After eight years of analyzing risk in the reinsurance industry, Mark Hunter hired a career coach to help him assess what leadership meant to him. Soon, he left the industry to take an apprenticeship with his coach; today, Mark is the founder and President of Pinnacle Coaching, Inc., an international business and executive coaching company.
In today’s episode, he discusses modern leadership, including:
- Leadership as “a way of expressing ownership” and responsibility—over teams, fiscal results, or whatever falls under one’s purview
- Overcoming fear of that ownership through choosing a challenge, and viewing that challenge as an opportunity
- Why it is important to establish the kind of leader you are within your organization
- Why seeking outside points of view can be helpful in moving a business to the next level, particular in assessing communication and collaboration breakdowns
Mark is the author of The Brink: How Great Leadership Is Invented (2014). He is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) through the International Coach Federation, and specializes in keynote speaking, workshop facilitation, business/corporate coaching, and team culture/context shifts.