About Bob

As Chairman and CEO of $3B capital equipment and engineering solutions firm Barry-Wehmiller, Bob Chapman has led the company’s transformation from traditional management practices to what they call Truly Human Leadership — a people-centric approach where Barry-Wehmiller team members feel valued, cared for, and an integral part of the company’s purpose. A sought after speaker for his ideas about the powerful intersection of people-centric leadership and good business strategy, Chapman is intentional about using his platform as a business leader to build a better world.

His book, Everybody Matters, which chronicles his journey and leadership philosophy, is a Wall Street Journal bestseller.

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Listening is key to helping people feel valued, but that must be accompanied by empathy and compassion. Learn more from @KenDruck on this #podcast: https://www.barrywehmiller.com/post/podcast/2020/03/04/everybody-matters-podcast-dr-ken-druck

"We’re trying to continually build a culture in which everyone, everywhere – not just leaders – are inspired to recognize others and celebrate the behaviors we value and align with our culture."

Read more from Bob Chapman:
https://www.barrywehmiller.com/post/blog/2022/06/21/the-what-and-whys-of-recognition

As we look at the focus and priorities of business leaders today, there are bright spots, but the dark specter of management still looms large over our organizations. We need a #HumanRevolution: https://www.barrywehmiller.com/post/podcast/2020/03/04/everybody-matters-podcast-bob-chapman-and-the-human-revolution

How did our #leadership in business begin to fail “the great American dream”? How did we get to this point and, more importantly, how do we get to the point where people feel again like they have a good job? https://www.barrywehmiller.com/post/blog/2020/03/04/lets-start-a-human-revolution-in-business

This interview is a deep dive into how listening can impact communities: https://www.barrywehmiller.com/post/podcast/2020/03/04/everybody-matters-podcast-rebecca-emerson-of-our-community-listens

Questions? Contact:
mary.rudder@barry-wehmiller.com
(314) 862-8000