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Truly Human Leadership

One of the most fundamental of human needs is to know that who we are and what we do matter. As leaders in business, we have the unique opportunity to let our team members know that they do. And when they feel valued and cared for at work, they return home and enjoy better relationships with their loved ones, friends, neighbors and others. This world needs Truly Human Leadership. On this podcast, you’ll hear about what it means to be conscious leaders and have a conscious business. You'll hear from voices of inspirational leadership like Simon Sinek, Amy Cuddy, Raj Sisodia of Conscious Capitalism and many more. You'll also hear stories and insights learned through Barry-Wehmiller and it's CEO Bob Chapman’s transformation to traditional business management to Truly Human Leadership.
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At Barry-Wehmiller, we define success by the way we touch the lives of others. Everybody Matters is a show dedicated to the idea that when organizations care enough to show their people that who they are and what they do matter, they unlock the only business idea with truly unlimited potential. On this podcast, you’ll hear a lot of talk about talk about culture, about leadership, about vision – stories and insights learned through Barry-Wehmiller and CEO Bob Chapman’s transformation to Truly Human Leadership.

Sep 6, 2022

Who heals the healers is a question Barry-Wehmiller CEO, Bob Chapman asked in 2019, long before the COVID-19 pandemic. Today, the need for better leadership in healthcare has reached a breaking point. Healthcare professionals are suffering from burnout and other mental health issues and are leaving the profession in droves. On this episode of our podcast, healthcare industry vets Paul DeChant and Bruce Cummings talk about their efforts to reverse the dramatic trends.

Aug 18, 2022

Recently, our CEO, Bob Chapman, spoke to a group of new Barry-Wehmiller team members in our St. Louis office. Bob gives a good overview of the history of our company, the development of our culture of Truly Human Leadership and how we are trying to trying to change the world. We decided to share this talk on this podcast in the hopes that it would be as inspiring to you as it was to the team members in that room.

Jul 21, 2022

Many people think of customers as existing externally from an organization, someone who pays for goods and services. We at Barry-Wehmiller feel that anyone becomes a customer at the moment we have an opportunity to serve. A culture of service is culture with a shared purpose where everyone is focused on meeting the needs of others inside and outside the organization.

Our friend Bob Burg is an author and speaker who has taught true customer service to hundreds of thousands of people with his book, The Go-Giver. On this podcast, he gives is thoughts on how to treat customers in a Truly Human way.

Jun 16, 2022
Jun 1, 2022

Barry-Wehmiller is a $3+ billion global supplier of manufacturing equipment to a variety of industries. Our companies build machines that help our customers bring their products to the world.

So, how does a company that builds manufacturing equipment and measures success by the way we touch the lives of others and is trying to build a better world approach environmental sustainability?

This podcast features a conversation with Carol O’Neill, the Group President of Packaging for Barry-Wehmiller and Michelle Bryson, Global Sustainable Packaging Leader for BW Packaging Systems. They talk about how our values shape the way we approach environmental sustainability and the journey we are on to be a better partner to our customers and to the planet.

May 11, 2022

Michael Pirson is an Associate Professor of Management, Global Sustainability, and Social Entrepreneurship at Fordham University and Research Fellow at Harvard University.

Michael is also part of a group comprised of business leaders and professors from around the world that wants to transform business education into institutions that foster human-centric leaders who honor individual dignity and demonstrate the courage to care for others.

Brian Wellinghoff, Barry-Wehmiller's Director of Strategy, Improvement and Culture, has led Barry-Wehmiller's support of this group. On this podcast, he talks with Michael about humanistic management, what it is and how they are working to Humanize Business Education.

Apr 28, 2022

As well as co-authoring the groundbreaking book with Whole Foods’ CEO John Mackey, Raj Sisodia is the co-founder and co-chairman of the Conscious Capitalism organization. A professor at Babson College, he’s written seven books and published hundreds of academic articles.

