This question gives you the chance to present a personal achievement and at the same time explain your ability to delegate tasks to other members of your team. Both of these will present you in a very positive light.
Try to think of a project where your own personal skills have meant that it was best for you to undertake a task and not be other members of your team. Make sure that you emphasise your ability to delegate and to use a positive to explain why you did not delegate that particular task rather than a negative, i.e. you did not think your team were good enough to do the task.
Examples of Answers
“I have a particular management style that means most tasks, wherever possible, get delegated to the other members of my team. However, if I feel that my skills and abilities are best used dealing with a project or task I will undertake the work myself. A particular example of this relates to a project we worked on for a large building firm. They had a particular issue with stock levels falling and suspected that a supplier was removing items from their yard without their consent.”
“As my background is in forensic accounting, whereas other members of my team are stronger in other fields, I took this task on myself as this was an important client with a large account who clearly were concerned about the falling stock levels. We successfully resolved the issue in a very short space of time and I felt on this occasion my decision not to delegate this work was justified as we retained the client and saved them considerable amounts of money.”