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

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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.

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

"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."

Admin

"Although I have never led in the workplace, I do take on a volunteer coordinator role on the weekends with the local animal shelter. I have qualities that would make a good leader. I am a keen listener; I understand how to look at the big picture without losing momentum with the small tasks."

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."

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."

Quality Control Inspector

"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."

Law Enforcement

"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."

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Do you see yourself a leader? When have you led a team?
1.
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.
2.
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.
3.
Of course I do I will let the team my entire life almost.
4.
Yes, always from last 26 years leading good team.
5.
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.
6.
I do believe I am a leader. I am leading a team now.
7.
Yes, I am a RN CM currently managing clients, RNs, LPN's, CNA's and RPCA's on a daily basis.
8.
Yes, and I have trained wait, bus and kitchen salad & dessert prep for 15 years. We all benefit.
9.
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.
10.
Yes. I have been captain of many a team sport.
11.
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.
12.
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.
13.
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.
14.
Yes; I always lead when in bed.
15.
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.
16.
Yes I believed I am a leader. A lead a team last year.

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