Leadership Interview Questions

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Question 1 of 30

When are your leadership skills the most effective?

Leadership Interview Questions

  1. 1.

    When are your leadership skills the most effective?

  2. 2.

    What is the most important task of a leader?

  3. 3.

    Tell me about a time when you effectively delegated tasks.

  4. 4.

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

  5. 5.

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

  6. 6.

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

  7. 7.

    How can we motivate you as a leader?

  8. 8.

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

  9. 9.

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

  10. 10.

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

  11. 11.

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

  12. 12.

    What do you look for, before giving someone on your team a promotion?

  13. 13.

    Tell me about your leadership qualities.

  14. 14.

    How do you react when your team misses a deadline?

  15. 15.

    Do you prefer group discussions or one-on-one meetings?

  16. 16.

    What does micromanagement mean to you?

  17. 17.

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

  18. 18.

    Which leadership book have you most recently read?

  19. 19.

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

  20. 20.

    What is the difference between a leader and a manager?

  21. 21.

    Tell me your favorite part of being a leader.

  22. 22.

    When do you best demonstrate yourself as a leader?

  23. 23.

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

  24. 24.

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

  25. 25.

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

  26. 26.

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

  27. 27.

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

  28. 28.

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

  29. 29.

    When have you had to lead by example?

  30. 30.

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