024: When the Discipline of Caring Fuels Billion-Dollar Growth | Bob Chapman & Raj Sisodia | ‘Everybody Matters’

By Maya Mathias | Businessmen

If big ships can change course, there’s hope for all of us.

Far too many of us are resigned to the status quo of workplace cultures.

“This is the way it’s always been, and I can’t see any way forward, so why bother trying?”

Bob Chapman thought differently. Now more than 8000 associates in the global company he leads are living safer, happier and more fulfilling lives at work and home.

As CEO of Barry-Wehmiller, Bob found a way to consistently and authentically walk the “people matter” talk. He understands the nuances of scaling a cultural change program, and is quick to see where and how to make it stick.

Listen to this episode of The Executive Book Club podcast and learn:

  • how Barry-Wehmiller took conventional steps to articulate their mission, vision and values
  • how they took it further than most companies, to build an enterprise that’s worth $2.4 billion and is still a growing global industry leader
  • where and how they apply these people-centric principles throughout their business practices


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Access the full review of Everybody Matters in my “Lead for the World” magazine.

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About the Author

Maya Mathias helps her clients lead with the strategic mind of a scientist, the resilient heart of a warrior and the inventive soul of an artist. Read more about Maya here.