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What is your favorite book on leadership and business?

7 Answer Examples

By: Rachelle Enns

How to Answer

This question offers a unique opportunity for you to start a great conversation surrounding your favorite books and other resources about your industry or job title. Once you have offered up your favorite book on leadership and business, be sure to ask the interviewer for theirs in return. This question offers an opportunity to gain a new resource for yourself!

Professional Answer Examples
General
Answer example

"I am a huge fan of 'Good to Great' by Jim Collins. The premise of the book is to determine why some companies make it, and others do not. It taught me a lot about avoiding mediocre and creating a great organization. Have you read it?"

Admin
Answer example

"Hands down, my favorite book is 'The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People' by Stephen Covey I have incorporated many of the suggestions in this book, and my productivity went through the roof. I love to read and would like to know - what is your favorite business-related book?"

Manager
Answer example

"Have you ever read 'The Five Dysfunctions of a Team' by Patrick Lencioni? It's a business book that talks about potential pitfalls in teambuilding, and how to avoid them. It's an older read, but still very relevant."

Marketing
Answer example

"The book, ' First, Break All the Rules' is for sure my favorite read. It's by Marcus Buckingham, and he talks about solutions for employee engagement. I would love to hear any recommendations that you have as well!"

Retail
Answer example

"I used to work in a bookstore and have read hundreds of books, many related to sales, retail sales, business, and customer service. If I had to choose one favorite book, I would say it is 'To Sell I Human' by Daniel Pink. He describes everyone as a 'seller' which changed my perspective as a customer sales rep many years ago and - today, changes how I train my employees."

Sales
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"In my opinion, the best book I have ever read is 'What Great Salespeople Do' by Michael Bosworth and Ben Zoldan. The book teaches about building effective relationships by creating a very effective sales story. It's a must-read in my opinion. Do you have any must-reads to recommend?"

Teacher
Answer example

"As you are aware, teachers have many amazing resources when it comes to books about the classroom. I love reading and will almost always have a professional development book in hand. My favorite read as of late is 'Make it Stick' by Peter Currell Brown. He discusses techniques for creating more productive learners, best study habits, and hands-on methods to support your students."

Written by:

Ryan Brown
Ryan Brown, is the creator of MockQuestions. He has over ten years experience creating interview questions. His website has helped over 10 million job seekers in their interview preparation.
Rachelle Enns
Rachelle Enns is an executive head-hunter and job search expert. Utilized by top executives from Fortune 100 & 500 companies like Fitbit, Microsoft, General Electric, Nestle, and more, she helps professionals position themselves in a competitive marketplace. Rachelle founded Renovate My Resume, a company that focuses on helping job seekers get their edge back. Renovate My Resume creates stand-out resumes, cover letters, LinkedIn profiles and professional summaries for new grads, all the way to corporate executives. Rachelle spends much of her time training career coaches, recruiters, and resume writers. She also holds interview workshops for students and interns, globally. For great tips and tricks, follow Rachelle on Instagram @_rachelle_e or @renovatemyresume.
First written on: 03/29/2018
Last modified on: 08/02/2018
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