Everybody Matters Podcast: Richard Sheridan

Richard Sheridan is joyful person.

Rich is the CEO and Chief Storyteller of Menlo Innovations, a company that builds custom software, whose mission is to “end human suffering in the world as it relates to technology.”  Like Barry-Wehmiller, Menlo has a unique culture which they want to share with the world.  We call it Truly Human Leadership, they call it “the business value of joy.”

A number of us from Barry-Wehmiller spent some time with Rich at Menlo last year. He is a sincere, wonderful guy with infectious enthusiasm. His book, Joy Inc., is an endearing account of how he created a joy-filled workplace.

This week’s episode of the Everybody Matters podcast features a conversation with Rich about joy, Menlo’s culture, building great teams and his ongoing leadership journey.

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Truly Human Leadership is found throughout Barry-Wehmiller Companies, where Bob Chapman is Chairman and CEO. A $3+ billion global capital equipment and engineering consulting firm, Barry-Wehmiller’s 12,000 team members are united around a common belief: we can use the power of business to build a better world. Chapman explores that idea in his Wall Street Journal best-selling book, Everybody Matters: The Extraordinary Power of Caring For Your People Like Family, available from Penguin Random House.


  • Jim Aardema says:

    Thank you. I visited Menlo and it is like he said and like his book. It truly is authentic. I want this where I work. I heard Rich say to start with myself and I am learning and experimenting. I have learned where I work that unless Management is committed to it – it will not happen. Any advice?

  • Patrick says:

    Great job on the podcast. This message needs to be shouted from every rooftop. Can’t wait for your book to come out.

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