You are asked to step in your boss’ shoes for a couple of months as he is under the weather, how would you go about it?
Don’t show off any sarcastic humor while answering these types of questions. Humor is something all perceive differently, so keep it out of the interview. It may be a big turn-off for some interviewers even if all you are trying is to be witty and unusual.
Make sure that you do not sing your own praises. State that the supervisor being sick is not the best reason to step in his shoes; it shows that you are caring. Think carefully and respond.
Say that you will call the team for a meeting and draw up a plan for the period of the manager’s absence. Check out the responsibilities others have and how you will motivate them to pitch in and make sure all targets are met in the superior’s absence. It exhibits your sense of responsibility and the drive you have to get things done.