Leading Inclusion with Gena Cox | UYGW054
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In the United States, we have always lived with the history and realities of racism.

Whether we have lived with it as an active part of our life or have had the privilege to ignore it and deny it, it has shaped our understanding of our country and each other. 

Since racism has always been a loaded, hot-button, triggering topic to discuss, many leaders have flatly avoided talking about it. Since the summer of 2020, however, organizations are realizing that this issue is not going away.

Workers want organizations that are inclusive and equitable. As such, the avoidance strategy that has allowed leaders to manage this issue in the past is emerging as the biggest problem of all.

Fortunately for all of us, Gena Cox has taken the time to think deeply about how to open the door to these important conversations.

Listen in for compassionate, insightful, and practical advice to help all of us navigate conversations about creating inclusion in the workplace.

Join us as we discuss:

  • How the root cause of the failure of most DEI initiatives is avoidance driven by a lack of skills on the part of even the most well-meaning leaders
  • How respect is the opposite of grandstanding and is the foundation of our only viable path forward to create inclusive workplaces
  • How to have respectful relationships with your employees even when difficult conversations and decisions are needed

Resources Mentioned:

Get Gena’s Book: https://genacox.com/book/

Grab Gena’s script: genacox.com/script


Click here to get your copy of Amanda's book, Great Work.

About The Guest:

Dr. Gena Cox, CEO of Feels Human, LLC, is an organizational psychologist, executive coach, and author of Leading Inclusion, an award-winning guidebook for corporate leaders who want to build inclusive organizations from the top down. Before this, at IBM and Perceptyx, Gena advised leaders in the Fortune 500 and other large global companies to build psychologically healthy and engaging organizational cultures that drive business outcomes. A noted voice on human-centered leadership, Gena shows executives how to stop using 2019 behavior to address 2022 workplace challenges.

About The Host:

Dr. Amanda Crowell is a cognitive psychologist, speaker, author, and coach focused on changing our perspective on the world of work. It IS possible to do Great Work—the work that calls to you from the inside-- without sacrificing your health, happiness, and relationships.

Amanda is the Author of the book, Great Work: Do What Matters Most Without Sacrificing Everything Else, and the creator of the Great Work Journals. Amanda's TEDx talk has received almost two million views and has been featured on TED's Ideas blog and Ted Shorts. Her ideas have also been featured on NPR, Al Jazeera, The Wall Street Journal, Quartz, and Thrive Global.

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