Podcast: What is Truly Human Leadership?

April 28, 2021
  • Brent Stewart
  • Brent Stewart
    Digital Strategy & Content Leader at Barry-Wehmiller
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Welcome to the first episode of our revamped, retitled podcast!

Things are a little different from the show that used to be known as the Everybody Matters Podcast. You’re still going to get the same great leadership content from Bob Chapman and the rest of us here at Barry-Wehmiller, but we’ve given it a bit of a facelift to freshen things up and we’ve changed the name to better reflect what we talk about.

So, it stands to reason that we would launch this refreshed podcast by talking about what Truly Human Leadership means.

Here are the alarming statistics I quote in the beginning of the episode. If you want to read more, they are cited in these blog posts from Bob (An Epidemic of Anguish and Continuing the Mission.)

74% of people say the workplace is the leading cause of stress.54% of workers report that stress from work affects their life at home.76% of US workers said that workplace stress affected their personal relationships.A third of US-based workers visited a doctor for something stress-related.

On one of the episodes of the podcast from last year, Dr. Casey Chosewood of the CDC told us that the person you report to at work can be more important to your health than your family doctor. And when it comes to the person you report to at work:

56% of American workers claim that their boss is mildly or highly toxic.75% of Americans say that the “boss is the most stressful part of their workday.”

As author Tony Schwartz once said “The way we’re working isn’t working."

These are just some of the reasons we need better leadership, or as we at Barry-Wehmiller would say, Truly Human Leadership. But what does this phrase really mean?

On this episode, you’ll hear from Barry-Wehmiller team members Jay Gopinath, from our Design Group engineering and industrial consulting company; Tim Sullivan, one of our board members; and Susan Conrad from our Chapman & Co. Leadership Institute leadership and company culture consulting firm. They describe what Truly Human Leadership means for them as part of the Barry-Wehmiller family.

You’ll also hear from our friend Simon Sinek, author, speaker and optimist, who coined the term Truly Human Leadership.

And then you’ll hear from our CEO, Bob Chapman, who talks about the evolution of Truly Human Leadership and what it means to be a Truly Human Leader.

Thanks again for listening to our podcast. We’re excited to embark on a new chapter in spreading the word about a better way to lead. Join us in changing the world by listening to the podcast, sharing it and subscribing on your favorite podcast platform!

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