Dynamic change demands adaptable people. But what kind of questions establish whether a candidate matches up? John Hamm, in Harvard Business Review, proposes the following: (1) Have you ever fired someone? (2) Describe three priorities from a sample of 10. (3) When were you wrong? (4) What is your external role in this job? (5) Describe your dream house. (6) What professional moment frightened you most? (7) You must fire your marketing or engineering head - which would you fire first? (8) Your top salesperson is distracted and sales are bombing - what would you do? (9) What did you like/dislike about your last job? (10) What new subject would you choose to study?
And then try the 10 questions on yourself.