An Impressive List Of Questions

This, ladies and gentlemen, is the power of collaboration.

A few days ago, Hessel shared with me an amazing idea. He is currently working with a national award-winning project manager and offered to catch him at a quiet moment (will he succeed?) to interview him for us. This PM obviously has superior leadership and managerial skills and the award and special mention he received was in the category ERP Projects.

And yes, we get to ask him questions. Thanks, Hessel. What a great way to learn.

Here are the great questions this community has come up with so far:


  • Could you share some examples of difficult situations when managing people and how you overcame them?
  • Could you share the practical tool you use the most to lead your teams?


  • How do you drive customer service wisdom to the employees who are customer interfacing?
  • What are the benchmarks you are using to determine successful outcomes?


  • What was one of your greater (team) successes? Were there setbacks? Lessons learned?
  • How would your team members describe your leadership style?
  • What gives the ERP program you/your team designs a competitive edge?


  • What’s your weak spot?


  • How do you engage people in a project that may mean their jobs are redundant?

Anna (that’s me):

  • What do you do to keep up with the world around you (do you have a favorite newspaper, website, etc.)?
  • What are some helpful habits that you have formed over the years?


And, of course, the ‘standard questions’:

  • What was your first job and how did you become a project manager?
  • What event/experience in your (professional) life has made a really big impact on you?
  • What management/leadership insights or tips can you share with us?

An impressive list of questions, isn’t it? Made possible by… the power of collaboration.

How would you answer these? Do you have anything to add?

We will publish the interview here on wdywft – so stay tuned ♪ ♫ ♩ ♬

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