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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