Head of the Virgin Group Sir Richard Branson has told business people and leaders from the public and private sector that it is important for any good leader to be able to listen.
He says it is especially important for small businesses that are now trying to establish themselves.
Sir Richard says it's important to try to maximise the strength of the strongest people in your team and to constantly encourage and praise workers where it is due, rather than criticise.
His comments came during a ‘Business is an Adventure’ leadership conference at the Hilton Barbados Wednesday morning.
The sold-out event was attended by a virtual who's who from the local business community, along with, senior officials from some public sector entities, along with members of cabinet and opposition leader Mia Mottley.
Several school children also attended the conference, having been extended a special invitation by Sir Richard.