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1. What immediate changes would you like to see, if you were hired for this position?
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Give me an example of how your listening skills helped you when leading a team.
 
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What motivates you?
 
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Have you helped to implement a significant change at a company in one of your past roles?
 
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Tell me about a time you led a difficult project.
 
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Do you have any experience training or coaching others?
 
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Give me an example of a time when your communication skills helped you be a more effective leader.
 
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How have you demonstrated leadership ability when you were not in a leadership role?
 
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What do you enjoy about working in a leadership role?
 
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How do you respond to feedback?
 
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Describe the best manager you've had so far.
 
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If you were to take on this leadership role, what do you think will be your toughest challenge?
 
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Balancing the upper management big picture visions with the floor staffing time management.
 
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I must to iprove myself and let the other trust in any desegion I will take take it.
 
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When do you feel your leadership skills are most effective?
 
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My leadership skills are most effective when I have the support and encouragement of my superior and am given trust to complete the tasks set before me.
 
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When I allow others to have a voice or when delivering a clear and concise message about any changes.
 
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Tell me about a time when you had to encourage a fellow team member. How was your encouragement received?
 
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Team member was having skill issue, gave him enough training and gave him full encouragement. Encouragement was received in positive way and the result was perfect.
 
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I had a co worker who needed a lot of encouragement when students chose not to attend our university. She was an allumni and felt offended when they didn't see our school as the right choice. I was able to encourage and motivate her by explaining reasons why it was a benefit that the student hadn't chose our university. When she was able to see the benefits and how they outweighed the decision the student had made, she was encouraged.
 
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Do you believe you are a leader? When have you led a team?
 
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I do believe I am a strong leader in my organization. I have led a team on many occasions personally and professionally, in business, community as well as sports venues.
 
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Yes, As I stated earlier, I have led several multidisciplinary subcommittees toward the ultimate goal of program certification. Not to mention I was the nurse manager of 80+ employees and was in responsible for staffing, employee issues, patient issues, and employee health.
 
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What leadership qualities do you possess?
 
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Organization, communicates well, I ask lots of questions to make sure I understand the circumstance and then I responds to the issue with a professional attitude not letting my personal feeling guide me in my decision making, prompt and professionalism.
 
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Befriend the staff and can encourage working as a team.
 
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When have you demonstrated leadership abilities?
 
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While deciding who should b assigned what duties.. Who can excel in which field.
 
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I believe I demonstrate leadership abilities daily, with daily interactions with everyone I come in contact with.
 
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Tell me about a time when you took charge of a meeting. How were the results of your actions?
 
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Held meeting regarding a theme party.. It was excellent.
 
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I have facilitated meetings quite frequently. When those opportunities arise, I begin with an agenda of specific items to be discussed and timelines for each. I have also reached out to the group involved in the meeting to see if there are any concerns they may feel important to include. This helps meetings to result in efficiency and effectiveness to accomplish the objective for the meeting.
 
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Tell me when you have delegated tasks effectively.
 
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I have been a project lead many times on events and activities. Although I am the lead, I know there are others that are better at certain tasks necessary to complete the project/organize the event. So I reach out to them and ask them for their assistance and expertise to create the best outcome we can have.
 
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From the time I was given the opportunity to lead a group of people.
 
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When have you had to lead a situation by example? How were the results?
 
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My manager had to leave early .. There was a corporate event .. I had to greet and welcome foreign guests and delegates.
 
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During an instance of low morale within my division, I took the lead on identifying the ways in which to improve our conditions immediately and what the overall decisions would do for our ability to boost morale and move forward positively.
 
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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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Tasked with a project for the entire corporation, a large collaborative effort was needed to complete the project. At the halfway point of the project it was decided that the corporation was no longer going to move in that direction and instead were going to change efforts. The work that had been done prior was simply discarded. It was disappointing that the project was dropped, but was hopeful that sometime in the future it can be resurrected and completed.
 
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Arranged a party function for kids .. A magic show but kids were more interested in games and pool.
 
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When have you taught someone important skills or knowledge, in the workplace?
 
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I tought new hire at the reception how to greet guests when they come .. How to see off them as their well wisher.
 
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I teach employees skills and knowledge daily. On new assignments and old processes.
 
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When have you had to give an employee a poor performance review?
 
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I had to give an employee a poor performance when they did not follow the procedures and it cost the department.
 
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One employee had will issue in performing so had to give him about is poor performance review, made him understand to improve on it. He understood the information and improved his performance.
 
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What is the most difficult aspect of leading employees for you?
 
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Transforming people with all different backgrounds, opinions, ethics, and ideas into a team and creating an environment where they work well as a collective group and team.
 
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Making everyone happy. Some decisions are made because that is what is best for the organization. However, I always provide clarification on why the decision was made and set clear expectations for performance.
 
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Describe the worst manager you've had.
 
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