12 interview questions: Ask these to set yourself up for success

Maybe you are new in an innovation role, or working with a new CEO, business unit leader, or other senior executive. How do you ensure that what you’re doing aligns with their vision of innovation — and their expectations?

A long-time innovation leader from the financial services industry agreed to share with us — anonymously — the questions he uses in conversations with the people who sponsor or collaborate with the innovation team.

Success in a new position, or working with new partners inside the company, “requires that you understand the history and the culture of the organization,” he says, “or the point of view of the person you find yourself working with.”

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