What does good leadership look like to you?

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 103 we asked, “What does good leadership look like to you?”

Marika Abrahams, Project Director, Berman Brothers Group

“The company is governed through a staff and people-centred approach, with a flat leadership structure, maintaining respect for all regardless of role, position, or level of skill. We are in the unwavering pursuit for perfection, treating every aspect of a project as if it were our own home. Principles such as honesty, hard work, dedication, and trust are etched into the foundation of Berman Brothers Group and the work that we continue to produce.” 

Leo Dlamini, Principal Officer and CEO, Bestmed Medical Scheme

“To be a good leader, it is important that the brand’s values resonate with your own to ensure authentic leadership. You need to make sure that your team is aligned at all times regarding the brand’s philosophy and the organisation’s objectives. You also need a committed and passionate team, as the leader is only as good as their team, and everybody should be aligned. Ultimately, if you become complacent and do not nurture your brand, the brand and culture will inevitably erode.” 

Tente Tente, Chief Executive, Lesotho Highlands Development Authority

“There are specific anchors and tenets of leadership that can increase the chances of success once in place. These, in my view, are ethics, accountability, and compassion. I believe that with the right ethical conduct, it can filter through to the rest of the team and organisation.” 

Motooane Thinyane, CEO, Letšeng Diamonds

“Engaging meaningfully, enabling and giving opportunities, allowing for growth, being transparent, being intentional, giving clarity of purpose, and being situationally adaptable.” 

Wynand Smit, Managing Director, Isipani Construction

“A good leader is someone that can upskill, invest in, and mentor people at a lower level than themselves, to such an extent that they grow as both a person and a leader.” 

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