15 Questions On Leadership
These are interesting questions if you were pursuing an acadamy degree on management/leadership. I do have the answers but don’t have enough room here to write it down (Fermat R.I.P.).
- What a good leader should do when a majority vote is different then his/her strongly held belief?
- If you must make a choice between hurting your team’s goal or ethics, what a good leader should choose?
- Say your boss wants you and your team to do something that isn’t good for your team’s goals. After lots of arguments, your boss does not change his/her mind. How would you handle this situation?
- How a good leader should treat his/her equals in the team? What can you do to harness his/her abilities without producing conflicts in leadership or ego-clash?
- How a good leader would pass the unpleasant news to the team without hurting the morals and motivation?
- In certain phase of a project you need your team to heavily overwork for a some period. What are the good things to do to keep the team alive and motivated in such times?
- Some members of a large team may end up doing boring, repetitive and otherwise uninteresting work. How a good leader would recruit them? How to keep them motivated?
- Statistically 90% of the projects goes over-budget and over-deadlines. Say if you did fell in to these 90%, how would you keep your boss and your team keep going?
- Communication is of atmost important to the team. But is it good or bad to have lots of discussions?
- What are the good rules of thumb for good signal-to-noise ratio for team brainstorming sessions?
- A very capable and essential team member of yours asks you for a raise but you do not have funds. How would you keep him/her?
- Say you lead a large team and you can’t recruit every single team member personally any longer. What are the general good recruiting policies a leader can set up avoid the weak nodes in your team?
- If you had to choose between following two candidates, what job attributes you would consider for the best match? enthusiastic but inexperienced college grads and less passionate but highly experienced professionals.
- How a good leader should respond when he/she finds certain team members does not respect or have a belief in him/her?
- Lets say you came to knew that you might soon become the target for certain mishaps, which weren’t really your fault. What would be your exit strategy?