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Tell me about a time when you led a team. What was your biggest success factor?
The interviewer would like to hear about a time that you led a team, with a positive outcome. Highlight for the interviewer the primary factors that made your leadership style a success. Your example could come from the workplace or perhaps a time when you led a group project during your post-secondary studies.
Answer examples
"Just last month I was asked to lead our day shift employees when my boss was away on sick leave. I took charge for two weeks and the experience was quite positive! I believe the biggest success factor was that I tried to emulate his leadership style and did ask his help when I wasn't sure what to do. I feel this experience really prepared me for a leadership role. I am excited to take on a team lead role again."
"Our company had a sales contest last month and I was asked to be our team lead for the challenge. I really enjoyed that responsibility and we ended up winning the reward in the end because my team increased sales by the highest percentage."

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Tell me about a time when you led a team. What was your biggest success factor?
It was at my high school district playoff game the fourth quarter and we were down a couple of points.My teamates started to give up and it showed on the court well myself and another team mate had to pump the team back up encouraging them that we have came to far just to give up now...Went back on the court lets just say we scored our points but lost by one we were upset but happy at the same time..
I was the team lead for a doctor in our office that was a fax DR how to make sure the team worked well had to delegate different jobs and to make sure that everything got done in a timely manner.
Lead a front end grocery store team to sucess.
When I was working at Walgreen and the store manager had me in charge of training new applicants on the register. I thoroughly explained her job description as she wrote notes to better understand it.
During a training class where we where grouped into two.
I had to teach one of my friends to drive a tractor.
When you supervised 6 employees at JP Eyewear.
Supervisor git sick put me as the go to person. Treat others as you want treated in return lead by example.
My foremen become hospitalized and I step up and ran the job in his absence.
If I lead the team, I want all the team for the cooperation to the activities.
Always reaching our targets.
I was excited because I have been trusted enough and the potential that was in me that saw by by the field manager.
One time I had teach my team members how to make a new dish because I was the only one that new how to do it and it turned out great.
When I was working in Lucent technology I had a opportunity to lead a team of operational support specialist for GSM mobile network.
Organising event when we fit in.
To address a situation in our department.
It happen a few years ago, when I have to lead my own team for JANS project.
A time when I had to lead the team was when I was in small groups at a church camp. I had to take the lead and trust someone to choose the right choice.
I've lead a team of about 7 people on a job for the government I picked my crew and we got on the job and sailed through it is gave everyone there jobs and what to do and ask if there not sure and we all did the job perfect.
Participating in sports and being a point guard in basketball and a pitcher in softball. There were numerous times when I had to lead and take control. From running a play in basketball when the game was close. To starting off with the first pitch of the game.
I had to take charge of leading a team during this Economics projects. The exchange students were not clear about the standards of projects in Singapore like how reports should be like, how powerpoint slides should be like and how tight deadlines are. Therefore, I drafted the deadline for our team and provided sample reports and powerpoints for them to refer to. We would also review our work frequently and I would provide feedback to them.
Was I surprise to me, when my boss said,I will manage the shop in his vacation.
My last job I was a team leader, so it was my job to get to work early and organize a work plan everyday.
When I played hockey I was captain of the team and I had to motivate my team before and during the game and give positive and negative feedback during the game to help the team achieve the result we all wanted.