Everyone wants to do better. Trust them. Leaders are everywhere. Find them. People achieve good things, big and small, every day. Celebrate them. Some people wish things were different. Listen to them. Everybody matters. Show them.
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About the Book
Starting in 1997, Bob Chapman and Barry-Wehmiller have pioneered a dramatically different approach to leadership that creates off-the-charts morale, loyalty, creativity, and business performance. The company utterly rejects the idea that employees are simply functions to be moved around, “managed” with carrots and sticks or discarded at will. Instead, Barry-Wehmiller manifests the reality that every single person matters, just like in a family. That’s not a cliché on a mission statement; it’s the bedrock of the company’s success.
This book chronicles Chapman’s journey to find his true calling, going behind the scenes as his team tackles real-world challenges with care, empathy, and inspiration. It also provides clear steps to transform your own workplace, whether you lead two people or two hundred thousand. While the Barry-Wehmiller way isn’t easy, it is simple.
“Barry-Wehmiller and its leaders recognize the massive role that work plays in determining people’s self-worth. They understand and embrace that people want to go to work and feel valued. They want to work alongside other caring people and feel great about what they’ve accomplished. When they feel better about themselves, they go home and treat their families, their friends, and their communities better. One company, one employee at a time, Barry-Wehmiller is changing the world – and the world of business! If this model can be successful in manufacturing, it can be successful anywhere.”
– Kip Tindell
Chairman & CEO of The Container Store and author of Uncontainable
“Profit matters, but people matter more. In Everybody Matters, Bob Chapman and Raj Sisodia use real-world examples to illustrate how the humanity so often absent in today’s boardrooms is actually a direct path to sustained growth. It’s a message that should be taken to heart by business leaders everywhere.”
– Ron Shaich
Founder, Chairman & CEO of Panera Bread
"Putting people first is good business - in all senses. In this eye-opening and inspiring book, based on decades of hard-won experience in the business world, Bob Chapman and Raj Sisodia show how to reach true 'win-win-win' solutions - good for employees, good for employers, and good for the community. I highly recommend not just reading it but putting its wisdom immediately into practice!"
– William Ury
Co-Author of Getting to Yes and Co-Founder of Harvard Negotiation Project