In celebration of Father’s Day, I’m going to do something a little different. As an incredibly proud father of six children and grandfather of 20 grandchildren, I want to shine the light on one of them. A few weeks ago, I received a text from my grandson, Tripp, who is 17. He wanted to ask […]
“Most leaders understand their influence on team members’ lives during work hours, but often enough, they don’t think about how their leadership affects team members outside of the workplace as well.” I wrote this in a LinkedIn post several months ago about “The ROI of Caring.” The connection between leadership and health has been a […]
A few years ago, I attended the high school graduation of one of my granddaughters. It was in a beautiful venue and I sat in the seats with my wife, Cynthia, and we watched my granddaughter walk down the aisle with the 150 or so other students. Everyone was so proud of their child. Everyone […]
As we began to implement the principles of Truly Human Leadership in our leadership journey at Barry-Wehmiller, when we asked our people what they needed to be successful, they overwhelmingly responded: “Leadership training.” It was one of the reasons we created Barry-Wehmiller University. Not every leader has access to this type of resource. In fact, […]
Earlier this week, we discovered online an animated video that tells the story of how Barry-Wehmiller dealt with the recession of 2008-2009. It was shared as part of the “Minute Monday” series from Small Act, Big Impact, the brainchild of Morgane Michael, a teacher and education leader. On her website, Morgane challenges her readers to […]
Barry-Wehmiller is made up of many amazing people, each with a story to tell. I like to share the stories of our people when I speak to groups across the country. And when I travel to our facilities around the world, I’m always inspired by what our people have to say. Recently, we decided to […]
The workplace is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States! That’s what Stanford professor Jeffrey Pfeffer shares in his new book, Dying for a Paycheck. In it, Pfeffer contends that “many modern management commonalities such as long work hours, work-family conflict, and economic insecurity are toxic to employees—hurting engagement, increasing turnover, and […]
One night at a dinner of a group of our team members, a young man in our organization asked me, “Bob, what do you hope to achieve while on the face of this earth?” After some thought, I responded that my greatest fear is that we will have worked hard to build something of significance […]
“By taking a bit of time each day to reflect, I’m a better team member and leader,” shared Sharon Price, our assistant treasurer, who’s been part of the Barry-Wehmiller family for 22 years. The value of reflection for leaders has long been part of our view here. Through our Barry-Wehmiller University coursework, we share how […]
It’s always exciting to see our message of Truly Human Leadership take hold in many different types of organizations, all over the world. This week’s guest post is from Rob Coulston, a good friend of ours in the UK who has written about his experiences with our BW Leadership Institute. If you are in the […]
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