Earlier this week I was part of the 6th International Coaching Symposium at IESE Business School.
In the afternoon we heard from a panel of board members and senior HR leaders as they shared their experiences with coaching and integrating coaching into the development systems of their companies.
I had the opportunity to ask the panel a question.
I asked “What are 1 or 2 leadership capabilities for the post-Covid future? and what role can coaching play in developing these capabilities?”
What are the Leadership Capabilities for the post-Covid Future?
Here’s the set of capabilities that the panel shared with the audience:
- Awareness of myself – strengths, weaknesses, and how to be in a resourceful mindset; clarity in where I currently stand and where I want to be.
- Acceptance of what I can and cannot be/do – and the vulnerability to honestly admit it
- Active Listening (really seeing body language and all indicators that something more is going on)
- Trust and Respect (especially for diverse people and viewpoints)
- Personal Growth as part of any leadership role (you develop yourself outside the company as well)
- To support the development of others
- To believe in the potential of others
- Growth mindset – an attitude of constant learning “the more you learn, the more you realize how important it is to learn”
- Asking the right questions
- Connecting the dots – Understanding the broader Context & reframing our own context -creating with diversity… reframing competitors as collaborators.
- Emotional Intelligence (understanding political, social, status, ambition aspects of human interaction)
- Managing Difficult Conversations
Would you add anything to this list? What will it take to lead in a global, fast-moving, hybrid, connected, uncertain world?
The participants on the panel were Amanda Egan, Global Head of L&D for Web Summit, Helena Herrero, President & CEO of Hewlett Packard Enterprise for Spain & Portugal, Marieta del Rivero Independent NED to Cellnex Telecom & Gestamp Automotive, Jorge Becerra Urbano, Emeritus Senior Partner & Senior Advisor of Boston Consulting Group (BCG). Well done Sebastien Brion for facilitating and Dr Estibalitz Ortiz & Prof. Alberto Ribera for organising the event.