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When are your leadership skills the most effective?
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"My leadership skills are the most effective when my relationship with the employee isn't just a surface connection. I want to have true knowledge of their life and a good understanding of their career goals. When my employees are assured that I can help them to achieve their goals, they are more likely to be an engaged part of the team."
"My leadership skills are most effective when my team is engaged and happy. I spend a lot of time making sure that my team of staff are happy, confident, and invested in their jobs."
"My skills are most effective when we face a tight deadline and have to push through. I pride myself on being and excellent motivator."
When you have a great relationship with the individuals you are leading, your leadership skills will be the most effective. Show the interviewer that you recognize a great relationship starts with clear communication, trust, and honesty. Tell the interviewer that you spend time genuinely getting to know your team. For instance, perhaps you like to understand what activities they have going on both inside and outside of work, their kids' names, or if they have any pets. Building a relationship with your team will ensure that you can frequently and genuinely ask them how they are doing. The more comfortable they are, the better chance they will come to you for help in the workplace when they need it.
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"I am the most effective leader when I am passionate and am able to ignite that passion in my team. When they all understand why we're doing what we're doing and why that's exciting, it's easy to get the job done together."
Marketing Example
"I believe I'm the most effective leader when the group is lacking direction. I immediately sense that there's a lack of leadership brewing, and I step up to lead, even if it's not in my job description, necessarily. I feel I excel in providing direction in a time of need and do well uniting a group."
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User-Submitted Answers
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At the start of a shift. Ensuring the staff have a clear direction on what they are doing for the day.
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Working with team memmers.
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When they are mentally stimulating towards a new project.
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They are most effective at all times.
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When building and grooming of streem line the sales force.
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When the other feel that my skills are more effective when they find themselfs and the principal doing the mission whith safety.
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My concern, listening year and problem solving attitude.
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My leadership skills are pretty balanced and even, however I am very effective in situations of high demand and stress.
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When I go back to the compound with out any any ring and will the see the principal are happy from what I did and my colleague also that is mean team work wz the leader ship.
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My leadership skills are the most effetive when I do my homework - this means understanding the background of situations and making thoughtful reflective decisions .
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My leadership skills are the most effective when I am informed. This means that I have to understand the culture and climate of the building and get to know the expectations of the administration, staff and families and other stakeholders.
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I feel my leadership is most effective when I have time to come with a plan a see it thou.
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When solid relationships have been fostered and there is a community of mutual respect where everyone feels safe and comfortable taking risks.
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I feel they are most effective when there have been quality relationships established, so that a culture of trust is created and it is a safe environment in which to take risks.
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They are most effective when I can apply them properly and the employee learbs the most.
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After listening to others solving a problem and coaching them to find the answer themselves.
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When I am honest and transparent with what I am doing and why before I try to affect any change.
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Whenever any team member failing to complete their work my leader ship skill are most effective.
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During the crisis situation and get the right direction for resolving the proble,
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When everybody is ready for orders and willing to follow them.
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Prioritizing in a less than perfect day.
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Stepping in and knowing through experience how and what needs to be done in any given situation.
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If my team do the best quality of work.
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When I am confident about what I am doing.
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My leadership skills are most effective when I have the support and encouragement of my superior and am given trust to complete the tasks set before me.
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When we are handle guest complaint.
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Leading cross-functional teams.
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The results is according to my plan.
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When I let the person know I'm about fair and being firm and likes to get the job done.
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When I am challenged by new problems that require innovative thinking.
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When I am working under preasure.
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When you I power yourself. With hands on and follow up and accountablity.
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When I am empower! Build a rapport and get them to trust you.
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When the team is demotivated or frustrated.
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When there is a challenge in front of me, and I have all the right capabilities to figure it out. For instance,
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When I'm in bed with a co-worker.
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I feel my leadership skills are effective through leading by example as I wouldn't ask the to do something I wouldn't do myself.
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At all time but some times some challenges would need you to think outside the box and adapt to certain situations.
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My leadership skills should be effective everyday. I want them to be most effective when tools are need and direction is required.
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Their most effective when you have support from Executive leadership and has cultivated a culture that fosters an environment that allows for creativity.
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Experience and I take challanges and follow company policies.
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They should be effective everyday. When census is low, or your employee feels defeated, I want to encourage and motivate a plan to rebuild the momentum.
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I feel I am able to work through conflicts and help peers, parents and students come to agreement.
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Whenever your team is cooperating with each other to get the job done and to help the organization growth.
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My leadership role is most effective when I need to problem solve and or make fast decisions.
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When I allow others to have a voice or when delivering a clear and concise message about any changes.
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In situations that require consultation and directions. I can be a very calming influence that is able to achieve results from appropriate conversations and ease tension to gain the right outcomes.
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I feel my leadership skills are more effective when I work under pressure.
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When collaborative decisions among staff members are being made. I'm a great listener and believe feedback and input from all staff leads to the best ideas and decisions.
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When collaborative decisions are being made I feel like I am doing my job as a leader.
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When an employee feels that they are being treated unfairly.
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Once I learned my product very well and I can effectively work on all aspects of the operation and being a good positive leader, value my staff by always letting them know what a great job they do, and clearly communicate the expectations from them.
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I feel my leadership skill are most effective when I see my team successfully complete a project.
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My leadership skills are most effective when faced with a problem. I like to approach it like working a puzzle and making all the pieces fall into place together.
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When my team successfully completes assignments.
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My leadership skills are most effective, when my team successfully completes tasks and assignments as a team.
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When over seeing the team and working along side them.
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I feel the most effective leadership skills are when there is immense pressure to perform or any time that things are not going well within the department/team.
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Underpressure during the most important and crucial situations when no one else feels confident enough.
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Yes... Its very hard to hear everyone suggestions and work on it...
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When I'm positive outgoing and hitting my.
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Lack there of leadership. When there is no management to grab direction from so peers look to me for my advice.
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When a company achieve their target by my leadership skill.
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In the beginning of the shift when I consult with my supervisor for task that need to be completed for the day and assign them to staff and making sure that they have the proper supplies to do them.
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I feel my leadership skills are most effective during the beginning of the shift when I consult with Mr. Smith and he informs me of the task if any that needs to be completed for the day and then I can assign them to the employees and also be sure that they have supplies to do them. That's when I feel my leadership skills are most effective.