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Barry-Wehmiller book named Wall Street Journal best seller
Everybody Matters shares CEO Bob Chapman’s leadership insights
ST. LOUIS, MO — October 30, 2015 — Everybody Matters: The Extraordinary Power of Caring for Your People Like Family, a new book co-authored by Barry-Wehmiller CEO Bob Chapman and Conscious Capitalism’s Raj Sisodia, has been named to The Wall Street Journal’s best-selling business book list.
Released early October by Random House/Portfolio, Everybody Matters tells the story of how Chapman implemented a new kind of business culture—a culture that puts people first and cares for employees like family—and turned it into years of highly profitable growth in a tough market. Since Chapman began spearheading Barry-Wehmiller’s cultural transformation a little over a decade ago, capital equipment and engineering solutions provider Barry-Wehmiller has expanded through acquisition and organic growth into a $2+ billion organization with 11,000 team members among 200+ locations across the globe.
“We are encouraged by the honor bestowed on us by The Wall Street Journal as it shows that people are ready for positive change inside their own organizations,” said Chapman. “Our goal is to share our message with as many people as possible so that meaningful work in an environment of care and compassion someday becomes the norm rather than the exception.”
New York Times contributor Tony Schwartz commented “For too long, the primary value exchange between employees and their employers has been time for money, and not much more. Bob Chapman is suggesting a deeper, richer value exchange: We will invest in you not just as a worker but also as a human being.”
Through true stories and how-to techniques tested on the almost 80-companies Barry-Wehmiller has acquired through the years, readers will see how the cultural transformation Chapman championed became the fuel for its robust growth and, moreover, meaningful work and personal fulfillment for its team members.
As bestselling author and optimist Simon Sinek said: “A lot of leaders talk about this. See what happens when you actually do it.”
Everybody Matters: The Extraordinary Power of Caring for Your People Like Family is available through everybodymattersbook.com and all major booksellers.
Barry-Wehmiller is a diversified global supplier of engineering consulting and manufacturing technology for the packaging, corrugating, sheeting and paper converting industries. By blending people-centric leadership with disciplined operational strategies and purpose-driven growth, Barry-Wehmiller has become a $2+ billion organization with 11,000-plus team members united by a common belief: to use the power of business to build a better world. To see how, go to barry-wehmiller.com.
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