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

1 of 30 Leadership Interview Questions and Answers Written by Rachelle Enns

Written on August 6th, 2018 | Rachelle is a job search expert, career coach, and headhunter
who helps everyone from students to fortune executives find success in their career.
How to Answer

A successful leader focuses' on leading their team members to success, but they must also remember to measure that success. By doing this, you can show your team how far they have come towards reaching their goals, or how much harder they need to work if they miss targets.

Employees are usually more responsive in an environment where they know how their performance stacks up again others.

Some ways that you can measure the success of your team may include:

- Note their attendance, punctuality, or number of sick days. You can then draw a correlation between the employee's performance and their overall engagement levels.
- Taking note of how often they help their colleagues to succeed. When your coworkers are winning, so are you!
- Looking at the timing between team members, and how quickly they complete everyday tasks. If a job that used to take a team member 2 hours, is now taking up the entire day, this is a sign that they do not have their eye on the prize.
- Noticing the amount of times initiative is taken, is another excellent way to measure your team members' success levels. The more proactive everyone is, the more often goals will be achieved.
- Measuring the quality of your team members' work is a significant success metric. You can analyze this through customer reviews or co-worker feedback.

Professional Answer Examples
Answer example

"My favorite way to measure the success of my team members is to view their productivity reports, and compare month after month. Then, I share the results with them in their monthly performance reviews. When an employee knows that we notice even a small uptick in their productivity, they are more likely to perform at their peak ability."

Answer example

"I plan to measure the success of my team members by how engaged they are. I will look at how often they are early for work, how many times they stay late to meet a deadline, or how often they go above and beyond their regular 9-5 to help a client."

Answer example

"My favorite way to measure success is by noting how many times an employee has helped a coworker. This metric is one that I address in my team's performance reviews as well."

Answer example

"I measure the success of my team members by how quickly and efficiently a project is completed. After we deliver a project, we all meet in the boardroom and discuss our success, and what we could have done better. I like to equip my team with the information they need to grow and pivot."

Answer example

"Successes are important to measure. I like to measure proactive activities and praise my team every time I see them taking action without being asked. This initiative could mean going above and beyond for a customer, cleaning areas of the store that receive less attention, or finding new efficiencies to benefit the company."

Answer example

"My favorite way to measure the success of my team members is through fun competitions that show graph comparisons of each person's performance through a variety of KPI's. This method is an excellent way to make each person aware of their overall performance while keeping things as light-hearted as possible."

Answer example

"As a teacher, it's important that my students, and their parents, are aware of their success on a regular basis. I start each year by creating an individual learning plan with each student. Every month we review the plan together, and the student is responsible for rating their performance from 1-5. This approach keeps students accountable for their achievements and successes."

Written by:

Rachelle Enns
Rachelle Enns is a job search expert, executive headhunter, career catalyst, and interview coach. Utilized by top talent from Fortune companies like Microsoft, General Electric, and Nestle, she helps professionals position themselves in today's competitive digital marketplace. Rachelle founded Renovate My Resume and Executive Resume Solutions, two companies focused on helping job seekers get their edge back. She helps everyone from new graduates looking for their first placement, to CEO's who want more out of their career. Rachelle coaches students to executives on how to master the toughest interview questions and how to handle the most bizarre interview situations; all with confidence and poise. Rachelle trains other career coaches, recruiters, and resume writers, globally. A big part of her job is also spent coaching HR professionals on how to bring the human touch back into their interview and hiring process.
Published: 08/06/2018
*Specific career answer examples vary on published date
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