Traits of a good team leader: positive attitude, team-oriented, knowledgeable about legal basis for searches and search techniques, efficient, good communication skills, ability to multitask, and calm under pressure.
Search patterns available for use:
Spiral: single person search, usually small spaces and indoors.
Strip or Coordinate: involves 1-2 people in reasonable space, usually outdoors but easily distinguished boundaries, move parallel to each other.
Grid or Zonal: involves multiple searchers, always outdoors, typically very large areas like mountains or woods, area divided into distinct regions.