'Well, first of all, I am very hands-on. I like to be involved in everything that my team does. It is easier to manage staff if they see you with them a lot of the time. Also, I am very supportive. I encourage people and that brings the best out in them. It works better than criticising them. I am there if any of my team need any type of help, because people are not machines. In addition, I see myself as a natural leader. I have the ability to direct, organise and inspire people. This is especially important when you are a manager, because as you know, if your staff do not respect or trust you, then it is highly likely that the team does not work as it could or should.
I would also say that I am very goal-orientated. I always set myself objectives or targets which I have to meet. For example, when I started my career, I set myself a goal of being promoted to a manager inside of 2 years, and I achieved it. Also, I am a very proactive type of person. I never wait for things to go wrong. I make sure that I identify any possible issues before they happen, and introduce changes and processes to ensure that they do not occur. This is very important in business today.
And in addition, I am pragmatic. I am a realist and understand that change is a business necessity. And that in the world of business you sometimes have to do things that you don't necessarily agree with.
And lastly, I am dynamic. I am very motivated and I am full of ideas of how to run a team. And I have the energy and the confidence to do it.'