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As a manager, how have you built successful teams in the past?

1 of 25 Management Interview Questions and Answers Written by Rachelle Enns

Updated on February 15th, 2019 | 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

You, as a manager, can only be as successful as your team. Talk to the interviewer about your ability to build exceptional teams in the past. What is your formula for success?

Professional Answer Examples
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"I have built many successful teams as a manager and have found that the most important factor is to create a personal connection with each member of the team and then create a way for each team member to feel a connection to the team's end goal. Once everyone feels invested in the result, they will be active and involved team members."

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"I build a successful team by showing everyone they are valuable, as are their ideas. When people feel like an important part of a collaboration they are more likely to exceed expectations."

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"I build a successful team one key member at a time. I hire, train and equip team members to learn all aspects of their roles and our department. Cross training is an effective method of doing this because it provides everyone visibility with the larger picture of the organization and how they impact the bottom line."

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"I am very aware of my team members' unspoken feelings. As a creative type, I believe this makes me more intuitive when it comes to the unsaid. I have successful, and motivated teams, because I treat everyone with genuine care. My employees know that they matter to me."

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"I have built successful teams in the past, and I find it comes down to building a collaborative environment where everyone respects each other and gets along. Throw in some healthy competition, and you've got yourself a recipe for success!"

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"I believe the most important components of building a successful team are connecting with each team member and understanding what motivates them personally. As a result, I can help them be successful in their current position, be a great team player, and I can also help them grow as professionals."

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"I keep a collaborative class environment by acting as a harmonizing influence to my students. I keep my eye out for any pain points in the lesson plan, disputes between students, and then use my influence to redirect the mood and conversation."

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Answer example

"I am very aware of my team members' unspoken feelings. As a creative type, I believe this makes me more intuitive when it comes to the unsaid. I have successful, and motivated teams, because I treat everyone with genuine care. My team members know that they matter to me."

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Ryan Brown
Ryan Brown, is the creator of MockQuestions. He has over ten years experience creating interview questions. His website has helped over 10 million job seekers in their interview preparation.
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.
First written on: 01/05/2017
Last modified on: 02/15/2019

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