Everybody Matters Podcast: Shawn Murphy

Shawn Murphy writes a lot like how we think at Barry-Wehmiller. Here’s an example:

“Today, leaders need to recognize the impact work has on peoples’ overall life satisfaction. It is an antiquated belief that leaders should focus solely on the professional side of team members’ lives. Work needs to be a positive influence, given that it consumes much of our waking time. The work we do and how we feel about it shapes our identity. Leaders have a responsibility to help their teams understand the importance of their work.

“Workplace optimism is not a touchy-feely organizational theory that ignores the need for profitability or the downsides of work life. Workplaces flourish because a team’s good work yields superior business outcomes. The work experience is transformed by the motivating nature of optimism.”

Shawn, this week’s guest on the Everybody Matters podcast, writes frequently on topics just like this for Switch and Shift, where he is co-founder and CEO. But the above passage is from his new book, The Optimistic Workplace. We at Barry-Wehmiller were honored to be featured in Shawn’s book and we appreciate him helping us to spread our message of Truly Human Leadership.

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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.

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