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How to Answer What is Your Leadership Style | Leadership and Management Interview Questions

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.


๐ŸŠ1. 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.


๐ŸŠ2. Define your leadership style


I give examples of leadership styles as well as 2 ways to help you figure it out


๐ŸŠ3. 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)


๐ŸŠ4. 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?



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Here's a video on How to Craft your Story Toolbox to be able to answer any interview question. Watch it here!




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