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

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How to Answer
Perhaps you have led a club at work, been a coach for a youth sports team, or were on the advisory board for a non-profit organization. You should always be prepared to show the interviewer that you have a natural ability to lead others. Whether you have led a group of 500 or a team of 2, you must display to the interviewer that you are capable of handling the responsibility that comes with being a leader and mentor.

Talk about your desire to be a leader. Share with the interviewer that you strive to be a role model for others. Explain that you jump at the opportunity to lead groups, encourage your counterparts, and be a face of the organization when challenges arise.

Basic
"In my current position, I am the president of the social committee. I love that I have the opportunity to encourage employee engagement while being a positive influence on the workplace culture. I am a natural leader because I start with leading by example. As a leader, I make myself available to others who need mentor-ship, a bit of assistance in adjusting to their role, or just a listening ear when they've had a tough day. I am confident in my leadership abilities and look forward to joining your team in a leadership role."
Border Patrol Officer
"In my current department, I am the president of the community volunteer committee. I love that I have the opportunity to encourage employee engagement while being a positive influence on the workplace culture. I am a natural leader because I start with leading by example. As a leader, I make myself available to others who need mentor-ship, a bit of assistance in adjusting to their role, or just a listening ear when they've had a tough day. I am confident in my leadership abilities."
Electrical Technician
"In my current position, I love that I have the opportunity to encourage employee engagement while being a positive influence on the workplace culture. I am a natural leader because I start with leading by example. As a leader, I make myself available to others who need mentorship, a bit of assistance in adjusting to their role, or just a listening ear when they've had a tough day. I am confident in my leadership abilities and look forward to joining your team in a leadership role."
Lineman
"In my current position, I am the president of the social committee. I love that I have the opportunity to encourage employee engagement while being a positive influence on the workplace culture. I am a natural leader because I start with leading by example. As a leader, I make myself available to others who need mentor-ship, a bit of assistance in adjusting to their role, or just a listening ear when they've had a tough day. I am confident in my leadership abilities and look forward to joining your team in a leadership role."
Manager
"I do see myself as a leader. I currently oversee the 2nd shift production line. I monitor host team meetings, disseminate information, monitor performance, approve scheduling and time sheets, and more."
Marketing
"I would certainly consider myself a leader, though I'm not currently in a management role. In my previous life, I managed a small sales team, but in marketing, I currently collaborate, and project manages without being in a management position. That said, I feel I lead a team by showing respect, setting high but reasonable expectations, and encouraging a collaborative environment where all ideas are encouraged. The beauty of being a true leader is that you don't need to be in a position of management to exude leadership qualities."
Retail
"I have always been a great leader, and I thoroughly enjoy being a team leader. I have been in an assistant manager role in my company for two years now and love to lead by example and train new employees."
Sales
"I see myself as a leader. Not only have I managed a team in two prior roles, but also I believe that leadership does not always equate to management. I am sure to lead at all times by providing the best model of enthusiasm and work ethic. I am open to new ideas and love to tackle a new project which, to me, embodies leadership."
Teacher
"I do see myself as a leader. I lead in the classroom, I help coach extra-curricular athletics, and I encourage my fellow educators. Leadership, to me, is a mindset versus an official title."

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Do you see yourself a leader? When have you led a team?
1.
Yes. I have been captain of many a team sport.
2.
Yes, I am a RN CM currently managing clients, RNs, LPN's, CNA's and RPCA's on a daily basis.
3.
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.
4.
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.
5.
Yes, and I have trained wait, bus and kitchen salad & dessert prep for 15 years. We all benefit.
6.
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.
7.
I do believe I am a leader. I am leading a team now.
8.
Yes; I always lead when in bed.
9.
Yes, always from last 26 years leading good team.
10.
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.
11.
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.
12.
Yes I believed I am a leader. A lead a team last year.
13.
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.
14.
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.
15.
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.
16.
Of course I do I will let the team my entire life almost.
17.
Yes. I have experience that I can handle one shift with 6 team members in maintenance.
18.
I have had the opportunity to be in charge of the shop while in the armed forces.
19.
Yes team leader in my old company.
20.
Yes, I have to leadership a teams of 10 each, to handle the world most challenging maintenance task.
21.
Yes, Idont like time wasting.
22.
Yes I try to be productive all the time.
23.
I manage my time by creating priority lists.
24.
Yes, I have a strong ability to recognize and prioritise all job tasks.
25.
Yes always looking to improve as well.
26.
Yes. I'm currently working 12 hour shifts and always ensure that when I leave the office at the end of each day my work for day is done and the work for the following day is prepared.
27.
Yes I am, I can organize time effectively to archive the desired goal.
28.
I always aim to complete my tasks 5 minuets before i'm supposed to.
29.
Of Course, in quality control there is not time to waiste.
30.
Yes, I make it a priority to finish the job before the required deadline.
31.
Yes I can prioritise jobs and keep to dead lines where need be.
32.
Yes I am if I know and understand that one task is going to take x amount of time. I will start that and then go do other work while keeping that on mind and taking care of both of them as I go.
33.
I write work list as set proprieties, and I review this with my supervisor.
34.
Yes, I am, I always plan our schedule two days in advance as a backup.
35.
Am try to be as a guide in my team and try to help them with my experience much I can.
36.
Yes I always try to stay busy.
37.
I am...I believe that when on time you becoming productive unlike when you late you already stressing about the fact that you are late and it is not a good impression especially in a work environment.
38.
I believe so, I get all my inspections done and back to the warehouse to be distributed to the line so that the line isnt down waiting on parts.
39.
Yes always looking to improve as well.
40.
Yes I enjoyed the moment because I was sharing and doing what I love most.
41.
Yes .. Even I spend more if I more intrest.
42.
Yes, I am very efficient with my time keeping.
43.
Trust employees, give them the tools they need to succeed on own, but realize that I will not throw them into deep end. Put team member in charge of developing outreach list, managing the process and garnered results.
44.
I stand out for a situation as a leader. Like in my college days they aleays choose me beacause they know my ability.
45.
I prefer to work as a data analyst enviroment. Working with a team that have a challenging anlyzation.
46.
I'm a take charge idividual who strives for above average results, coordinated roles of fellow coworkers with competing the tasks.

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