Get the maturity level of the companies very similar to the maturity level of people. The billionaire’s parents encouraged him to always look at the good side of everyone, not to speculate on the worst and then try to scrape his hair.
If Richard Branson is heard whispering to others, his parents will make him go out and look in the mirror for five minutes. What they mean is he should see for himself how ugly such a behavior is reflected on him.
Richard Branson was also taught that irritability or any other form of anger or aggression was not intended to be of any useful purpose. If not to say is only detrimental to us. One thing his parents made no effort to teach him, it was a way to prevent his excitement from showing.
“The importance of the leadership lessons that we absorb from our parents and after a while, pass on back to the children and the people they work with us” the Virgin Group founder commented. He always sees the maturity of companies very similar to the maturity of people.
It’s like raising a toddler who is very different from shaping a teenager into a framework, and the skill set will probably change a little as the company gets older. The core principles of parenting and company leadership are closely intertwined.
Then comes the more mature stage. Hopefully, they have learned from their mistakes and gone into stabilization, but this stage is also full of risks. Perhaps the biggest is complacency. And once the stage of “middle-aged crisis” was reached, the company easily became idle. And they will spend more time looking in the rearview mirror than rushing to open new paths and trying to find out what opportunities are looming ahead.