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Top 20 Leadership Interview Questions

Question 1 of 21
If you were hired for this position, what are the first changes you would implement?
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Question 2 of 21
When are your leadership skills the most effective?
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"My leadership skills are the most effective when my relationship with the employee isn't just a surface connection. I want to have true knowledge of their life and a good understanding of their career goals. When my employees are assured that I can help them to achieve their goals, they are more likely to be an engaged part of the team."
"My leadership skills are most effective when my team is engaged and happy. I spend a lot of time making sure that my team of staff are happy, confident, and invested in their jobs."
"My skills are most effective when we face a tight deadline and have to push through. I pride myself on being and excellent motivator."
When you have a great relationship with the individuals you are leading, your leadership skills will be the most effective. Show the interviewer that you recognize a great relationship starts with clear communication, trust, and honesty. Tell the interviewer that you spend time genuinely getting to know your team. For instance, perhaps you like to understand what activities they have going on both inside and outside of work, their kids' names, or if they have any pets. Building a relationship with your team will ensure that you can frequently and genuinely ask them how they are doing. The more comfortable they are, the better chance they will come to you for help in the workplace when they need it.
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"I am the most effective leader when I am passionate and am able to ignite that passion in my team. When they all understand why we're doing what we're doing and why that's exciting, it's easy to get the job done together."
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"I believe I'm the most effective leader when the group is lacking direction. I immediately sense that there's a lack of leadership brewing, and I step up to lead, even if it's not in my job description, necessarily. I feel I excel in providing direction in a time of need and do well uniting a group."
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Question 3 of 21
How can we motivate you as a leader?
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"I am motivated through words of encouragement and compensation based rewards. This could be a competition for a gift card, or a contest where I can earn a bigger holiday party budget for my team. Being a leader comes naturally to me so I don't find it to be a taxing task very often. My competitive side keeps me motivated, as well."
"I am a very competitive personality and find that what motivates me most is to win; whether that be a sales contest or accolades."
"I am motivated by a company that is ethical and strives to do the right thing. I am at my best when I am trusted and allowed to make decisions in order to remain on the straight and narrow."
Even the most amazing leader can be in danger of burning out now and then. The interviewer wants to know how they can be an encouragement to you, in turn. It's important for you to be able to identify and express what keeps you showing up, working hard, and supporting your team. Your motivation may be that you are driven by the idea of success and achievement. Perhaps you are working towards career advancement.Take some time to think about what truly motivates you.
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"I'm pretty competitive, and also love praise when it is meaningful, and being in sales, of course I am motivated by financial rewards. Tapping into accelerated financial growth based on performance, sprinkled with "shout-outs" for my hard work and my team's improvement/performance is really motivating to me."
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"What really motivates me is the potential to continue to grow with a company. I really value recognition, especially when it plays a role in taking my career to the next level with my organization. I value a company that values me, and all of its employees. Loyalty to employees or companies is so rare these days, and it's something I truly value, so seeing my hard work be recognized by internal promotions is something that truly motivates me."
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Question 4 of 21
Have you ever helped to implement a significant company change in one of your past roles?
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"Last month our company introduced a new software program called XYZ. I was already familiar with the program because I had used it in a previous role. I offered to do an employee training on the program and my boss agreed to it. I took a lunch hour to give my presentation and then offered myself as the subject matter expert, moving forward. The implementation went very well and my boss was thankful for my help."
"I made a suggestion last year that we install a higher quality coffee machine in our office rather than continue to purchase the disposable coffee pods. We calculated that the savings would be about $12,000 per year plus the positive environmental impact."
"I led the initiative to implement lean six sigma into our quality processes. I had taken a training class on it and new it could be a useful tool for our team."
The interviewer would like to know that you have the type of personality where you can take initiative. Show that you are happy being an engaged part of your company, and team. Perhaps a new company policy was coming into place and you helped to execute some changes. Maybe a new employee benefit program was introduced, or a new software was implemented. In your example, be specific about what you did, and the impact your actions had - whether short or long term.
