Monday, August 27, 2007

Interview Questions based on your leadership

Question: Describe one experience when you had to lead a team.

NOTE:: Applicant may not have had experienced a leadership role, but they should be able to display leadership skills and abilities.

Question: Have you ever tried to act as a mentor to a colleague? Was it worth it from a professional point of view?

NOTE:: Applicant should enjoy assisting others in their personal development as it helps to achieve common goals. They should understand that Helping people increases morale.

Question: Have you ever tried to do a job for which you were unqualified for? How did you react at that time? Were you able to accomplish your task?

NOTE:: Applicant should indicate and ability to take risks and chances to achieve goals at work. Their had work should inspires others.

Question: Does you like to praise team members in public? How do you express your appreciation of them?

NOTE:: Job seeker should be open-minded enough to appreciate the efforts and achievements of every member of the team.

Question: How do you keep each member of the team involved and motivated, while keeping morale high? What steps do you need to take to achieve this?

NOTE:: Applicant should work hard to develop respect for each member of the team and try to makes team members feel important. Mutual respect is vital to success.

Question: In what situations do you prefer to use your leadership skills? Can you give me some examples?

NOTE:: Applicant should have ideas about where their skills would work best. They should show that they create solutions to tricky and unexpected situations when extraordinary leadership skills are needed.

How do you motivate your team members?

If you do not have much time & they hold seriously differing views, what would be your approach?

In your present job what approach do you take to get your people together to establish a common approach to a problem?

Have you made any individual presentations recently? How did you prepare?

How do you get people who do not want to work together to establish a common approach to a problem?

What sort of leader do your people feel you are? Are you satisfied?

Do you feel you work more effectively on a one to one basis or in a group situation?

How would you describe your basic leadership style? Give specific examples of how you practice this?

How frequently do you meet with your immediate subordinates as a group?

What specifically do you do to set an example for your employees?

What approach do you take in getting your people to accept your ideas or department goals?

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