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Leadership Comparison Between Richard Branson And Bill Gates


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Leadership Comparison Between Richard Branson And Bill Gates

  1. 1. By: -<br />Vallari Sharma<br />
  2. 2. Fast moving<br />Flamboyant<br /> Charismatic <br /> leader<br />Tough negotiator<br />opportunist<br />Workaholic<br />Adventurer <br />Richard Branson<br /> Risk taker<br />Competitive<br />Friendly <br />
  3. 3. Introduction<br />Born on 18th July, 1950<br />Chairman of Virgin group<br />Net worth is $2.5 billion <br />Branson has mild dyslexia and had poor academic record but discovered his quality to connect with others<br />
  4. 4. Business Ventures<br />Virgin Atlantic Airways in 1984<br />Virgin trains in 1996<br />Virgin mobile in 1999<br />Virgin cars in 2000<br />Virgin Galactic in 2004<br />Virgin health care in 2008<br />
  5. 5. Honours<br />Honorary degree of Doctor of technology in 1993<br />Tony Jannus Award for accomplishment in commercial in air transport in 2000<br />United Nations Correspondents Association Citizen of the world award for his support for environmental & humanitarian causes<br />
  6. 6. Ultimate Brand Builder<br /> Driving force at the centre of 150 to 200 companies, employing more than 8000 people in 26 countries.<br />
  7. 7. Charismatic & Transformational Leader<br />Adapt quickly to change<br />Virgin shows continual growth and changes<br />Transforms employees to pursue organizational goals over self –interest<br />
  8. 8. Charismatic & Transformational Leader<br />Charismatic leader achieve their impact by creating of followers who personally identify with this style<br />Individual personality of Branson is stamped everywhere throughout the business<br />
  9. 9. Creator of Young & Fun Culture<br />“Look for the best and you will get the best”<br />“If a flower is watered, it flourishes. If not it shrivels up and dies”<br />Write “chitty – chatty” letters to his subordinates<br />
  10. 10. Comparison<br />
  11. 11. Richard Branson vs. Bill Gates<br />Richard Branson – Democratic Leader<br />Bill Gates – Autocratic Leader<br />
  12. 12. Richard Branson vs. Bill Gates<br />Fiedler’s Contingency Model<br />
  13. 13. Richard Branson vs. Bill Gates<br />Contingency & Situational Leadership<br /><ul><li> Branson enjoys good rapport among subordinates while Gates enjoys clear Chain of Command
  14. 14. Branson has adoptive, supportive and participative behavior while Gates adopts more directive behavior
  15. 15. Branson gives freedom to perform to his employees but Gates preferred to tell his subordinates what to do </li></li></ul><li>Richard Branson vs. Bill Gates<br />Hersey and Blanchard’s Situational Leadership model<br /><ul><li> Branson gives responsibility to his subordinates according to their readiness for the task while Gates gives to those whom he trusts</li></li></ul><li>Richard Branson vs. Bill Gates<br />Charismatic & Transformational Leadership<br /><ul><li>Branson use his personality to publicize his brand through his charm while Bill Gates is passionate about his work</li></li></ul><li>Richard Branson vs. Bill Gates<br />Entrepreneurial & Strategic Leadership<br /><ul><li>Branson and Gates both has risk taking capability
  16. 16. Gates recruit only best talents in the software industry while Branson hires people who work for him and with him
  17. 17. Virgin has flat organizational structure while in Microsoft only top echelons can take decisions</li></li></ul><li>Level 5 Hierarchy<br />
  18. 18. THANK YOU<br />Presented By: -<br />Vallari Sharma<br />