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INSEAD Round 1 Kira Video Essay Prompts

A short compilation of video essay questions that have been asked in INSEAD’s Round 1 this season. For tips on how to prepare for video questions and a comprehensive list of past questions from INSEAD, Kellogg, and Yale, check out my previous post here.


  • How will you gain the trust of your subordinates as a new manager?
  • What is your understanding of the INSEAD MBA program?
  • Tell us about a time when you interacted with someone who had a strong accent or didn't speak your language.
  • Tell us how networking helps in entrepreneurship.
  • How can INSEAD help you achieve your goals?
  • Tell us about a professional change that was tough for you.
  • Tell us about a time when your family or work adopted something from a culture.
  • Tell us about a time when you were criticized for some work you thought you had done well. How did that make you feel?
  • What are the challenging goals you have set for yourself during your career?
  • If you were the CEO of the company, how would you improve people's lives?
  • If someone was visiting your country for the first time, what advice would you give them?
  • How meaningful should your career be to be considered successful?
  • How would you challenge yourself at INSEAD?
  • How is diversity dealt with in your workplace?
  • How would your colleagues describe your leadership style?



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