12 October 2023
Studio Pilates

“3 Things I Wish I Did Differently As a Leader” with Studio Pilates International CEO Jade Winter

Effective leadership is a journey of continuous learning and self-reflection and there’s so much we can learn from others who’ve paved the way before us. One of those people is Studio Pilates International Co-Founder and CEO Jade Winter, who is an avid believer in the term ‘failing forward’ and wholeheartedly embraces the opportunity to learn from his mistakes rather than to dwell on them. With 21 years of experience leading the global franchise business, in this article he reflects on 3 things he wishes he did differently as a leader from the outset.

1. Focusing on creating positive company culture from the start


Reflecting on my leadership journey, one aspect I would approach differently would be to place an even greater emphasis on building a robust company culture from the outset. Placing as much emphasis on fostering an environment that encourages innovation, collaboration, and mutual respect as possible, is absolutely pivotal for long-term success.


2. Embrace the unknown, don’t fear it


Secondly, I would have taken even more leaps into the unknown. One of our guiding principles is to dive in and figure out how to swim later on. Of course, we check the depth of the water first, but when you’re part of an innovative company doing things nobody else has done before, there isn’t always a roadmap and you never know what greatness you’re capable of until you give it a go.

3. Don’t forget to have fun along the way


Lastly, I’d take more time to stop to smell the roses. One of our core values is - ‘The journey is the gold medal. Have fun, instil this in others and realise that the destination is a bonus.’ This is a reminder to myself and to all of our team members to enjoy the process of building something great and not get too caught up in the day-to-day stresses and challenges.


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