Google completed 10 years of research on what makes a good manager at a company. These 10 traits resonated with Team NRPR, as they reminded us of our own CEO, Nicole Rodrigues. Over the next 10 days, we are running a special series on this blog with our reactions to the list and what it means to be a good leader, written by individual NRPR staff members. This is post 6 of 10 in the series.

A NRPR Group, we have an unofficial slogan “teamwork makes the dream work.” While this saying is not unique to our team, it truly does mean something to us. At NRPR, Nicole Rodrigues, CEO embodies this sentiment as there is no job too big or too small that she will not do to help the team out. Prior to founding NRPR Group Nicole had 14 years of experience in the public relations and marketing industry, so it is no surprise that she can easily guide us to becoming PR pros just like her.

Nicole is one of the best leaders and I see it every day at NRPR. She leads by example, taking extra time to explain a concept, help an employee rewrite a pitch or just whatever it might be at the moment, and to her it may not seem like a big deal, but to us it means everything. Nicole works tirelessly to ensure her clients are happy, her staff is happy and never complains and that is what makes her a good leader.

Finally, Nicole gives each employee room to grow within the company. This may not look the same for everyone but Nicole only gives an employee a task when they’re ready for it, because she knows what it takes, even if the employee doesn’t think so, for example, I have been assigned to write my first fire up pitch. A fire up pitch is a template of a pitch that is used by the team to pitch an event, an individual, a launch, etc. This is a really big deal and I’m very excited that Nicole thinks I’m ready even if I’m not so sure myself. In my short time at NRPR I have experienced so much growth, teamwork and leadership that I didn’t even know existed. I am so grateful to work for a boss and a company that encourages and exemplifies excellent leadership every day.

Jessica Gilbert is an Assistant Account Executive at NRPR Group.