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Coaching for Leadership IQ: Mark Benton, VP of Talent Management & Diversity, McKesson

coaching leadership Apr 20, 2021

In the current age of technology disruption, information is constantly changing…

Senior leaders need to make quick decisions to solve problems and create solutions. Leaders tend to rely on business acumen to reach quick answers, but it’s people who move the business forward.  As talent professionals, HR has the opportunity to demonstrate their expertise for coaching people, but sometimes find:

  • Influencing a leader to consider a different approach can be challenging
  • HR is not valued as a consultative coach to the business
  • Business leaders sometimes aren't engaged

To overcome these hurdles watch this month’s lesson on Coaching for Leadership IQ, with Mark Benton the VP of Talent Management & Diversity at McKesson.

With 20 years of experience in communicating with executives, building capabilities that translate into solutions, Mark has developed a successful framework for coaching leaders. By building trust, showing empathy, and approaching conversations from a position of service HR can become the guide to leaders in disruptive and challenging times.

 In this lesson you will learn:

  • Importance of gaining business empathy
  • Techniques for crafting conversations that build rapport
  • Tips on aligning strengths, aspirations, & areas for improvement and
  • How leadership IQ facilitates self-awareness

He has challenged the HR Inner Circle Member's to immediately find a leader to start practicing this process, spend time learning their background, frame their role, and understand their challenges.


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