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"I reorganized the sales organization. It went from a daily free-for-all where buyers were assigned pretty randomly to each buy order to a streamlined, sales pod. By coupling sales executives with a team of buyers, not only did we create a team mentality that was previously not there (often there was an us vs. them mentality with lots of finer pointing), but also the buyers became experts on their accounts. It was much more effective on a personnel level as well as in terms of dollars generated."
Marketing Example
"In a previous role, I took point on coordinating the migration of our website and e-commerce platform, too. That required a lot of collaboration across departments, working with an outside agency, editing, and testing the entire site. It was a several month long project, but ultimately it was completed successfully and led to increased e-commerce sales on our new site."
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Question 5 of 21
Give me an example of a time when your communication style helped you to be a more effective leader.
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Question 6 of 21
Tell me about your experience in training and coaching others.
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Question 7 of 21
Tell me about a time when you led a difficult project. What was the outcome?
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Question 8 of 21
When do you best demonstrate yourself as a leader?
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Question 9 of 21
Tell me your favorite part of being a leader.
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Question 10 of 21
Do you demonstrate leadership qualities even when you are not in a leadership role?
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Question 11 of 21
What do you believe would be your biggest leadership challenge in this role?
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Question 12 of 21
Do you see yourself a leader? When have you led a team?
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Question 13 of 21
Tell me about a time when you tried to encourage a fellow team member. Was the encouragement well received?
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Question 14 of 21
Tell me about your leadership qualities.
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Question 15 of 21
Have you ever had to give an employee a poor performance review? How did you feel about that responsibility?
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Question 16 of 21
Have you had the opportunity to teach an important skill to a co-worker?
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Question 17 of 21
Tell me about a time when you took charge of a situation but the outcome was disappointing.
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Question 18 of 21
When have you had to lead by example?
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Question 19 of 21
Tell me about a time when you effectively delegated tasks.
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Question 20 of 21
Tell me about a time when you took charge of a meeting. Was the outcome a positive one?
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Question 21 of 21
What do you find to be the most difficult aspect of leading your current team?
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Question 1 of 21
If you were hired for this position, what are the first changes you would implement?
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1.
I wold like to see more time to coach the partners that are struggling in areas I would also like to see more staff.
2.
Mindset of the existing employees.
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I would like to sit down with the 'Principal' and with his guidance determine the role that he would like me to have as an assistant principal. Then I would like to meet the staff.
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None immediately. I believe it is prudent to watch, listen and get a feel for new surroundings and how people interact, what the morale and culture are like. Then, as issues become evident, slowly start to integrate changes as the need arises.
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I would like to learn the role and then look at what we can improve on.
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Change needs to be adapted slowly after relationship has been built.
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Positive result which is needed for project, any one not working due to will issue will be warned .
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None until I have a full grasp on the current dealings.
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First and foremost I would need to know the store/ the people im working with.
10.
I would like to see everything more organized .. I believe it is already but that is the way I m.
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I don't believe I would change anything immediately. I think it is important for me to learn your processes and procedures and why they are in place prior to me trying to impart my ways.
12.
I don't know if what changes need to be made but if some need to be made I will try to find the best way to change it.
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I don't know if what changes need to be made but if some need to be made I will try to find the best way to change it.
14.
To ensure the team is functions as a coherent team.
15.
I will like to meet targets.
Question 2 of 21
When are your leadership skills the most effective?
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At the start of a shift. Ensuring the staff have a clear direction on what they are doing for the day.
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Working with team memmers.
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When they are mentally stimulating towards a new project.
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They are most effective at all times.
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When building and grooming of streem line the sales force.
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When the other feel that my skills are more effective when they find themselfs and the principal doing the mission whith safety.
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My concern, listening year and problem solving attitude.
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My leadership skills are pretty balanced and even, however I am very effective in situations of high demand and stress.
