In the process of sitting in on scores of interviews every year, you hear and see a wide range of interviewing styles and questions.
Some executives like the ‘if such and such occurred, how would you handle it?’. Others like the ‘what will your plan be for the first 90 days’ to get on track.
I prefer the let’s look at what you’ve done, but more importantly, why you did it. That’s to uncover not just the performance issues, but the motivators that went into your decisions.
It’s the why that drives what people do. So here are some questions that you might want to consider asking, let’s say for the last two roles that the individual has had.