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What do your team members think of you as the team leader?

8 Answer Examples

By: Rachelle Enns

How to Answer

It is essential that you are aware and honest, about your strong points and shortcomings when it comes to your leadership skills. Talk to the interviewer about what you honestly feel your team would say about your leadership skills.

Professional Answer Examples
General
Answer example

"I often ask my team members for feedback on my leadership skills. The points that consistently come up are that I am a clear communicator and that I am approachable. One thing that I could work on would be my ability to be more concise in my direction, but I have been working on that and feel that I have improved significantly. "

Admin
Answer example

"I have earned the respect of my team by working closely with them since the beginning. My team feels confident in my leadership, and we work through many challenges together on a daily basis."

Manager
Answer example

"Consistently, I hear that I am very open, communicative, and a great cheerleader, but will hold people accountable for falling short. My areas for improvement typically relate to slowing down when presenting new information."

Marketing
Answer example

"My team members consistently comment on how much they like my open door policy and the fact that I will participate in even the menial tasks. It's important to me that even though I am at a director level, I am never sitting in my glass office looking down at the worker bees. I like to be involved, every step of the way."

Retail
Answer example

"Too often I've had managers that were so out of touch with what their team thinks, so I'm sure to ask for frequent feedback in meetings, one-on-ones, and in informal settings, too. I also have a "suggestion jar" that is anonymous so that the team can be candid and I can learn from their openness. The consistent feedback that I've received is that I communicate frequently and precisely what the expectations are. Occasionally I'm told my expectations are too high, but that's something I am comfortable with since I lead with an open dialog. I'm paying attention, especially with this feedback, to ensure that the goals are high but achievable."

Sales
Answer example

"I am continually seeking feedback, as a manager. Honest feedback helps me better lead the team and grow as a leader. I conduct weekly check-ins where I meet with the account execs and the sales development pods. I ask for what I've done best that week and where I can improve. I then make it a point to incorporate their constructive feedback into my daily actions and touch base the following week to ensure that I'm developing in that regard."

Teacher
Answer example

"I am currently the Learning Leader in my school which means that I am the go-to for the Principal when she needs assistance, and I help to onboard and train new staff. Nominated for the role by the faculty, so I believe they quite enjoy seeing me in a leadership role. As a leader, I exercise excellent listening skills and am intuitive to the needs of others."

Assistant Manager
Answer example

"I often ask my team members for feedback on my leadership skills. The points that consistently come up are that I am a clear communicator and that I am approachable. One thing that I could work on would be my ability to be more concise in my direction but I have been working on that and feel that I have improved significantly. "

Written by:

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 an executive head-hunter and job search expert. Utilized by top executives from Fortune 100 & 500 companies like Fitbit, Microsoft, General Electric, Nestle, and more, she helps professionals position themselves in a competitive marketplace. Rachelle founded Renovate My Resume, a company that focuses on helping job seekers get their edge back. Renovate My Resume creates stand-out resumes, cover letters, LinkedIn profiles and professional summaries for new grads, all the way to corporate executives. Rachelle spends much of her time training career coaches, recruiters, and resume writers. She also holds interview workshops for students and interns, globally. For great tips and tricks, follow Rachelle on Instagram @_rachelle_e or @renovatemyresume.
First written on: 01/05/2017
Last modified on: 06/29/2018

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