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When I go back to the compound with out any any ring and will the see the principal are happy from what I did and my colleague also that is mean team work wz the leader ship.
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My leadership skills are the most effetive when I do my homework - this means understanding the background of situations and making thoughtful reflective decisions .
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My leadership skills are the most effective when I am informed. This means that I have to understand the culture and climate of the building and get to know the expectations of the administration, staff and families and other stakeholders.
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I feel my leadership is most effective when I have time to come with a plan a see it thou.
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When solid relationships have been fostered and there is a community of mutual respect where everyone feels safe and comfortable taking risks.
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I feel they are most effective when there have been quality relationships established, so that a culture of trust is created and it is a safe environment in which to take risks.
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They are most effective when I can apply them properly and the employee learbs the most.
Question 3 of 21
How can we motivate you as a leader?
Question 4 of 21
Have you ever helped to implement a significant company change in one of your past roles?
Question 5 of 21
Give me an example of a time when your communication style helped you to be a more effective leader.
Question 6 of 21
Tell me about your experience in training and coaching others.
Question 7 of 21
Tell me about a time when you led a difficult project. What was the outcome?
Question 8 of 21
When do you best demonstrate yourself as a leader?
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1.
On a daily basis in my career, family life and volunteer work.
2.
I have demonstrate leadership abilities within my classroom, with my team, with other learning leaders within my school and area, and also with parents. I have stepped up and solved problems when senior administration has been absent and am careful to make sure that all guests are received and made to feel welcome in our school. One instance which comes to mind is just before teachers convention and the family day long weekend. A parent had returned to the school to fetch their child's retainer that had been left in a locker. I heard noise out in the hallway and went to check it out. The parent explained the issue and was having problems opening their child's locker. As the office was closed and I didn't have access to the child's locker combo etc, I took the initiative to seek out a caretaker and ask what the parent's options were. We found a solution and the parent was grateful for my help and for a resolution to the problem.
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In my current role, I demonstrate leadership on a daily basis. From coaching new team members to providing effective strategies and guidance to teachers.
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When ever my junior needed I show the demonstrate about leadership.
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Taking control of situations to make for a pleasant, enjoyable dinning experience.
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While deciding who should b assigned what duties.. Who can excel in which field.
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I demonstrated leadership abilities when leading my student worker teams.
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I always try to demonstrate leadership in all I do.
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At company parties, when everyone is loaded and suggestible.
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When we are short handed and busy then make customer happy and control and control of kitchen area too.
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You have to lead everyday. They are especially important at times of stress and ambiguity.
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I feel I demonstrate leadership skills consistently in being approachable, and helpful in developing alternative ideas/plans to help teachers or EA's teach students.
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I have demonstrated my Leadership skills by teaching others, learning from others and incorporating knowledge to achieve successful results.
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I consistently demonstrate leadership abilities as I believe that a leader is someone who respects others, offers praise, is accountable, and is viewed as a member of the team.
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I am aware that leadership is a full time tasks so its demonstrated all the time.
Question 9 of 21
Tell me your favorite part of being a leader.
Question 10 of 21
Do you demonstrate leadership qualities even when you are not in a leadership role?
Question 11 of 21
What do you believe would be your biggest leadership challenge in this role?
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I believe my toughest challenges would be to get the company moving in the right direction again. I feel with my experience, in change and moving companies forward, I will be able to do this.
2.
Balancing the upper management big picture visions with the floor staffing time management.
3.
Would be the language barrier between me and the clientele we serve.
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Learning the company policy and procedures, my role and what is expected of me with the company.
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I think my changllege will be to get to know the staff better.
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Get the product reach the end user. Build the team and make this product reach the end user.
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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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Getting to know the layout of the store.
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Getting my point of view with older employees.
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My toughest challenge would be keeping balance in my life. I have always loved my work with children and peers and can dive in head first. It has only been in the last few years that I have set boundaries for work.
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I have to work for keep the relationship more stronger between the colleagues and also have to work for like a team work one for all and all for one cause we are here to sacceed the mission by protect imports people and motivate and loyalty.
