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Say you are on an interview panel. The job is to appoint a middle or senior manager to a role with people responsibilities. You are given a free hand to ask any relevant question.

What questions would you ask?

Here’s mine (courtesy of Tom Peters):

  • In the last twelve months can you please name three people whose growth you have significantly contributed to?
  • What did you do?
  • What did they do?
  • How did they benefit?
  • What happens next?
  • Where do you see them in three years’ time?

Now suppose you were going for the job and were on the receiving end of the questions.

How would you reply?

There are 6 questions and they are repeated three times. Score 1-point for each question fully answered. That makes a maximum score of 18-points.

Leaders could do a lot worse than track their own score on a regular basis.