Leadership Mock Interview

To help you prepare for your job interview, here are 30 interview questions and answer examples focused on your leadership skills.

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As a leader, how will you measure the success of your team members?

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List of 30 Leadership Interview Questions & Answers

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  1. 1.

    As a leader, how will you measure the success of your team members?

  2. 2.

    Have you ever had to give an employee a poor performance review? How did you feel about that responsibility?

  3. 3.

    Tell me your favorite part of being a leader.

  4. 4.

    If you were hired for this position, what are the first changes you would implement?

  5. 5.

    What do you believe would be your biggest leadership challenge in this role?

  6. 6.

    When are your leadership skills the most effective?

  7. 7.

    How do you present bad, or disappointing news, to your team members?

  8. 8.

    Tell me about a time when you led a difficult project. What was the outcome?

  9. 9.

    How will you guide your team in terms of personal development?

  10. 10.

    When have you had to lead by example?

  11. 11.

    How can we motivate you as a leader?

  12. 12.

    When do you best demonstrate yourself as a leader?

  13. 13.

    Give me an example of a time when your communication style helped you to be a more effective leader.

  14. 14.

    Tell me about a time when you took charge of a meeting. Was the outcome a positive one?

  15. 15.

    Tell me about your leadership qualities.

  16. 16.

    Do you see yourself a leader? When have you led a team?

  17. 17.

    Tell me about a time when you effectively delegated tasks.

  18. 18.

    Tell me about a time when you took charge of a situation but the outcome was disappointing.

  19. 19.

    Have you had the opportunity to teach an important skill to a co-worker?

  20. 20.

    What do you find to be the most difficult aspect of leading your current team?

  21. 21.

    Tell me about a time when you tried to encourage a fellow team member. Was the encouragement well received?

  22. 22.

    Do you demonstrate leadership qualities even when you are not in a leadership role?

  23. 23.

    Have you ever helped to implement a significant company change in one of your past roles?

  24. 24.

    What is the difference between a leader and a manager?

  25. 25.

    What is the most important task of a leader?

  26. 26.

    Which leadership book have you most recently read?