Apr 09 2014

Guest Post: Matt Whiat

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From One Noble Calling to Another by Matt Whiat It was the summer of 2011.  We were somewhere high above South Asia in a US Air Force cargo jet. As a Lieutenant Colonel for Air Mobility Command, I was escorting NYT bestselling author Simon Sinek in and out of Afghanistan to help him better understand …

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Mar 26 2014

We’ve Made a Commitment to Being Unconventional

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We didn’t get where we are today by thinking conventionally.  Whether considering our business strategies or our cultural initiatives, much of Barry-Wehmiller’s long-term success has resulted from our willingness to break tradition. Our approach to sales forecasting—or more accurately, our elimination of annual “forecasts”– is a good example of our unconventional thinking. About fifteen years …

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Mar 12 2014

Mistakes Can’t Be Found in Our Company Dictionary

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“I never dreamed I could find a job and a company like this straight out of college. I can tell that this company really cares about ME and is committed to helping ME become a better person.” These are the words Sean Blair, a young mechanical engineer with our FleetwoodGoldcoWyard subsidiary, said to me during …

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Feb 26 2014

Celebrating Sales Success

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Recognizing and celebrating our team members for their contributions are cornerstones of our Truly Human Leadership culture. Within Barry-Wehmiller’s global sales organization, we have developed a number of incentive programs to inspire and recognize performance among our sales teams. Our most distinguished award, however, shines a light not only on someone who is an accomplished …

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Feb 19 2014

Love the Ones You’re With—At Work!

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April Gray is a payroll administrator for our Pneumatic Scale Angelus operation in Akron, Ohio. In the office next to hers, there’s a picture on the wall of a herd of sheep that often makes her stop and think. “The sheep all look alike, just indistinguishable members of a herd,” explained April. “At Pneumatic Scale, …

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