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If you were hired for this position, what are the first changes you would implement?
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When are your leadership skills the most effective?
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How can we motivate you as a leader?
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Have you ever helped to implement a significant company change in one of your past roles?
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Give me an example of a time when your communication style helped you to be a more effective leader.
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Tell me about a time when you led a difficult project. What was the outcome?
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How do you react when your team misses a deadline?
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How do you present bad, or disappointing news, to your team members?
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As a leader, how will you measure the success of your team members?
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Which leadership book have you most recently read?
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How will you guide your team in terms of personal development?
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What is the most important task of a leader?
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What is the difference between a leader and a manager?
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What do you look for, before giving someone on your team a promotion?
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Do you prefer group discussions or one-on-one meetings?
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Tell me your favorite part of being a leader.
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What does micromanagement mean to you?
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Do you demonstrate leadership qualities even when you are not in a leadership role?
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What do you believe would be your biggest leadership challenge in this role?
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Tell me about a time when you tried to encourage a fellow team member. Was the encouragement well received?
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What do you find to be the most difficult aspect of leading your current team?
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Have you ever had to give an employee a poor performance review? How did you feel about that responsibility?
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Have you had the opportunity to teach an important skill to a co-worker?
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Tell me about a time when you took charge of a situation but the outcome was disappointing.
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When have you had to lead by example?
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Tell me about a time when you effectively delegated tasks.
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Tell me about a time when you took charge of a meeting. Was the outcome a positive one?
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When do you best demonstrate yourself as a leader?
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Tell me about your leadership qualities.
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Do you see yourself a leader? When have you led a team?
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