My Favorite Mistake — 113: CEO Gena Cox Was Cavalier in Quitting a Job

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My guest for Episode #113 of the My Favorite Mistake podcast is Gena Cox, PhD PCC, an industrial psychologist, executive coach, author, and speaker. Shehas advised corporate leaders for 20+ years how to build organizational cultures that support innovation, inclusion, and employee engagement.

Gena earned a Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of South Florida and is also the Founder/CEO of Feels Human, Inc. She has a book coming out in 2022 called Leading Inclusion.

In today’s episode, Gena shares her “favorite mistake” story about leaving a company in a way she thinks was “cavalier” — regretting that she couldn’t recreate that same culture elsewhere. Sometimes, yon’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone.

We talk about that and other topics including:

  • How did recognition of mistake reveal itself?
  • Feels Human, Inc. — what is a “human first organization”
  • Human first doesn’t mean human only?
  • “Inclusive leadership matters” — Beyond being the right thing to do from a human perspective, what are the connections between D&I to business results?
  • Inclusion as a component of “effective leadership”
  • Behaviors that are more inclusive?
  • Diversity easier to measure than inclusion?
  • Definition of inclusion?
  • Blog post — “Why are you always talking about race?
  • The book — coming 2022, Leading Inclusion

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