How do you set your goals? This question tends to the middle management level, but it can show up in interviews at much lower levels, particularly in professional jobs. This is a more advanced version of the organizational, priority setting and motivational questions. It's looking for a practical approach to goal setting. It can also be a very tough question, if you're not prepared for it. The risk is that you fall back on your previous answers for organization, etc, and that's not what you're being asked. If you do that, it means you didn't understand the question.