Podcast: Bob Chapman, Looking Back to Move Forward

September 27, 2023
  • Brent Stewart
  • Brent Stewart
    Digital Strategy & Content Leader at Barry-Wehmiller

Imagine going to get coffee for your team and finding your coffee maker had been repossessed.

In the early 1980s, Barry-Wehmiller was in trouble as a business, but we learned to embrace the lessons that arise during times of adversity and uncover the opportunities hidden within periods of crisis.

BW CEO, Bob Chapman, tells this story in his book,  Everybody Matters: The Extraordinary Power of Caring For Your People like Family, co-written with Raj Sisodia. On this podcast interview from 2017, Bob talks about challenging times in Barry-Wehmiller’s history in greater detail. Many of the lessons learned during that time were lessons that informed BW's journey to Truly Human Leadership more than a decade later.

Bob also talks about:

  • How companies can truly do good in society
  • The importance of having a vision
  • What makes a great leader
  • The healthcare crisis and its relationship to the workplace

Thanks you for listening to the podcast over these many episodes. Please continue to listen and share to help spread our message of Truly Human Leadership.


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