Everybody Matters Podcast: Jacob Stoller

It should all start with people.

When Barry-Wehmiller began our Lean journey a number of years ago, that was my concern, that people would be lost along the way. But we found a way to adopt Lean methods and stay true to our Guiding Principles of Leadership.

Instead of using Lean to reduce waste, we use it to reduce frustration. We even gave our vision of Lean a new name – The Living Legacy of Leadership, which is about engaging people’s head, heart and hands in creating their own future and actively shaping the legacy of the business every day.

You can learn more about Barry-Wehmiller’s Lean journey on Episode 14 of the Everybody Matters podcast.

This week, Jacob Stoller, author of The Lean CEO, is the guest on the Everybody Matters podcast. Jacob’s book features a number of organizations, which, like Barry-Wehmiller, found a way to empower people, not processes. And that is the true power of Lean.


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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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