Management Interview Question – How Do You Try to Set an Example for Those Around You?
Every employee sets an example for those around them. The more one employee slacks off, the more others follow. Good employees always work hard. Though questions about how you set an example to those around you are more common with management, any applicant may get this question, since it is an important part of any workplace.
How to Answer – Management needs to set a good example for their subordinates, yet this question is also about seeing what you believe is an example that others should follow. Do you put focus on the work you do, or your personality, etc. It’s best to focus on both. Show how you act positively (thus setting a morale example) and show how you work hard.
“I believe the best way to set a good example is to make sure I check in with them constantly to show them we have open communication. By making sure they are doing their job, I show them they can talk to me whenever they need to, offering support where needed.”
It’s not a terrible answer, but this answer doesn’t actually address the work you do. Instead, it shows a management technique.
“I first make sure I am always working on my end of all projects. Leadership is as much about doing your own work as it is about leading others, so I will always make sure that when part of their jobs depends on my job, I will make sure it is done perfectly and promptly. I will also praise employees openly when they do good work, because I believe that by being positive, it will promote positivity in others. It is also a good motivational tactic as well.”
Here you went a little more in depth, and show how you set both a good workplace example, and a good personality example. Both of those are important when it comes to setting a good example for others.
Take Away Interview Tips:
- Mention something that displays an example of a positive personality.
- Mention something that displays an example of a good worker.