A great leader is someone to who people want to emulate. An inspirational leader will have exceptional interpersonal, and relationship building skills. Talk to the interviewer about some of the qualities that you admire, and value, in a leader.
If you are applying for a management position, discuss the best management qualities that you hold. It's a great idea to draw some ideas from the company's job description as that document will have many useful keywords you can bring into the conversation.
Some great management qualities are:
- Invested in Culture
- Positive Mindset
"I believe the best type of person to work for, leads by example at all times. They are approachable, hardworking, and fair. Also, they don't just talk the talk without walking the walk. It is irksome when a leader says that we need to put in the long hours but leaves earlier than everyone else, for instance."
"In my experience, a leader is only as successful as their investment in their people is strong. A good leader must care for their employees, and make sure they are growing to meet expectations. A successful leader will communicate expectations, hold people accountable for achievable goals and be the shining light that gets everyone fired up to do their best at all times. That means not taking favorites, and leading by example at all times."