Mike Figliuolo is managing director of thoughtLEADERS. Before launching his own company, he worked at McKinsey & Co., Capital One and Scotts Miracle-Gro. His is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. He's the author of three leadership books: "One Piece of Paper," "Lead Inside the Box," and "The Elegant Pitch."
When you travel internationally, do you research cultural norms of your destination before going?
How frequently do you shift blame for mistakes you’ve made?
How do you deal with passive-aggressive people?
How well-defined are your organization’s prioritization criteria for investments and projects?
What’s been your experience with individual contributors moving into management roles?
How closely are your priorities tied to your company’s strategy?
How much exposure does your entire organization get to your customers?
When filling open roles, what is your company’s hiring approach?
If you’re assigned prework for a meeting or training event, how do you approach it?
Do you enjoy negotiating?