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26 Describe your perfect leader 

This one of the most common questions is very objective, as previously, the candidate does not have information about the existing system and speaks about the team, the personality of the leader, and the comfortable system in the company. In addition, the job-seeker can also give socially desirable answers to this question, which may differ from the realities of the employer. 

Possible answers to “Describe your ideal leader”: 

“In my eyes, the ideal leader is the one who clearly sets tasks and controls the execution. It is also important that he gives feedback on the results. Finally, it is necessary that the manager creates conditions for a sense of teamwork.” 

Tips for answering the question “Describe your ideal leader”: 

  • Choose a few positive qualities from your previous employer to mention in your answer.
  • Try to be realistic in your response by sharing reasonable expectations for the perfect leader. 

What mistakes should not be made when answering the question “Describe your ideal leader”: 

  • Being extremely specific. Instead, try to find a golden mean. This way, you show interviewers that you are adaptable to any management style. 

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