We all have different criteria as to what constitutes a good leader, yet we all agree on the same outcome of a good leader: we follow them. For me, it’s a combination of talent, practice, humility, flexibility, and ownership. When I’m looking to hire a leader for my team, I look most for a passion to lead. Leading is not easy and definitely requires dedication and sacrifice. It’s honestly not a role for everyone, and it’s very time-consuming. But for those who want it – who really, really want it – it’s fulfilling.
—Mike Irvine, Crystal D