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  Interview Questions for a Leadership Position

General Leadership Questions

  • Briefly describe the scope and nature of your previous leadership responsibilities.
  • What have you done in the past to maintain high morale in the teams you have led?
  • Describe how you engage with stakeholders to ensure success; provide an example.
  • Describe your leadership philosophy.

Managing Conflict

  • Tell us about a time when you disagreed with a superior on an important decision. How did you handle the disagreement?
  • Tells us about a time when a subordinate came to you with criticism of the way you were handling a matter.
  • Describe a time when you were a member of a team at odds with how to move forward. How did you help the team reach a way forward?


  • Tell us about a time where you had an underperforming employee. How did you help him or her reach optimal performance?
  • Tell us about a time when you were leading multiple teams, one of which was underperforming? How did you help the underperforming team improve to par performance?
  • How have you effectively used delegation to develop your employees?

Familiarity with the Company

  • What attracts you to working with our company?
  • What is one change you would make in our company to improve our performance?
  • Where do you see our company in the next 5 years and how would it get there?


  • What training have you taken in the last two years that make you an ideal candidate for this position?
  • What leadership books have you read in the last twelve months? Which one stands out to you and why?
  • Who do you consider to be a model leader and how have you followed his or her example in your previous leadership roles?


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