I’m getting a new boss and I get to interview them. What kind of questions should I prioritize?

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Ask about how they give and get feedback. What’s the structure? Is it informal and regular, only delivered during “formal” evaluations?

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Why they are interested in this line of work, what is their favorite part of the work, least favorite, what do they think are important qualities in a colleague/team member, what do they enjoy doing outside of work....

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Ask what they would consider their biggest leadership weaknesses to be and how they plan to address or counteract them. Ask them what their ideal form of communication is. Ask them how they plan to integrate themselves into the company/your team.

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1. What is your philosophy on meetings? (Hint: some should be emails is the right answer haha)
2. Describe a time where you wish you had acted differently with a direct report in the past.
3. If we are in a meeting together and someone is inappropriate with me (yells or otherwise demeans), what would you do?

Hope it goes well and that you don’t have to meet with too many candidates! Enjoy this part!

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I'm in the same boat, very interested in the responses

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this is such a cool idea! I would definitely ask about their management style and if they consider themselves to be a micro manager.

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Excited for you. You could ask this. How would you handle employee growth and development in the company?

What is your 5 year plan for the company? or you could ask
What kind of leadership style will you be bringing to the company? Good luck!

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