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If I were to interview the people who have reported to you in the past, how would they describe your management style?
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Rate your management skills from 1 to 10 with 10 representing excellent management skills. Why did you choose that rating?
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If I were to interview those who report to you, what would they say is one strength, and one weakness of yours, as a leader?
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Discuss a time you managed an employee with a behavioral problem. What was their behavior, and how did you correct it?
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Who is your favorite influencer in the management or leadership space?
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What strategies do you use to motivate your team?
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In any of your leadership roles, what was the toughest decision you have made?
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What do you expect from your own manager?
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When has another manager criticized your work? How did you respond?
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Describe how you like to train new employees.
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What qualities and traits do you look for in a candidate when hiring?
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What mistakes have you made when you have hired new employees? What have you learned from those mistakes?
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Tell me about a cost-cutting initiative you created at your last position. Was it effective?
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Tell me about a manager you have had in the past and how you have modeled your behavior after them?
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For you, what is the most difficult aspect of leading employees?
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What immediate changes would you like to see, if you were hired for this management position?
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What leadership qualities do you possess?
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What has been your favorite management role so far? What made it so enjoyable?
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How do you determine if your team is successful?
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If you could buy any new skill what would it be?
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