Do you take work home with you?
When I need to, no problem. I realize the importance of meeting deadlines and getting workdone on time.
What motivates you?
I was responsible for several projects where I directed development teams andimplemented repeatable processes. The teams achieved 100% on-time deliveryof software products. I was motivated both by the challenge of finishing theprojects ahead of schedule and by managing the teams that achieved our goals.
I've always been motivated by the desire to do a good job at whatever positionI'm in. I want to excel and to be successful in my job, both for my own personalsatisfaction and for my employer.
I have always wanted to ensure that my company's clients get the best customerservice I can provide. I've always felt that it's important, both to me personally,and for the company and the clients, to provide a positive customer experience.
I have spent my career in sales, typically in commission-based positions, andcompensation has always been a strong factor in motivating me to be the topsalesperson at my prior employers.
Do you prefer to work independently or on a team?
I am equally comfortable working as a member of a team and independently. In researchingthe LMN company, your mission statement and the job description, I could see similarities tomy previous position where there were some assignments that required a great deal of independent work and research and others where the team effort was most effective. As Isaid, I'm comfortable with both.In high school, I enjoyed playing soccer and performing with the marching band. Eachrequired a different kind of team play, but the overall goal of learning to be a member of agroup was invaluable. I continued to grow as team member while on my sorority's debateteam and through my advanced marketing class where we had numerous team assignments.I'm very comfortably working on a team, but I can also work independently, as well.
How do you evaluate success?
I evaluate success in different ways. At work, it is meeting the goals set by my supervisorsand my fellow workers. It is my understanding, from talking to other employees, that the GGRcompany is recognized for not only rewarding success, but giving employees opportunity togrow as well. After work, I enjoy playing softball, so success on the field is catching thewinning pop-up.
If you know your boss is 100% wrong about something how would you handle it?
It depends on the situation and the personality of the supervisor." To elaborate, giveexamples:My present supervisor does not like to have his authority questioned. He's fairly new on the job and almost all of the people he supervises have been on the job longer than he has. He'snever bothered to learn the procedures, how things are done or how the computer systemworks. But if any of us tell him that how he wants something done won't work, he getsextremely angry. So, I never tell him he's wrong. Never. Whatever he tells me to do, I smileand say "okay." Then if I know a way to get it done that will work, I do it that way, give himthe results he wants and never tell him I didn't do it the way he told me to. He got the resultsand is happy. I saved myself the stress of being yelled at and gave him what he wanted, soI'm happy.My prior superviser was more easy-going and if I told her "you know, I think it might workbetter if I do what you asked in such and such a way," she say "okay, try it."