Get them talking:

What are your strengths as a leader?

What parts of this job come easiest for you?

Keep them talking:

How can we take advantage of your strengths — give you more chances to do the things you’re good at?

Does it feel uncomfortable to talk about ‘strengths’? Why is it often easier to talk about our gaps or weaknesses?

Points to consider:

Article: Four steps to leverage your strengths

Video: Five Ways to Leverage Strengths Within a Team