Everybody Matters Podcast: A Case of Truly Human Leadership

Quite a few years ago, Harvard Business School wrote a case study on a very remarkable time in Barry-033108_Rivkin_Jan_015.jpgWehmiller’s history. If you’ve read Everybody Matters, you’ll recall it was about a period in the 1980’s when we made some very important financial decisions that ultimately transformed our company.

Fast forward to today. Recently, Harvard Business School decided Barry-Wehmiller was a good subject for a case study again. This time, however, it was about how our views of responsibility for our people impact our business.112515_Minor_Dylan_0275

The authors of the case study, Jan Rivkin and Dylan Minor, are featured on this week’s episode of the Everybody Matters podcast. They talk about the case study method of teaching, why they chose Barry-Wehmiller as a subject, how business school students are responding to people-centric principles and how Truly Human Leadership might apply in our current business and political climate.


The Everybody Matters podcast is available for free on iTunes where you can easily download it straight to your computer or mobile device. We encourage you to subscribe to the Everybody Matters podcast on iTunes so you won’t miss an episode. If you are an Android user, you can also download the podcast for free through Podcast Addict. If you don’t have access through iTunes or your phone, you can download the podcast here, listen through You Tube or listen straight from the player below:

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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