Nov 18 2014

Maid to Lead

Kristen Hadeed

Kristen Hadeed credits failure for her success. I met this remarkable young business leader in September at a leadership retreat where she told her story. In 2009, while a junior at the University of Florida, Hadeed started Student Maid, an all-student cleaning company that today employs 400 college students in two cities with plans for …

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Nov 11 2014

The Heart of Our Message

The Heart of Our Message

At Barry-Wehmiller, we count hearts, not heads. Every month, our Culture & People Development Team compiles a report we call a “Heart Count,” to track retention and turnover in our companies.  This naming convention helps us keep in perspective what’s really important: those team members aren’t just numbers on a page; they’re more than 8,000 …

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Oct 28 2014

A Direction to Move Toward

Simon Sinek & Amy Cuddy

Several weeks ago, Simon Sinek, bestselling author, speaker and good friend of the Barry-Wehmiller organization, brought Harvard Business School professor Amy Cuddy to see Truly Human Leadership in action at two of our companies in northern Wisconsin. See what Simon and Amy had to say after spending time at Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC) in …

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Oct 15 2014

“I Didn’t Believe It Existed”

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“I’ve never seen a more kind, generous, compassionate culture in any organization. To be honest, I didn’t believe it existed outside my mind. It’s been a life-changing day for me.” That was what Harvard Business professor Amy Cuddy had to say about her visit to two Barry-Wehmiller facilities in northern Wisconsin last weekend. She was …

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Oct 08 2014

Faces of Truly Human Leadership

Jorge del Cid

Everyone wants to know they matter. No one should go to work each day wondering if anyone knows or even cares about what they spend so much of their time and energy on. Celebrating the people in our organization for their contributions, is one of our fundamental values at Barry-Wehmiller. Our hallmark recognition program at …

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