When you last went on holiday, what did you do before you went away to organise your work?
Give an example of how you decided what to delegate and to whom.
Give an example in your own experience when you faced the requirement of having to delegate authority outside of your remit. How did it work?
Provide an example of a time you implemented a plan with your team.
Describe a time when you promoted a clear sense of purpose amongst your team.
Tell me about a time you motivated others to reach team goals.
Have you ever had a problem in getting your subordinates to accept your ideas or departmental goals? What approach did you use? How effective was it?
Provide an example of a time when you successfully led a team to overcome a problem.
Describe a situation where you inspired a positive attitude amongst others within your team.
Competency: Management control
What methods do you usually use to keep informed of what is going on in your area of responsibility? What reports do you use? What controls do you have?
What do you do when you find that your techniques for regulating activities are loosely adhered to by your subordinates?
Have you experienced a situation that seemed to be slipping out of control? (If so) what have you done to correct it?
Competency: Strategic focus
Describe a situation where you approached a task from a broad perspective.
Tell me about a task or project that required long term planning to meet your objectives.
Describe an occasion when you had to analyse data to interpret market conditions or trends.
Provide an example of a time you had to make a strategic decision based on ambiguous information provided to you.
Competency: Development and coaching
Give me an example of a time when you made a significant investment in professional self-development?
Provide an example when you considered the development priorities of someone in your team.
If you were to be promoted tomorrow, would you have a replacement in mind? If so, why and what did you do to develop this individual?
Tell me about a time you helped plan the professional development of someone in your team.
Tell me about some of the people who have become successful as a result of your management.
Competency: Organisation and planning
Describe the last important deadline you had to meet.
Describe an occasion when you had to organise work in an unstructured setting? What were your priorities? How did you establish that?
Describe an occasion where you had multiple competing deadlines.
Tell me about a complex project you worked on that required significant planning.
Tell me about a (strategic) planning activity in which you were involved that went well. What was your direct involvement?
Provide an example when the accuracy of your planning was critical.
Provide an example of a time when you managed a project under significant constraints or setbacks.