Do you have any leadership experience?

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Interviewer: Do you have any leadership experience?

Abby: I do have some leadership experience. Two years ago, my manager had a baby and she took six months off for maternity leave. During that time, I was the temporary manager of the sales team.

Interviewer: How did it go?

Abby: At first it was difficult. I had worked with many of the staff members as co-workers for a long time, but suddenly I was their boss. It took some time to get used to, but after a couple weeks, I settled into the position.

Interviewer: What was the biggest challenge you faced and how did you deal with it?

Abby: The biggest challenge was making decisions regarding our sales strategy. Every sales member had different ideas about what we should do, but it was my job to come up with a plan for the whole team. I listened to everybody, thought about it for a while, and then I made my decision. After I made my decision, I explained my reasons to everybody.

Interviewer: How did everyone react?

Abby: Of course, some people disagreed. I listened to what they had to say, but I was firm in my decision. I was the acting manager, so they needed to respect my decision.

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