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What characteristics or events have contributed towards your success as a leader?

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

Updated on June 29th, 2018 | 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

Why do you think that you are a successful leader? Talk to the interviewer about the variety of things that you think have to lead you to your success.

Professional Answer Examples
General
Answer example

"There is a multitude of factors that have helped me to become a strong leader. First and foremost; I had an excellent mentor from a young age. Secondly, I have studied leadership at great length. My personality has also contributed to my success as I am a natural coach, teacher, and leader."

Admin
Answer example

"Early in my career, I had the opportunity to work closely with the CEO of a fast-paced organization. We ran very cleanly, financially, and I gained exposure to a wide variety of the business practices which helped shaped who I am as a professional administrator."

Manager
Answer example

"I aim to always act like a partner to any business I support. This methodology is something that drives my leadership style. I am passionate about making the right choices, to lead by example, coach others on ways to improve in a gentle fashion, and be a resource for anyone that should need help."

Marketing
Answer example

"Professionally, I have led several teams ranging from one to five direct reports, so I come prepared through experience in the workplace. I know that I can run an effective, and efficient team, and I look forward to expanding on my experiences to bring my leadership skills to your organization."

Retail
Answer example

"I have been a leader since childhood, as cliche as that may sound. I was the go-to person on projects, or who the teachers would ask to sit with the new kid in town. In high school, I was the captain of the tennis team, so I've truly always been a leader. I have carried that over into my adult life."

Sales
Answer example

"I feel I have been a leader as long as I can remember- it's something innate in me. I always was the one picking up the slack on the group projects, or organizing the neighborhood street hockey game. Throughout life, both in school and professionally, I have never wanted to disappoint. I will take on more than my fair share of the workload to get it done on time and in the best way possible."

Teacher
Answer example

"I was raised to be a headstrong individual, and my household always encouraged independence. I know this shaped me as a professional who can take the lead in a project, or run a group of students without issue."

District Manager
Answer example

"There are a multitude of factors that have helped me to become a strong leader. First and foremost; I had a very good mentor from a young age. Secondly, I have studied leadership at great length. My personality has also contributed to my success as I am a natural coach, teacher, and leader."

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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: 06/29/2018

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