12.
Balancing office challenges with people issues. I want to be available during the day as much as possible to the students, teachers and other staff, yet I know that a healthy balance will lead to a healthier life at school and at home.
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Balancing office challenges with people issues. I want to be available during the day as much as possible to the students, teachers and other staff, yet I know that a healthy balance will lead to a healthier life at school and at home.
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Learing the personalities of each member and fuigreing out how to bring them together as team .
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Learning all the laws, codes and policies.
Question 12 of 21
Do you see yourself a leader? When have you led a team?
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Yes. I have been captain of many a team sport.
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Yes, I am a RN CM currently managing clients, RNs, LPN's, CNA's and RPCA's on a daily basis.
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Yes. I have been a learning leader for about 15 years in various capacities. In the earlier days, I was a leader in that I had knowledge (though not yet wisdom) of the curriculum and required resources. I had yet to hone my skills in creating an effective and efficient team and to try to bring forth all that I respected in a leader into everyday practice. It takes time to find your footing in your leadership shoes, just as it takes many years to truly hone your skills in the classroom.
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Yes, I am a leader. As we have had new staff members come to our team, I have become a de facto leader to build capacity in others.
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Yes, and I have trained wait, bus and kitchen salad & dessert prep for 15 years. We all benefit.
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I do. I have led teams all my life. I was cheer Captain in College, President of a Student club in high school called Best Buddies, Student Ministries Coordinator in high school, children's Director in multiple churches and Recruitment Coordinator right out of college. Although I have led many teams, most often I moved into positions naturally, without trying to push my way to the top.
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I do believe I am a leader. I am leading a team now.
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Yes; I always lead when in bed.
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Yes, always from last 26 years leading good team.
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I believe I can lead a team. At som point or another in all of my job positions I have directly and indirectly led individuals.
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Yes, I am looked to as a leader during meetings and my input often sought in both curricular areas as well as behavioral. I have led teams throughout my time in the district.
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Yes I believed I am a leader. A lead a team last year.
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Yes I believe I am a leader and will stand by most of my convictions and work to get others to see my point of view. I have lead group of individuals in task oriented situations.
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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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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.
Question 13 of 21
Tell me about a time when you tried to encourage a fellow team member. Was the encouragement well received?
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1.
New staff probationary period. Consolidating their learnings with company procedures. It was received well.
2.
When team member falls behind their task most likely will feel in confidence for completing the task and as a result feels discourage and left out. In this situation best things to do is trying to understand the main reason for it and walk through with the employee and by doing so try to build their confidence up and prove them that they are the member of the team and they can complete the task they are given.
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I will speak to them in a friendly manner and ask them to stay positive and open minded. I will also use humour. They would laugh.
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Team member was very upset over how vacation time was done. She thought she had more and she was upset because she was not told upon being hire how vac time was given. I pull the policy for her and we went over the policy explaining to her that she did not receive any time the first 3 months of employment she started acquiring her vacation at 1.54 hrs per pay period at the 3 month mark. She was not happy that the people who had hired her did not explain this to her but she was very pleased that I had helped her unstained why she did not have the amount of time she taught she had.
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There was an employee who was struggling getting to learn our system we had. I kept telling her that she will get it after time and whenever I had free time I would sit with her and coach her.
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When he going down on confidence. I would stand by lift the confidence and boost up the morals.
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Last week as his morale was down due to weekly sales meet - been with calls with him nearly five continuous days - received with great joy and high morale.
8.
This past summer I coached a fellow teacher through a grant writing process. She had good ideas but struggled to put her ideas in writing. I helped her vocalize her ideas, which we casually outlined. Then she wrote her proposal on the white board. We then looked at the grant and highlighted the pieces that were called for in the grant. She we very impressed with her newly aquired grant writing skills. My role was primarily that of a listener and encourager. She did all the work.
