Teams create an environment of support, boosting the confidence of individuals, allowing people do their best. Teamwork can create talents and raise natural leaders.
Focus on clear, specific, reasonable and achievable goals. Give them reasons for the challenges and while discussing them you might even let them set the goals for themselves.
It is known that a stimulator for motivation is participation - they should be part of the decision-making process.
I worked as a project manager for XYZ company for three years during which time I managed various teams ranging from five to twenty team members. I was responsible for making sure team members were productive, projects remained within budget, and deadlines were met. As project manager I took on several leadership responsibilities. In several instances I had to resolve conflicts that arose among team members.
Team leaders must provide effective leadership, exemplify organizational values, and ensure projects are completed properly and on time. Additionally, team leaders are responsible for resolving problems and conflicts among team members, keeping management informed about progress, and motivating team members. When individual team members are under performing, it's the responsibility of the team leader to assist them. The following is an effective response to this question.
Don't focus on personal issues here. Talk more about the challenges associated with collaboration, keeping everyone on track, managing conflict and ensuring everyone has a clear idea of what their responsibilities are. Focus most of your time talking about how you overcome these challenges.
You might want to talk about things like the ability to share ideas among team members, get feedback from people with a broad array of experience, learn from team members, and share your skills with others.
Don't be overly negative with your answer. Provide a quick example then focus most of your time on what you learned. Don't 'blame' others, but rather focus on what you could have done differently to improve the outcome. If possible give an example of where you applied this learning.
Be a bit careful here, because quite often the interviewer will be trying to understand if you give credit where credit is due. If your situation was truly an individual effort that's fine, but if not make sure you talk about the contribution of your team members. Highlight what specifically your role was on the project and how you contributed to it's success.
Consider the job you are interviewing for. If it requires a lot of teamwork then you should probably highlight that in answering this question. Similarly if it's largely independent then you should highlight your ability to work independently.
The candidate should reveal a dedication and passion towards their work.