Traits to Hire for When Building a Team of Leaders

Do your team members have compassion, enthusiasm and drive?

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Jennifer Garrett, communications strategist and account executive at See.Spark.Go, discusses a few of the most essential traits to look for when hiring a team of leaders.

“What I look for, not only in someone who's going to be on my team, but who I see that's going to take that extra step and be a leader, is that they're coachable and teachable, but also that they have enthusiasm and drive,” begins Jennifer.

Watch the interview to hear more of the key traits that are essential for leaders to embody.

What I look for, not only in someone who's going to be on my team, but who I see that's going to take that extra step and be a leader, is that they're coachable and teachable, but also that they have enthusiasm and drive. We are known for and what we get to do every day, is tell the stories of some of the best organizations in the world, and that means that we are a part of their teams and that we're just as excited about what they do and who they are as they are.

The people on our teams that are excited and enthusiastic to dive into projects and to learn more and really show enthusiasm is just essential to gather other people around them. I think that that's an ability to be attractive in who you are as a person. Attractive people are not necessarily the life of the party, in the sense that they are the loudest or draw the most attention, but they're attractive because of who they are and that they're constantly attracting people to them. And those are the leaders on my team and that I look for.

Something else that I look for in a leader is compassion. And compassion has a lot to do with just thinking of another person, being able to think from another perspective. So, that has a lot to do with when I'm working with a co-worker. Can I think from their perspective? It has to do with the client. How are they going to receive this? What's the best way to approach the situation? And, I think, compassion is just thinking beyond yourself, thinking for the future, and thinking for or from the perspective of another person.
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Jennifer Garrett

Jennifer Garrett has been at See.Spark.Go since January 2014 after seven years in magazines, media and events. Her deep understanding of editorial content brings strategy and vision to clients and the SSG team for both social media an...

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