"Companies count on managers to make smart team decisions and oversee group members in order to maintain deadlines and keep operations running smoothly. Be prepared to answer several situational questions that will evaluate your time management skills, problem solving abilities, and ease in leading a team. Employers will also expect you to be well-versed in products and operations, so make sure to brush up on the department's relevant work."
When did you fail as a leader initially and had to adjust your style to fix the issue?
I had a situation in my first leadership position where I took a very authoritative approach to leading my team and I failed miserably. After I was counseled by an important mentor of mine, I learned that my singular approach to leading was incorrect and that I needed to adjust my leadership style to each of my team members' needs. After learning what motivated each of my team members, I became a more effective leader and was able to lead a cohesive team.
When I was a cheerleading coach.
When I began my shift lead position, I had to adjust to giving orders, and some people had expressed that I was bossy. I spoke with my managers and talked about better ways to assign tasks, without making it sound rude or demeaning.