On this podcast, which reshares our first interview with Raj, he talks about Conscious Capitalism and the process of co-writing our book, Everybody Matters, with our CEO, Bob Chapman. Raj also about his own leadership journey and shares much of the thoughtful insight he’s written and spoken about around the world.

Apr 14, 2022

Recognition and celebration is one of the most important ways you can help everybody in your business feel like they matter. This episode is an audio-documentary taking you inside the creation of one of BarryWehmiller's recognition programs and inside a recognition event. The episode features Barry-Wehmiller CEO Bob Chapman and a number of BW team members.

Mar 3, 2022

Darrin Tulley had a dramatic experience where he found out he wasn’t who he thought he was. He wasn’t the leader he thought was. And it completely changed his life.

Darrin is now the CEO and Chief of Possibilities at Ignite Happy. He has a new book out called Live Your Possible: Ignite Your Happy, Authentic Self and Live a Fulfilling Life Rooted in Joy, Inclusion, Love and Possibilities!

On this episode of our podcast, Darrin joins us to talk about work, about creating a more inclusive workplace, looking inward as a leader and he starts off by telling his story of transformation.

Feb 17, 2022

We want to help the generations of tomorrow become leaders who care, not managers who manage.

Sophia Town is an assistant professor of organizational behavior in the leading people and organizations area at the Gabelli School of Business at Fordham University.

Sophia’s classes are guided by the question: How can we use business education to develop compassionate leaders and build a flourishing world?

On this podcast, Sophia and Barry-Wehmiller's Brian Wellinghoff have a conversation about how we can infuse Truly Human Leadership in business education to better train the leaders of tomorrow.

Feb 3, 2022

Jane Adshead-Grant has been a very good friend to all of us at Barry-Wehmiller.

She has interviewed our CEO, Bob Chapman, on a number of occasions. She’s worked with us as a facilitator and she was instrumental in putting together Bob’s Truly Human Leadership tour in Europe in 2020.

Most of all, Jane is a tireless advocate for Truly Human Leadership in the world.

Jane has written several books and her most recent one is titled The Listening Coach: Coach Yourself Through the Elements of Listening That are Critical in Life, Business and our Communities.

And our conversation today will be about the power of listening.

Dec 15, 2021

Leadership Alliance was founded in St. Louis nearly 24 years ago and has evolved to support local and global businesses across multiple industries in pre-employment testing, executive assessments, leadership development, and succession planning.

Recently, Chapman & Co Leadership Institute Founding Partner, Matt Whiat, sat down with Leadership Alliance Partners, Karen Weller and David Weller to talk about a number of pressing issues in recruiting, engagement and retention in today’s world, including The Great Resignation, building culture over Zoom, remote work polices, how to approach interviews, and they also talk about the way they help companies find, develop and retain talent for the benefit of all involved.

Dec 8, 2021

Barry-Wehmiller CEO Bob Chapman and President Kyle Chapman talk about the company's past, present and future. They detail becoming a $3 Billion company, talk about the company's business strategy and journey to Truly Human Leadership. Along the way they show that businesses can operate with people, purpose and performance in harmony, not one in sacrifice of the other, while providing value for all stakeholders.

Nov 18, 2021

On this episode of our podcast, we'd like to share one of our CEO, Bob Chapman's, international virtual speaking events, where he shared our message of Truly Human Leadership with Conscious Capitalism Brazil.

No matter where you are in the world, everyone wants to know that who they are and what they do matters.

Oct 18, 2021

Peter Docker served for 25 years as a Royal Air Force senior officer. He has been a Force Commander during combat flying operations and has seen service across the globe. His career has spanned from professional pilot, to leading an aviation training and standards organization, teaching postgraduates at the UK’s Defense College, to flying the British prime minister around the world.

You may recognize Peter from his work with our friend, Simon Sinek. Peter worked with Simon for over 7 years and was one of the founding ‘Igniters’ on Simon’s team. He was a co-author of Find Your Why: A Practical Guide for Discovering Purpose for You and Your Team.

