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JSE CEO encourages servant leadership

“Having different people around the table with you means you can tackle a problem from many different perspectives a lot more creatively.”

This, according to Nicky Newton-King, Chief Executive Officer of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, who recently was guest speaker on the Executive Development Programme (EDP) of Stellenbosch University’s USB-ED (Business School Executive Development [Pty] Ltd) in Bellville.

In her address, the former lawyer, who has been at the helm of the JSE since 2012, was voted South Africa’s Top Businesswoman in 2003, encouraged the EDP participants, who are aspiring or current executives from a range of African countries, not to become consumed with the status of any position and not to surround themselves with yes-(wo)men.

She also emphasised her belief in a servant leadership style.

“It’s a symbolic space when you run a business,” Newton-King pointed out. “People should never think that management and the CEO are there for themselves. The position is a privilege and I feel very strongly about a servant leadership style, which is my style.”

She believes that leaders should be the cheerleaders for their teams.

“Continuously create a space for diversity,” Newton-King said. “You will succeed if you’re authentic. Be the best you, you can be. Don’t try to be someone else.”

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