Interview questions para managers.

  • Retention.
  • Hiring.
  • Development.
  • Productivity.
  • Accountability.
  • Results oriented.
  • Set expectations.
  • Set vision/mission.
  • Create a sense of team/group.
  • Help the members of your team to do their best at work.
  • Remove roadblocks.
  • Help to release value.
  • Build a healthy environment.
  • Create a development plan for each member.
  • Be inclusive, and have empathy.
  • Encourage everyone to participate.
  • Create a development plan.
  • Create a learning culture.
  • Everyone makes mistakes, whether a manager or not. Be first admitting them openly.
  • People have to feel free from fear, respected and with absolute freedom to speak up.
  • We all are grown-up professionals. So give responsibility and freedom.
  • Looking for opportunities to lead projects, meetings, etc.
  • Delegate tasks and responsibilities incrementally.
  • Identify gaps and set a plan to improve them.
  • Provide constant feedback.
  • I love to develop people.
  • Helping them to excel.
  • I love to solve problems/conflicts.
  • I enjoy working at strategic level.
  • I enjoy having conversations with all type of audiences.
  • …..
  • Not challenging high performers members.
  • Not setting expectations.
  • Not having 1–1 meetings often. You need to know the problems each member is having.
  • Micromanagement. People need freedom and trust.
  • Not being inclusive. As a manager sometimes you need to make decisions but at least you should listen to your team.
  • Not having a development plan. People need to grow.
  • Give value and release stuff. Otherwise, people get frustrated.
  • ….
  • What has been the most challenging problem you have faced as a manager and how did you solve it?
  • Tell me last time someone left your team and why? How do you communicate it?
  • How do you communicate to the team that someone was fired?
  • How many people have you managed in the past? And what were your responsibilities managing them?
  • What was some difficult feedback you had to give recently? and why was it hard to deliver?
  • What has been the most challenging problem you have faced as a manager and how did you solve it?
  • Tell me about a time when you effectively managed your team to achieve a goal. What did your approach look like?
  • Tell me a mistake you made that hurt the business.
  • Tell me a time when you didn’t agree with your team and how you handle the situation.
  • Was there ever a time you strongly disagreed with your manager or other authority figure? What was the situation, and how did you handle it without ruining any relationships (or were there bridges burned)?
  • Tell me a time when you made a mistake and how you communicated it.
  • Tell me about a few people on your team and the career development plans you created with them.
  • How have you managed low performers? Tell me about a time you turned around a low performer.
  • How do you deal with difficult team members?
  • Describe a time when you and one of your reports disagreed on priorities. How did you handle the situation?

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Félix López

Félix López

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