Richard Branson named ideal boss
- By Greg Rose -
- Sep 11, 2012
Richard Branson has been named the ideal boss in a new survey.
The Virgin Founder headed the list of top celebrity bosses in the poll by YouGov for recruitment firm Reed.
His calm, cool manner was highlighted as a key reason why Richard is seen as a good boss, in comparison to more aggressive management models.
Nearly two thirds of respondents stated that their own bosses are "good", and more than one quarter of those surveyed named Richard as their ideal celebrity boss.
Tom Lovell, managing director at Reed, commented: "With a good manager often making the difference of whether someone loves or hates a job, our research showed that many of the UK's managers do display the qualities that are most desired by workers, such as calmness under pressure and freedom to work without micro-management."
Meanwhile, Richard Branson was in London yesterday meeting Virgin Trains staff and appearing at the Transport Select Committee.