You don’t just need warm bodies to fill chairs in your office; you are looking for the next generation of leaders and management. But how do you know who has what it takes to be a great leader? Not everyone has what it takes to lead a team to greatness or be able to improve your company culture. Luckily, there are some questions that can give you a good sense whether someone will excel as a leader in your company. Here are four questions you can start asking today.


  1. When was the last time you had to fire someone and how did it go? If your candidate has never fired anyone then they may not have what it takes to be a leader in your company. Leaders have to make tough decisions. Sometimes, bad hires happen. Bad situations happen. Sometimes individuals are responsible for bad things. Firing someone is a necessary evil and if your candidate indicates that they have never had to do it there may be red flags raised about their performance as a manager.
  2. Tell me about a time when you failed and what happened next. Failure is the way we learn. It is part of the process to becoming successful. Everyone has experienced failure in their career; the important part was how they took that experience and improved. It can be a great way to get to know the psychology behind your candidate’s success if they can tell you how they faced failure and what they did to get back up and brush themselves off.
  3. How do you motivate your team? No one is a true leader if they can’t motivate a team. Motivation comes in many forms and there may be methods that work better for your specific organization than others. Find out a little about how they feel motivation is important, what they have done in the past to engage their teams, and how they plan to implement things in the future.
  4. What is the most significant change that you can bring to my organization? This is where you learn how much effort the candidate has put into your specific job. What do they already know about your company? You want someone who is a visionary who can help take your company to the next level. The more they know about your business the better prepared they will be to hit the ground running.

Are you ready to interview for innovative leaders for your organization? If you are looking for staffing agencies in Deer Park TX, contact us today.


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