Organizational Leadership Interview Questions

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Q.1 How you as a manager remain engaged in a conversation?
Being attentive to the conversation and actively listen by paraphrasing enables me as a manager to remain engaged in a conversation.
Q.2 How you will successfully communicate a vision?
Successful communication of a vision is achieved by keeping the message simple and clear, personalize the message and avoid misinterpretation.
Q.3 How will you be able to achieve sustained competitive advantage for the company?
Achieving sustained competitive advantage involves continually adapting to changes in external trends and events as well as developing internal capabilities for the same.
Q.4 What helps in achieving cost leadership for the company?
Cost leadership is achieved by maintaining high levels of productivity, effective usage of technology and having effective distribution channels.
Q.5 How does the ordering cost and carrying cost relate to EOQ?
EOQ is a point where
Q.6 Did you had to change a decision due to new facts
Yes, I had to change a decision about reporting in a process which was done in excel sheets being emailed every day in evening to keep track of data for the day but with implementation of a new IT system, I decided to do away with the excel sheet based process.
Q.7 How do you achieve objectives in a fast-paced environment?
A fast-paced environment can be managed effectively and objectives be achieved if all the team members are aware of the objectives and the timeliness for achieving them. I place milestones for each member to be updated on their progress.
Q.8 Had you made a decision without all the relevant facts?
Yes, I had to decide about social media based marketing campaign for the company which we as a company didn't had any experience. It could turn out to be a waste of time and the resources. But seeing the potential and low costs, I decided a go ahead by keeping myself updated on related information and best practices for it. We were able to achieve a decent success with measurable results.
Q.9 How you motivate yourself as a manager?
I get motivated by my team’s achievements and being able to develop team members especially when they achieve their professional as well as personal goals.
Q.10 How do you see yourself in next five year as a manager?
As a manager, I foresee a bright future as I will be gaining more skills and knowledge as per the newer developments in the industry and manage more responsibilities for the success of the organization.
Q.11 What does your team says about you as a leader?
My team describe me as someone who solves their issues and supports them in challenging times with focus on achieving the goals.
Q.12 Which part of being a leader, you find the most difficult?
The most difficult part as a leader has been, to be lonely when others do not see it the same way.
Q.13 How do you manage change?
Managing change as a leader, involves first embracing it yourself and then ensure the change is communicated with conviction to all. I prepare myself to answer any questions about the change by listening to concerns and helping them accept the change.
Q.14 How will you measure success for a leader?
I consider the goals which the team achieves, as the ultimate measure of success as a leader.
Q.15 Did you faced criticism as a leader?
Yes, I had faced criticism as a leader when desired goals were not achieved and the criticism helped to better myself. I introspect during criticism about wrongs which I might had made and work on improving that aspect and furthering my personal and professional growth.
Q.16 What information do you need for different types of forecasting models?
The data required for forecasting are the recorded data which may include sales records of a company, the historical demand for a product, or the unemployment rate for a geographic region.
Q.17 What is Marginal Costing?
The marginal cost of production is the change in total production cost that comes from making or producing one additional unit. To calculate marginal cost, divide the change in production costs by the change in quantity. The marginal cost determines how to achieve economies of scale to optimize production and overall operations. If the marginal cost of producing one additional unit is lower than the per-unit price, the producer has the potential to gain a profit.
Q.18 What is six sigma?
Six Sigma is a statistical-based and data-driven approach for continuous improvement to eliminate defects in a product, process or service. The sigma represents the population standard deviation, which is a measure of the variation in a data set collected about the process.
Q.19 What do you understand by Bitcoin?
Bitcoin is decentralized digital cash which does not involves banks or governments but uses peer-to-peer computer network to confirm purchases directly between users. Currency like the U.S. dollars is backed and regulated by the government which issues it, whereas, Bitcoin is powered by a Blockchain technology to provide secured storage and recording of transactions. A bitcoin is a computer file stored in a digital wallet on a computer or smartphone.
Q.20 What does activity based costing achieves?
Activity based costing identify non-value adding activities and also improve product costing.
Q.21 How do you organize projects and tasks?
Relevance and time sensitivity are the criteria to organize projects and tasks.
Q.22 Were you not able to meet a deadline in past?
Yes, in a project for a big client during critical point during project development, a team member had to leave due to urgent health issue. We were unable to meet the deadline even with a new member but were able to complete a few days after the deadline.
Q.23 How you support your team during difficult tasks?
During difficult tasks the team needs to be supported and motivated. I communicate to all team members of my confidence in the ability of team members to complete the task. I also focus on resolving any issue being faced by the team and have clear expectations with open communications.
Q.24 How do you support the development of your team members?
Team members are linked to a mentor and regular feedback is shared with them. Training and skill building is also regularly undertaken.
Q.25 Did you develop any innovative solution for a problem?
Yes, I had implemented innovative solution for integrating offline and online sales for the company. The project integrated not only IT systems but also manpower and processes were trained and modified to successfully implement the change. We were able to decrease costs by 25% and increase sales by 30%.
Q.26 What is the most drastic change that you had brought to the company?
Yes, I introduced drastic change by implementing automation in the company and was able to reduce inefficiencies in data capture process and was able to save 25% in expenses.
Q.27 What role you play for the operations function in an organization?
The operations function in an organization is responsible for design, plan and directing all the activities that transform resources into goods.
Q.28 What is flexible specialization manufacturing operations strategy?
The flexible specialization focuses flexible production systems which meet the demands for customized products in diverse markets.
Q.29 What is master scheduling?
Master scheduling is the level of capacity management process which involves thinking in terms of months and weeks
Q.30 Which supply chain strategy involves the pull approach to production?
The lean production supply chain strategy involves the pull approach to production.
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