Dr. Cox discusses at what a truly competent and relevant leader does when it comes to DEI. We also talk about ways to think about driving systemic change in an organization that is sustainable and meaningful.
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
In this episode, we discuss inclusion, how to help others feel like they’re being included that isn’t just “ticking a box” and how you can become more inclusive in your own company.
On this episode Jeff interviews Gena, about how leaders can build inclusion into workplace culture.
Jeff and Gena explore why is it difficult for many C-Suite executives to understand and focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion in a way that creates long-lasting change. They discuss the lack of education about black history in the United States among business leaders, and how can leaders can better understand the impact of racial trauma at work. Jeff and Gena explore the concept of REDI and how it is different from DEIB. Gina shares why some commonly used terms are not helpful when referring to disadvantaged and underrepresented communities.
Join Gena Cox and Hope Timberlake as they discuss the importance of safe, inclusive communication and how organizations and employees can create these environments. Gena will approach the conversation based on what organizations can and should do. Hope will discuss how employees can assert themselves and advocate for inclusive workplaces. This will be an important, enlightening, and perhaps entertaining conversation!
How can understanding true inclusion lead to successful leadership? Dr. Gena Cox discusses the highlights of her book ‘Leading Inclusion,’ and shares insights based on her own years of experience in corporate America, as well as the experiences of colleagues and clients.
Wait, why would organizational psychologist and author of Leading Inclusion proclaim that DEI is BS? Because it must be a subset of leader effectiveness, not a standalone program, according to Gena Cox, PhD.
Gena was featured in a recent Vanguard Network Dialogue and delivers a powerful message for senior leaders: you have to be effective with 100% of your talent pool.