What Top CEOs Look For When Identifying Future Leaders

Every leader wants to have their dream team. You’ve got to have a great team to succeed. Those right people will drive success.

David asked top leaders what they look for when identifying future leaders on How Leaders Lead. Here is what they shared:

Daniel Lubetzky, Founder of KIND Snacks looks for people that will challenge him, raise their hands and speak up, and not just go along with everything he says, this creates “a permission culture to take risks and challenge.”

Indra Nooyi, former Chairman & CEO of PepsiCo, looks for people who throw their head, heart, and hands into the job. It’s not enough to come to work and say, “It’s a job,” to Indra. She looks for someone who sees their job as a passion. She wants her leaders to be willing to bring everything they’ve got to work and throw themselves into the job because they love what they do.

Kevin Johnson, CEO of Starbucks, looks for authenticity, and good values. Those two together build trust. “I think authenticity is very important, and the second thing is that values matter… especially in times of adversity. And then you build trust. Trust is earned.”

You can now use what you’ve learned and run with it! Let’s go!

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