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10/10 With Keva Dine

Keva Dine, recruiter and creative leadership expert

Wisdom from Keva Dine, The Expert Creative Recruiter, CEO of Keva Dine Agency.

Welcome to another chapter of our 10/10 series, where we engage with trailblazing leaders from various fields who are redefining leadership.

We delve into their top 10 things they are looking for in a leader and the 10 things they are working on as leaders themselves. We asked them to keep these snapshots brief – rapid, accessible, and endlessly inspiring. If you’re looking for creative leadership inspiration make sure to subscribe to our Leaders Are Built Substack to get every part of the series delivered straight to your inbox. Enjoy.

10/10 with Creative Leadership Expert, Keva Dine

Keva Dine is the CEO and the creative industry recruitment trailblazer behind Keva Dine Agency. Keva rapidly made her mark working with Rip Curl back in 2001, igniting a career dedicated to launching hundreds of creative careers and fueling agency and brand growth. From sourcing top talent for global brands like DC Shoes and Apple to securing roles in Target’s advertising and prestigious New York-based think tanks, Keva’s impact is unmatched. We love Keva not only because she’s the perfect example of great creative leadership but because she’s the ultimate hype woman. Endlessly cheering on colleagues, businesses, and friends from the sidelines. If you know Keva and you have someone in your corner.

10 things I look for in a leader

  1. Clarity
  2. Passion
  3. Stability
  4. Giving a F*ck about me, the company, the mission
  5. Steward of the brand
  6. Responsiveness
  7. An advocate
  8. Trustworthiness
  9. Reliability
  10. Cool to be around

10 things I am working on as a leader

  1. Clear communication
  2. Follow-ups
  3. Consistency
  4. Better planning
  5. Harnessing my creative sparks of inspo with structure and planning
  6. Spell-checking
  7. Following thru with my expectations
  8. More small rewards for good jobs
  9. More intention with poor performance— inject consequences and lessons around fails
  10. Spending less money

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The 10/10 Series aims to show you that being a great leader isn’t rocket science. But it does require effort. And even the best are always working on it.

Lead like it matters.

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Want more 10/10 leadership wisdom? Check out our last interview with Que Gaskins, a creative and innovative leader, who Advertising Age coined “The Arbiter of Cool.”

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