WS: What kind of qualities do you look for in your employees?
Jernigan: I like to see people who are not looking to be led, who don’t bring you a problem without also offering two or three solutions to choose from. I also look at someone’s face in hopes of seeing bright eyes, a pleasant smile, a look of energy and confidence.
WS: But many employees have those qualities. What are some rare traits that only true leaders possess?
Jernigan: Finding someone with a real can-do attitude is hard. There are enough people out there who tell us why we can’t do things. But it’s a rare employee who accepts a challenge even if I don’t think he can accompli...(register to read more)