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30 Assistant Principal Questions and Answers by Rachelle Enns
| Rachelle is a job search expert, career coach, and headhunter
who helps everyone from students to fortune executives find success in their career.

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How do you get a peer or colleague to accept one of your ideas?

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    How do you get a peer or colleague to accept one of your ideas?

      The key component to answering this question is your relationship building skills. Tell the interviewer that you work each day to build relationships with your peers and colleagues. Explain how you get to know them, learn about their families and special interests, and ensure that you engage with each person on a regular basis.

      Share that these relationships have helped you gain respect and trust from your peers because they allow these people to see that you care about them. Tell the interviewer that when you approach your peers or colleagues with a new idea, they typically accept right away because they know who are, respect you, and understand that you care about them!

      Rachelle's Answer

      "I think the most important thing is to listen to what my colleague wants. I ask them open-ended questions to get a good sense of their opinions and preferences about a certain topic. I try to combine their ideas with mine."

      Rachelle's Answer

      "I am good at laying out compelling reasons why my colleague should accept my ideas. I'm very persuasive. I address the problem at its core and present my ideas in easy to consume points, which is usually very effective."

      Rachelle's Answer

      "The best way to get a peer or colleague to get excited about an idea is to include them in the process, early and often. People like to feel heard. Keeping this in mind, I ask them quality discovery questions to help craft the idea and then gain their insights on the idea itself or plans for execution. It is an exciting process!"

      Anonymous Answer

      "I do this by being excited about the idea myself. I always encourage my colleagues and team members by making them part of the decision. I listen to their ideas and thoughts, which sparks an interest in them, which in turn leads to them getting excited over the plan."

      Rachelle's Answer

      Fantastic answer! It sounds as though you do an excellent job by leading with ideas that excite you; allowing you to pass on this excitement more naturally to your team.

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