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I help teachers with computer issues on a regular basis. Many of our more seasoned employees are very hesitant to attempt new things ie) google classroom. When assisting someone with computer needs I never take over the keyboard so that they can stay in the learning mode. My encouragement is welcomed, and I am more than happy to revisit lessons with my colleagues.
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It was a bit of an awkward situation as the team member was my superior. They had come to me for advice as to how to proceed with the team to which I was a member. I answered honestly, stating my opinion/analysis of the given situation, and offered encouragement as to how to move forward. The encouragement was well received and the incident passed without any further malaise.
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My encouragement was not taken postitvie AR first and then after some teaching of why we would acceive what we needed the encouragement went a long way.
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My encouragement was received positively when I encouraged a colleague to take a risk and teach in a way that he was not comfortable with.
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Very well. I listened to the individual and we discussed what they wanted to do, where they wanted to be and what they were going to do to get there.
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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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A team member way back in elementary had family problems and never felt like doing any school work, so I gave him a nice one on one chat, and he went from D's and F's to B's and C's. After a while, he started to shape up and got straight 4.0's. He went to different schools after elementary, i've never seen him ever again.
Question 14 of 21
Tell me about your leadership qualities.
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Befriend the staff and can encourage working as a team.
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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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Clear communications, encouraging and involvement in assignments.
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I am dependable, hard worker, pro-active, good listener, organized, lead by example, and develop relationships easily where people are comfortable coming to me with concerns and seeking advice. I like to take action and help others. People know that when they come to me, I will do my best to get them answers. I am not afraid to try new things and know that I will make mistakes. I am okay with admitting when I am wrong. These only strengthen my resolve to improve.
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Ability to create strong relationships, strong assessment practice, engaging stakeholders.
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Positive attitude, creativity, Effective communication and Honesty.
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A leader is one who can lead.. Listen to his team.. There grievances.. Appreciate their efforts encourage them be an ideal for them.
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I love to empower people, impart knowledge through training, delegate when necessary, and lead by example. Some of the best leaders I have known have said very little.
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I'm firm, fair, I mean what I say. I do my job the right way no short cuts.
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The usual set for an accomplished sociopath.
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Taking ownership, hardworking, business knowledge, solving problems.
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A sense of direction. Approachable. Problem resolution. Evolving. Entertaining. Educating. Supportive.
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Motivated, integrity, hard working, passionate and deep desire to make difference in students throughout the building.
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Behavior, respect, communication, cooperation.
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Strong, honest, smart, patience, mentor, responsible, engageable.
Question 15 of 21
Have you ever had to give an employee a poor performance review? How did you feel about that responsibility?
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No. I have tried to look at the performance review as an opportunity to find the staff members strengths, so they can work on their performance and consolidate their training.
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With all the help, employee is still under achieving than I will give it.
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When they had multiple call in or no show to a shift. When the repeatedly had medication errors. When they have violated policy and procedure.
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In remote locations wherein employee takes things like and makes unnecessary excuses in terms of reporting.
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I have not had this experience yet. I have not had this experience yet.
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A long time ago I had to give a performance review of a teaching associate. I began by asking the associate how things were going? She mentioned struggles that she was having, especially on the playground. We talked about how she was handling these situations and brainstormed other ways she could have handled them. We filled out the performance review together. We made notes as to what steps she planned to make for improvement and set up a time to meet again in a few weeks. Since she worked with my classroom I was asked to do this - and then meet with my principal. (We follow a coaching model in our school)
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Midway through my career I was asked to evaluate an associate who worked in my classroom and also had other duties throughout the building. My evaluation was to be coupled with the principals. At that time I was not a trained evaluator, thus this was more of a "peer" evaluation. I approached it through a coaching lense. I began the evaluation by asking her what she liked about her job and those things that were not on her favorite list. It was easy for her to share her favorite things. Then she began to talk about the things that were more difficult for her. She talked about how it was hard to maintain her patience at recess, and of how the children were always tattling. I asked her to explain how she was feeling and what her reactions were. We looked at the evaluation instrument - a survey type together. I asked her how she would rate this area. We discussed why she thought that way. I asked her what she thought she could do to improve in that area. We noted it. Then I asked her how I could assist her with her improvement. We also noted that. I was impressed with her candor and willingness to make suggestions for improvement. We made an agreement to try her ideas for a couple of weeks and touch base again.
