Top 5 'Leadership' Questions to Ask Your Candidates

Posted by Steve Flynn on 9/7/16 10:00 AM

Leadership.jpgThis is the fourth blog in our "soft skills" series. If you missed the first three blogs in our series, you can view them here.

Did you know that organizations with high-quality leaders are 13 times more likely to outperform their competition? With that being said, finding people who will be able to inspire, motivate, and influence others will be essential to your company’s success.

To help determine if your candidates have what it takes to become high-quality leaders, here are the top 5 leadership questions to ask during your next candidate interview:

1. Tell me about the last time something significant didn’t go according to plan at work. What was your role? What was the outcome?

2. Describe a situation where you needed to persuade someone to see things your way. What steps did you take? What were the results?

3. Give me an example of a time when you felt you led by example. What did you do and how did others react?

4. Tell me about the toughest decision you had to make in the last six months.

5. Have you ever had to “sell” an idea to your coworkers or group? How did you do it? What were the results?


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