Give an example of when you last made a quick and definitive decision.
On which decision did you deliberate longest? Tell me about it?
What was the last business decision you faced?
How long did it take for you to make up your mind about what to do?
Describe a situation where you demonstrated confidence in your viewpoint despite opposition.
Describe a time when you had to trust your own judgment to make a difficult decision.
Describe a situation when you worked without any guidance in an unusual situation.
Tell me about a time when you had to act quickly in order to take advantage of a limited opportunity, but were unable to consult with others.
Describe an incident in which you took matters into your own hands although it should have been handled by your boss.
What are the limits of your authority in your job? Have you ever gone over those limits?
When have you taken a stand against a group on what you felt to be a matter of principle?
What conflicts of interest have you experienced, or could you experience in your current role? How have you/would you resolve these?
Competency: Working under pressure
Describe the last time you felt upset or angry at work.
Describe a time when you had to work under a high degree of pressure.
Describe an example of when you had to work to an important deadline.
Provide an example when you had to adapt your approach due to shifting priorities.
What are the two most different approaches you have used when “selling” ideas to clients/colleagues?
If you had a project to manage how would you decide how to approach it?
When might you use a different or modified approach?
How do you ensure compliance with company policy within your area of responsibility?
Tell me about a time when you have consciously gone against company procedures. Why did you do that? What happened?
Describe a time when you were required to shift your stance on an issue in response to a changing situation.
Within your present job, what have been the most significant changes in, say, the last year? How have you dealt with these?
Describe a situation where you successfully overcame a setback in order to achieve an objective or meet a deadline.
Describe s situation where you have submitted a good idea to your superior, and he or she did not take action on it? What did you do?
Competency: Risk management
Provide an example of when you identified the key risks inherent within a situation.
Tell me about some risks you have taken in your business or professional life. How did you go about this?