Updated: Jul 22, 2022
"What is your leadership/management style?" or "What is your management style?". In this video, you'll learn how to answer this question with a four-step framework that'll be sure to impress that interviewer.
Here are 4 steps to rock this interview question.
🍊1. Emphasize flexibility
Your style evolves based on the needs of the company & people. If you don't mention this, often they assume you are a one trick pony.
🍊2. Define your leadership style
I give examples of leadership styles as well as 2 ways to help you figure it out
🍊3. Identify stories
Tell stories that illustrate the management style you exhibited. Use tools like a Story Toolbox and PAR method (I'll link more info in the comments)
🍊4. Tie it back to the company
Either discuss what you've noticed about the culture & direct reports about why you feel this style would be a good fit and/or ask them deeper questions about what types of leadership styles thrive here.
I then share a full example!
Watch the video to hear how I completely bombed this question in an interview once.
How do you approach this question?