Most companies say that they want to hire leaders, but that might not mean what you think it does.

Turns out, it's more than being able to rally a team or spearhead a project from beginning to end. What employers are really looking for? People who can help them achieve their biggest priorities, namely growth, innovation, and building an engaged workforce. (And, yes, this is true whether you're an executive or an entry-level hire.)

To learn more about how to become the type of leader that hiring managers are looking for, check out this infographic, which breaks it down into the surprising skills you'll need.

Photo of people talking courtesy of Shutterstock. Infographic courtesy of New England College.