What are your greatest motivators as a leader?

Editorial Team
Editorial Team
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We like to round up each issue by giving featured business leaders the final word. In issue 102 we asked, “What are your greatest motivators as a leader?”

Priscilla Gathungu, CEO, Java House     

“My greatest motivator is change and transformation; stagnation is boring. Making an impact on our people is also one of our focal points, and I am greatly motivated by both our team and our customers. By our very nature as a company, we are in the people business!”

Bhavna Patel, CEO, Groote Schuur Hospital   

“To provide excellent service. When you walk around the hospital and see staff engaging, smiling and happy to be working, that in itself just gives so much satisfaction. Similarly, when patients leave here satisfied with the service that they received, that provides the motivation to carry on. Leadership in this context is so difficult and it’s not something that comes easily. It’s about building relationships more than anything.”

Jason De Carteret, Head of Solarcentury Africa

“We are a team of experts that are not only exceptional at their jobs, but are also good people who you can depend on to make the right decisions in any given situation. Having that level of trust in your team inspires teamwork, and I consider leading such a team an honour. That is my greatest motivator.”

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