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Do you see yourself a leader? When have you led a team?
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.
Answer examples
"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."
"I have always been a great leader and I thoroughly enjoy being a team lead. I have been in a leadership role for the past 8 years."
"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, etc."
Sales answer example
"I definitely 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."
Marketing answer example
"I would certainly consider myself a leader, though I'm not currently in a management role. In my previous life, so to speak, I managed a small sales team, but in marketing, I currently collaborate and project manage 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 welcomed. The beauty of being a true leader is that you don't need to be in a position of management to exude leadership qualities."

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User-Submitted Answers

Do you see yourself a leader? When have you led a team?
Yes. I have been captain of many a team sport.
Yes, I am a RN CM currently managing clients, RNs, LPN's, CNA's and RPCA's on a daily basis.
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.
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.
Yes, and I have trained wait, bus and kitchen salad & dessert prep for 15 years. We all benefit.
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.
I do believe I am a leader. I am leading a team now.
Yes; I always lead when in bed.
Yes, always from last 26 years leading good team.
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.
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.
Yes I believed I am a leader. A lead a team last year.
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.
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.
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.
Of course I do I will let the team my entire life almost.