In December 2019, Peter stepped away from Simon’s team to focus on sharing his wider insights into how organizations thrive. He just released a new book, Leading From The Jumpseat: How to Create Extraordinary Opportunities by Handing Over Control.

This episode features an interview with Peter Docker and Sara Hannah, managing partner of Chapman & Co. Leadership Institute.

Oct 6, 2021

Family is a word that carries many different meanings for different people. When it comes to business, incorporating family is not always looked at as a good thing. But what if we treated those within our business, those with whom we worked as family? On this podcast, we explore the idea of family in business. Bob Chapman talks about how leadership is like parenting and we hear from actual family members who work together at BW Papersystems in Phillips, Wisconsin.

Aug 26, 2021

You may know David Mead, as the first of Simon Sinek’s “Igniters,” who helped share Simon’s simple, inspiring ideas through speaking and workshops to over 225 companies on 5 continents. David recently spoke on a webinar hosted by Chapman & Co. Leadership Institute: Behind the Curtain: How to Drop the Act and Lead With Character. Listen as David describes the traits truly human leaders have and think about whether you're emulating those things with those within your span of care.

Jul 27, 2021

Tim Sullivan, Barry-Wehmiller board member and recently retired Group President, Paper and Converting, talks about his leadership journey in our organization. Tim talks about the evolution of Truly Human Leadership in Barry-Wehmiller, including our response to the 2008-2009 economic downturn. Tim also talks about how a culture of Truly Human Leadership impacts the people within a business, as well as its customers.

Jul 15, 2021

A flashback to our first podcast discussion. Jacob Morgan, author, speaker and futurist, talked about the future of the workplace and the difference between leadership and management.

Jun 30, 2021

Menlo Innovations' Richard Sheridan has written two books on Joy in the workplace, "Joy Inc." and "Chief Joy Officer." But what happens to joy when your company is in crisis? How does a company built on interpersonal interaction with their customers adapt during a pandemic? Rich talks about the shift Menlo had to make during the past 15 months, what it means for the future and how impacted his ideas about leadership.

Jun 21, 2021

Seamus Lafferty is president of Accraply, a company that manufactures labeling machines and is part of Barry-Wehmiller's BW Packaging Systems comprehensive packaging solution platform. On this episode, Seamus' candid and honest talk shares insights about what it means to be a truly human leader, something that is a journey, lived day by day.

Jun 13, 2021

On this episode, Matt Whiat, the founding partner of Chapman & Co. Leadership Institute, Barry-Wehmiller’s leadership and culture consulting arm, discusses how leaders can balance emotion and logic for better decision making.

Matt explains how emotionally intelligent leaders make smarter decisions that inspire others to take action, build trust, and increase resiliency.

Jun 4, 2021

Author and “pro-activist,” Lynne Twist has worked to alleviate poverty and hunger and supported social justice and environmental sustainability. Her tenure as chief fundraising officer for The Hunger Project is among her many accomplishments, she helped raise over 200 million dollars. She is a passionate advocate of Barry-Wehmiller's listening skills training. This is a compilation of her two appearances on our podcast.

May 27, 2021

What if Truly Human Leadership was taught and ingrained in the consciousness of future leaders, before they are placed in a position of harming lives because they lack the tools to lead?

On this episode of our podcast, Ann Brock, Director of Student Leadership Development at Charlotte Latin School in Charlotte, NC, talks about their efforts to develop young leaders and how they have integrated aspects of Barry-Wehmiller's leadership training into their curriculum.

 

May 20, 2021

Harvard Business School professor and author Amy Cuddy, author Simon Sinek and Barry-Wehmiller CEO Bob Chapman discuss leadership and culture after a visit to BW facilities in Wisconsin. To download or subscribe to the EverybodyMatters podcast via iTunes or other platforms, go to: https://www.barrywehmiller.com/blog/podcasts

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