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Emotional Intelligence for IT Professionals by Emília M. Ludovino

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How to look for leadership potential in a candidate

The right interview questions can help you identify a candidate's leadership potential. During the interview, you will want to go beyond a candidate's surface qualities and discern traits such as personal confidence to spotlight traits that your organization values.

The following interview questions are sourced from professionals in companies of all sizes to help reveal a candidate's management and leadership skills.

Pay attention to whether people talk about themselves (I did this) or their teammates (we did this) when answering general interview questions or direct leadership questions.

Sample questions include:

  • What led to your last two promotions?
  • Tell me about a subordinate you helped ...

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