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I have observed lessons and teaching of my team members in the past, where we were required to give them feedback on their practice. It was informal, but meant to provide them with insight so that when the "real" evaluation came, they'd be better prepared and know what to expect. This teacher was up for evaluation for their continuous contract, and the lesson they planned for the evaluation was perhaps not their best choice to showcase their abilities and creativity. They tried to take on too much and in doing-so, the authenticity backfired.
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Last year on annual reviews.
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This is not applicable to my practice.
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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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When I worked for the LAPD, another officer that I never liked.
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When they could not do the job properly, keep up w/ responsibilities of the job.
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Basic requirement, skill, quality stand not met by employee.
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If he do the same low quality of work every time he go filed that he harmful the others.
Question 16 of 21
Have you had the opportunity to teach an important skill to a co-worker?
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When given task completed before designated time and work completed on professional level.
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Daily, Ongoing education regrading documentation.
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When I was the School Improvement Coordinator/Curriculum Coordinator, I led various staff development sessions. Specifically I led sessions for literacy, google training, and infinite campus training.
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I served as the School Improvement Coordinator/Curriculum Coordinator for Belmond-Klemme in the early 2000's. I am this capacity I led staff development. Topics varied but included literacy, curriculum alignment, infinite campus training, and data driven instruction. As a teacher I have continued to help teachers use data as well as assist the technology coodinator with google training and Promethean training.
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Regularly, but one that comes particularly to mind is at the start of the year when teachers are trying to get set-up in D2L or teacher logic. There are existing staff members that need a refresher and new staff that are not aware of how to go about setting up their courses. I also help out a lot with smart board technologies - how to build certain components into their lessons, as well as ensure that all are aware of our team, school and board assessment policies.
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Currently what I do in my dtm position, everyday is a training skills.
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I have led many sessions on professional learning both large and small group.
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When ever we get new joiners I do teach them the important sills in work place.
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In college, I would always make tasks simple for a buddy of mine.
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Training a new employee for a specific job and duties.
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Explain importance of following set process and how it will help us in internal quality audits. Also conducts a session for new joinee to explain domain and at initial phase with team members to explain requirement from domain point of view so that they can elloborate requirement in depth and identify impact cases at initial stage itself.
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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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My job as the Recruitment Coordinator was training my student workers in customer service, Tele-communication, and our university system with process improvement.
14.
Examples of writing feedback.
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I taught an employee how to do the job that he was hired to do.
Question 17 of 21
Tell me about a time when you took charge of a situation but the outcome was disappointing.
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Recent Company I was working for was not making profit, so I sat down with some numbers to try and obtain a break even company turn over. We reached the turnover but the end of month profit was still a loss. I went back to analyse my budget workings to the actual, only to find the cost of goods was higher. Mainly in preparation for an insurance van the following month.
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Don't remember any situation which outcome was disappointing.
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Client fell and sent to ER due to suspected CVA. CVA confirmed and client passed away.
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Last quater end - made numerous sales activities - due to festivities and festivals our product sales did not pick up well.
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When I came back into the classroom after being the School Improvement Coordinator there were some adjustments. I was selected to have the Title I teacher team with me for a couple of hours a day rather than pull out students. She wasn't on board with this idea. She didn't even want to give it a try. We ended splitting the difference with and occassional pull out but more often keeping the students in the room.
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I had the opportunity to participate in the Galileo learning leader meetings last year and found them profoundly impactful. This year however, a different set of individuals were chosen to participate and this was disappointing since we wanted to continue the work we had started the previous year. I approached the problem head on but in a respectful manner which stated my concerns and questioned how this decision was made. I requested that the situation be revisited and was told that the decision was final, though in retrospect not well-thought out. I thanked them for their answer and moved on.
