Thoughts and experiences on Leadership
by Ronleigh Gaddin
Women’s Month is a special time at Amani Spas, my business is centred around women and I am incredibly proud of what we have achieved and the amount of women we have uplifted. So many people today ask me advice on how I lead my business, what are my drivers and what makes Amani Spas successful? This Women’s month I am sharing my thoughts of women in leadership and how we can, by running transformational businesses, uplift women throughout South Africa and Africa as a whole.
A leadership style is something that I think about often and I work hard on building and maintaining. I believe my leadership style is one that embraces change. Being able to deal with a fluctuating economy and an industry that is constantly evolving helps me generate ideas and innovation to keep Amani Spas as a frontrunner. I am a believer in constant improvement and learning, by constantly developing skills I can further develop my employees social, intellectual and emotional intelligence, which in my experience, creates a better workplace environment which has a knock on effect my our business.
My core beliefs as a female CEO and entrepreneur are:
These 4 leadership qualities are an ongoing exercise, which I put into daily practice. It is not easy to maintain and the one true mark of a leader is being able to hold yourself accountable.
When you live and breathe your beliefs, they filter down to every aspect of your business, these 4 beliefs can be powerful drivers for anyone no matter your industry or business.
As a CEO you need to be able to make choices about what is important to you, be consistent and communicate your beliefs with conviction and integrity. This is how I have taken my brain-child from an idea to the biggest luxury spa chain in Africa.
I wish you all a prosperous Women’s Month, and may you be a catalyst for growth and transformation on our beautiful continent.