Everybody Matters Podcast: Rich Sheridan and the Joy of Business

You may remember Rich Sheridan from an earlier episode of the Everybody Matters Podcast. He is the CEO and co-founder of Menlo Innovations, a software development company based in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

One of the most striking parts of his new book, Chief Joy Officer: How Great Leaders Elevate Human Energy and Eliminate Fear, is chapter three.

In it, Rich says “If there is a core tenet upon which I would build my leadership life, and in doing so inspire those I led, it is this: love wins every time.” He then goes on to relate one of the most famous passages of the Bible, 1 Corinthians 13: 4-8, to the qualities of a loving leader.

Whether or not you’re a religious person – in fact, that verse is used often in even the most secular of wedding ceremonies – the relation of what the verse says to the qualities a leader should have is powerful.

Rich talks about this chapter on this week’s Everybody Matters Podcast. However, I encourage you to pick up his book and read for yourself. That chapter alone may affect the way you approach your responsibility for those entrusted to your care in your organization.


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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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