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When we reposses cars, sometimes we find them before the repo company, found a car and everyday we would see it. Call it in and then by the time the repo company got there it would be gone.
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I tried to solve a staffing problem, but it wasn't my role to do so.
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Unfortunately never happened.
10.
When I had the floor of a science project, I got sick, and requested a team member to take over my position. So later, when I recovered, I saw the project, and I was disappointed with the outcome.
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I had a difficult customer who was screaming and swearing in the dinning room and poking me in the chest!
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Work has a bad days as its has good days.
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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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I was put in charge of an event last minute due to a family emergency with one of our counselors. I had little time to plan and prepare and felt that it effected the outcome of the event. I was disappointed in myself for not feeling confident regardless of the time spent planning.
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Well I can tell you about my daughter and her friend she was in love with. I tried talking to her about them and tried to keep her away from him and she ended up moving out.
Question 18 of 21
When have you had to lead by example?
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Explaining employee how to complete new task which never done before by exampling similar jobs done before by other stores or employee. Result was very positive.
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I alway try to lead by example. I never expect my staff to do anything that I would not do.
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Getting new deals - lead by example to show how consistently someone can make daily calls of atleast 3 numbers minimum.
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I always find that leading by example gets the best results. I believe that it is difficult to ask of others what you are not willing to do yourself. I cover classes, I offer to help others with their work when mine is done, I coach, I am diligently in the halls before, during breaks and after school, I model new initiatives so that others can see me putting them into action... And so many others. This is one of my core beliefs about good and effective leadership.
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I had to model literacy strategies for teachers. They were not on side before this, and came to understand why it was best practice.
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Out come was slow and steady ended up perfect.
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In my ex-work my leader give some take responsibility about lead some wockers from another department and I will do that so good.
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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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My job as Recruitment Coordinator was all about leading by example.I modeled for my students what an effective admission representative was. For many of my workers, I was a peer, so leading by example was how I gained their respect.
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In conflict situations - lead by example by remaining calm.
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2 hours ago and the result was accordingly.
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Restricted receiving racking.
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When lot of young kids come in dining room and make noise and mess allover then I went to dining room sit next to them watch them what they do and make one of them leader and told them who will clean up before go I will treat them with frosty and after that when they come they behave.
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Educating my team about communication with referral sources. Your approach and communication will initiate the direction of the conversation.
15.
Today, in a meeting a parent was becoming increasingly upset. I acknowledged her apparent tension and was able to diffuse a negative situation. We were able to reach agreement in deciding what the child needed to be successful in school.
Question 19 of 21
Tell me about a time when you effectively delegated tasks.
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GLH Company growth and having to split staff rolls as you employ a new team member with out anyone feeling there jobs were being threatened.
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In a recent visit I sent a client to the hospital and as I was assess the client I had the in home nurse contacting the doctors and family to let them know that the client was being transfer to the hospital and his current condition.
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On my math team, I delegate the running of the math contests to different individuals at each level. When I was learning leader of science, I delegated the organization of the field trips to the teachers whose field trip it was. Those who are good at scheduling might opt for working out the coverage schedule, but everyone does their part.
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In my current role, I have had to ask colleagues to take on certain tasks to ensure everything runs smoothly.
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From the time I was given the opportunity to lead a group of people.
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Explaining to wait assistant/Bus staff what tables are needed to be cleared & reset first. Re-stocking in the middle of shifts, plates & silverware needs etc.
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At that time I will be very good.
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In order to plan events, complete our call lists, or give all the tours we had on campus, I had to delegate tasks daily. I truly believe in raising leaders within a team to grow. I think delegating is a way to empower the workers you have.
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I always try to delegate task effecttively.
10.
When I took over store was F and need lot of cleaning and I have month for inspection I made different teams and we pass with 90
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Daily. They should be delegated daily.
