How Has a Candidate Influenced Others?

Describe a particular situation in which you successfully influenced the actions of others, in your desired direction.

For those who are candidates for leadership roles, the answer to this question can make or break your decision to pursue them. You are looking for what they see as their way of leading by example. You are also looking at style, in terms of how they impart their leadership skills. There is always the concern that the fine line between influence and manipulation is crossed so be sure to probe on those points raised, to ensure you have a clear understanding of the examples provided.