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Curiosity is a Key Leadership Trait

It's the no. 1 habit successful leaders share

What is the secret to success?

As the leaders of executive coaching firm Velocity, John Baird and Edward Sullivan have spent years searching for the answer to this question. Baird founded Velocity in 2015 and has helped mold top leaders at Fortune 500 companies including Apple, Nike and Twitter. Sullivan joined Velocity in 2016 as the firm’s CEO and managing partner; his client list includes executives at Hinge, DoorDash and Geico.

The duo works with start-ups around the world to help their leaders navigate the growing pains of being a new, fast-growing organization, including hiring, funding and business strategy. Each start-up has different ambitions and trajectories, however, Baird and Sullivan note that successful CEOs have one important habit in common.

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