73. Karen Bennett – Show Up On Time
“What generosity is..it’s how you have willingness and desire to help others. And help is, frankly, in the eye of the beholder. Generosity is the willingness to make yourself available, whatever that looks like to what the recipient needs. So for me, generosity and the workplace honestly starts with time.”
Karen Bennett is Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer for Cox Communications. In this role, she develops and executes talent strategy that aligns with Cox’s operating principles and works through the challenges of driving continual growth in our rapidly evolving business.
Bennett brings more than 25 years of experience in leading teams that focus on maximizing talent needs and the needs of the business across all areas of HR, including talent development, total rewards, employee relations, workforce culture, and policies and compliance.
Prior to joining Cox Communications, Karen was SVP and Chief Human Resources Officer for Cox Media Group, a sister company within Cox Enterprises. Prior to her time with Cox, Bennett was Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer for YP (formerly AT&T Ad Solutions). She is a cable veteran as well, having served as senior vice president of human resources for Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. for nearly 14 years.
Bennett serves on the board of directors for the Human Resources Leadership Forum of Atlanta; the Emma Bowen Foundation board of directors; the national board of Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT); the advisory board of Clayton State University; the Georgia State University’s HR Roundtable consortium.
Bennett is a graduate of Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia where she earned her bachelor’s and executive MBA degrees.
“We plan, God laughs.”
R.O.G. Takeaway Tips:
- Be on time. Don’t waste time. Prepare for interactions to invest your time.
- Generously offer to provide feedback when you recognize ways others can improve.
- Celebrate the successes, advancements and accomplishments of others.
- Karen Bennet on LinkedIn (in/KebKarenBennet)
- Karen Bennett, Cox Communications, EVP and Chief People Officer
- Cox Communications
- The WICT Network, Global Board of Directors
Episode 74: we continue our Women’s History Month celebration and will be joined by Debbie Epstein Henry