Branson Nailed It on LinkedIn Today

culturefitIt’s safe to say that Sir Richard Branson, the billionaire founder of the Virgin Group, which operates more than 400 companies, knows how to run a company.

Even so, it is rare to hear even the most successful of business leaders state something so perfectly as Branson did when he declared in a recent LinkedIn blog post: “The first thing to look for when searching for a great employee is somebody with a personality that fits with your company culture. Most skills can be learned, but it is difficult to train people on their personality.”

We’ve been preaching the gospel of fit – the extent to which a person’s personality aligns with a particular job, position, or organization – for a while, but there’s nothing like hearing it straight from the horse’s mouth.

For more of Branson’s tips for managing his people and running an empire, check out Inc’s video series here.