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Creating High Performing Cultures - an Interview with Mindi Cox

culture high performance Mar 14, 2024

I had the absolute pleasure of speaking with Mindi Cox, Chief Marketing and People Officer at OC Tanner, who shares her insights on fostering a high-performing culture within organizations.

We discussed the importance of prioritizing employee well-being, especially during economic uncertainty.

Mindi emphasizes the need for leaders to build strong relationships and provide support, which can lead to increased loyalty and productivity. She also touches on the shift from seeing roles as transactional to viewing them as responsibilities that bring joy and connection.

Key Takeaways:

  • Mindi's Journey (00:01:09) Mindi shares her journey to leadership, emphasizing the importance of perseverance and making promises to oneself.
  • Importance of Relationships (00:12:30) Mindi emphasizes the significance of relationships and the impact on the organization's culture and long-term results.
  • Work-Life Balance and Flexibility (00:16:21) Mindi shares her personal experience with work-life balance and the impact of company support on her ability to continue contributing to the organization.
  • Leadership's Impact on Employee Morale (00:20:24) Mindi discusses the positive impact of leadership's support and flexibility on employee morale and the potential impact on the bottom line.
  • Autonomy and Trust (00:23:29) Discussion on the importance of giving people autonomy and trust in their roles.
  • Valuable Wisdom (00:26:40) Advice to be high performing in current roles and embrace new opportunities with confidence.

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Cheering you on always,
- Sheryl


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