Candidate Leadership Styles

Give me an example of when you felt you were able to build motivation in your co-workers or subordinates.

For those that lead, it is important that they can represent the ability to motivate those they supervise. It may be an equally important skill even for those at a staff level. It’s not good enough for someone to say they are a good leader. You need / want to see evidence of this ability. The best way to do this is to ask for examples of past behavior; past successes. Careful to listen for actual actions on the candidate’s part vs. actions attributed to others.