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30 Leadership Questions and Answers By Rachelle Enns

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

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Leadership Interview Questions & Answers

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  1. 1.

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

  2. 2.

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

  3. 3.

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

  4. 4.

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

  5. 5.

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

  6. 6.

    When do you best demonstrate yourself as a leader?

  7. 7.

    How can we motivate you as a leader?

  8. 8.

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

  9. 9.

    When are your leadership skills the most effective?

  10. 10.

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

  11. 11.

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

  12. 12.

    What is the most important task of a leader?

  13. 13.

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

  14. 14.

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

  15. 15.

    What is the difference between a leader and a manager?

  16. 16.

    Tell me your favorite part of being a leader.

  17. 17.

    Which leadership book have you most recently read?

  18. 18.

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

  19. 19.

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

  20. 20.

    Tell me about your leadership qualities.

  21. 21.

    How do you react when your team misses a deadline?

  22. 22.

    Tell me about a time when you effectively delegated tasks.

  23. 23.

    What does micromanagement mean to you?

  24. 24.

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

  25. 25.

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

  26. 26.

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

  27. 27.

    When have you had to lead by example?

  28. 28.

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

  29. 29.

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

  30. 30.

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