How do I answer questions about leadership in job interviews?

I'm about to graduate with a degree in Computer Science. My degree is Computer Science, because I tend to be socially awkward and introverted. Since my degree is coming up, jobs have been on my mind. I have had a few interviews, but every single time I get asked some question about leadership, I stumble hard and ultimately blame the failed interviews on those types of questions. My experience is that I am skilled at what I do and have a wide range of skill sets, but little group experience. I have done a community project and a database project and that's about it. Within those projects, my role tended to be more specialized toward certain tasks, rather than leadership of the entire group. With all of that being said, how should I approach these leadership questions in job interviews?

Asked By: sephrem99 - 6/5/2013
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I have a CIS degree and I don't think businesses understand that if we wanted to lead people we would have business management degrees. Anyways, there are a couple of different ways to handle this situation. Be completely honest and say that given your type of education and experience you have never had the... More
Answered By: Frank - 6/6/2013
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