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I regular delegate tasks with staff due to the fact that I am not in the building full time. During groups with multiple students, and staff, I have to delegate staff to various roles so that the group runs effectively and the child remains the focus.
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Whenever staff are not doing what he or she need to be doing.
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I discussed things that need to get done held meetings to get everyone on the same page.
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Leading 5 different sub committees to achieve a certification is one that requires input from several contributing parties. I generally chose the individuals who I feel would best complete the task in the specified timeline.
Question 20 of 21
Tell me about a time when you took charge of a meeting. Was the outcome a positive one?
User-Submitted Answers
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In the homes I have met with the family and the staff nurse on duty discussing client care and what the family expects. Correction were made and family pleased.
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Regional meet and it was effective as we gave out prizes, rewards and other incentives and many more surprises.
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One time that comes to mind, is one where there was some significant tension in a program meeting. The tension caused the leader of this group to walk out in frustration. I stepped up and gained control of the situation, allowed key issues to be vented, and from there we discussed possible solutions and got the meeting back on track and turned it into a productive meeting. I then re-iterated the progress we had made to the leader who walked out and from there everything seemed to be back on track.
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Recently, I noticed that with increased assessments were creating stress for certain staff members. I called all of the parties together and we came to a common understanding.
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Outcome was good and encouraging. Charge has to be taken when my fellow mate met with accident,
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Everyone understanding that we all benefit working as a team. Works until the next meeting usually.
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I will do may best to get the ambitious worker and may give him some training if hw need.
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Held meeting regarding a theme party.. It was excellent.
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One of my co workers who was a long time employee of the University had a hard time with change. Most meetings consisted of her not agreeing with changes being made. Because I was involved in many of those decisions, and she felt that she had seniority over me, she would undermine my decisions. When I finally made the decision to logically explain each choice, she gained a new respect for me taking charge and allowed me to make changes that were necessary.
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Lcms meeting - suggested something new instead of going around in circles.
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The staff listened and understand my requirements.
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I had meeting with the employees on things I didn't like and after that everything was smooth not perfect.
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I immediately dismissed the meeting; all attendees applauded.
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We arrange manager meeting first and then employees meeting and tell them right and wrongs and do and don't and 85% effective what we expect from them.
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I try to have monthly meetings to discuss current trends, objectives and completed goals. Discuss high cost meds to identify/avoid before admission. Discuss topics or necessary changes within department operations.
Question 21 of 21
What do you find to be the most difficult aspect of leading your current team?
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When you get the staff member trained up and they wish to leave. Especially if it has to do with illness of themselves or a family member.
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If everything clearly explain, why, when, than shouldn't be any.
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Working as a whole and where all have to give their max for the benefit of the organization.
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Noncompliance by employees.
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Gaining for confidence of the employees. Make them feel secured in the organisation.
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Aligning the objective of the company with self objectives.
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Finding enough time to get to all of my people goals each day. It is my desire to get into classrooms regularly, spend time with the children and also attend to the administrative demands of the job.
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I believe that most difficult aspect of leading is making time for feedback and staying in a coaching role to give that feedback. I think that I will always be fine tuning that role.
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When there is a rogue employee in the mix. Most often, when sufficient time has been spent to foster quality relationships, everyone functions effectively and efficiently for the good of the team, but every so often there is the lone wolf who likes to do their own thing regardless of the decisions made by the group. When this happens, I try to appeal to their conscience of letting their team members down or having others feeling disappointed in them for not meeting expectations - this is after delving into the possibilities of why they are not able to meet the same expectations that the rest of the team are.
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Trying not to feel bad when you have to disaplain someone or correct them when they have done wrong.
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When employees do not value their co workers.
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Conflicting personalities, employees that put themselves before their profession.
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When they don't listen or cooperate with their task given.
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Member fails to judge their actual skills and capability and sets higher benchmark for them selves.
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Being tough sometimes.. I hate being tough but they need discipline too.

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