Deepening the Conversation

Welcome to a new look for my Truly Human Leadership blog! For almost three years now, we’ve been sharing with you stories, insights and inspiration designed to help leaders and organizations use their influence to positively impact the lives of their people. Since we launched this blog in late 2012, however, a lot has happened to further our vision of using the power of business to build a better world.

So, while we will continue to offer you the same great content you’ve come to expect from Barry-Wehmiller, we’ve re-designed this site to better highlight the myriad ways we are sharing our learnings and improve your user experience. Here’s a quick tour of what you can find throughout the new

Posts: 100+ stories about the events that helped shape and the people who helped inspire Barry-Wehmiller’s people-centric culture. By bringing to life the experiences of team members throughout our 100 locations around the world and other thought leaders we’ve met along the way, we can share with you our insights about the importance of listening, recognition and celebration, visioning, service and helping people reach their full potential. A few of the great posts you might have missed feature:

Podcasts: In May we launched the Everybody Matters podcast to help capture and promote discussion about Truly Human Leadership through insightful interviews with BW team members and thought leaders like:

Videos: Our visual stories offer yet another way to educate and inspire others to adopt people-centric practices. Some you might have missed include:

Through posts, podcasts and videos, this blog has provided a great way to document the steps we undertook to transform Barry-Wehmiller from a traditional business into a thriving global organization. Our goal in sharing the stories of our journey was to inspire those outside our organization to take people-centric leadership into theirs.

Today, just three years later, we have further evolved our support in helping other like-minded organizations build people-first cultures in a more direct way through our BW Leadership Institute (now Chapman & Co. Leadership Institute, read more here) and upcoming book, Everybody Matters: The Extraordinary Power of Caring for Your People Like Family. There are links to details about these significant undertakings on this site so that those ready to enact positive change within their own organizations can learn how.

We hope you’ll enjoy and find tremendous value in the new We also share this content on our Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter feeds where we hope you’ll share them with your friends and networks. (And we make them easy for you to share by clicking the auto tweet function in each post!)

We are committed to continue bringing you great content so that someday people-centric practices will be the norm and not the exception. Until then, we invite you to engage with us on a deeper level. Read, listen or watch and then share the posts that resonate with you. Invite your friends and colleagues to subscribe. Join the conversation by posting a comment. Let us know what you’d like to see on this site. Most of all, let us know how we can help you become a truly human leader.

We are very intentional about building a better world but we cannot do it alone. We hope you’ll join us on the journey.

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.


  • John says:

    The measure of success is how significant is the outcome. Thanks for making a difference that will change the world

  • Debby Cole says:

    love, love, love the blog and the stories. As a follow up to being a part of the recent “Beyond Benchmarking” workshop……would love to hear from those who have “drunk the Kool-Aid” and are now incorporating BobWork into their own work families. What have you done, what worked, what didn’t. For those of us who have small firms and cannot afford to gift cars, etc. would love ideas from your house to mine.

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