Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Leader or Manager

I love interview questions that cause the applicant to really dig deep for an answer.  I dont think the question "Are you a Leader or a Manager" is one of those questions.  Any applicant would more than likely say "Leader" whether they are or arent really a leader.

This caused me to think - from an employer standpoint: Are we necessarily looking for a leader in this position?

As far as I am concerned, if you are hiring for some kind of management or supervisory position, you always want a leader in that position.  Now, the real question is: Do you hire a manager and groom them to be a leader? or just hire the leader?

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