Everybody Matters Podcast: Rhonda Spencer, BW Chief People Officer

One of the biggest challenges Barry-Wehmiller faces as a company is how to grow and sustain our culture of Truly Human Leadership in our growing organization.

When you’re a $3+ billion company with more than 12,000 team members in over 200 locations around the world that has acquired more than 100 companies, it’s a difficult job. And we’re growing every year. It’s a massive undertaking to try to make sure people across the entire organization — from Russia to India to Wisconsin and many points in-between — feel cared for.

Rhonda Spencer is Barry-Wehmiller’s Chief People Officer. She has been with the company since before the development of our Guiding Principles of Leadership and was one of the major voices in its creation. It’s her primary responsibility to be the steward of our values and make sure that light shines to the furthest reaches of our organization.

Rhonda joins Brent Stewart and Mary Rudder on the Everybody Matters Podcast this week to talk about the nuts and bolts of how we try to make everybody feel like they matter at Barry-Wehmiller. She also talks about how she became Barry-Wehmiller’s first Chief People Officer and what the position means to her.

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. It is also available on Spotify and You Tube. You can download the podcast here or listen straight from the player below:

Truly Human Leadership is found throughout Barry-Wehmiller Companies, where Bob Chapman is Chairman and CEO. A $2+ billion global capital equipment and engineering consulting firm, Barry-Wehmiller’s 11,000 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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