EBBC Brussels | Everybody Matters (Bob Chapman)

EBBC Brussels | Everybody Matters (Bob Chapman)

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The Extraordinary Power of Caring for Your People Like Family

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A book about how caring for people and giving them meaning, purpose and fulfillment through their work is not in disharmony with creating value.


About the book

Chapman and coauthor Raj Sisodia show how any organization can reject the traumatic consequences of rolling layoffs, dehumanizing rules, and hypercompetitive cultures. Once you stop treating people like functions or costs, disengaged workers begin to share their gifts and talents toward a shared future. Uninspired workers stop feeling that their jobs have no meaning. Frustrated workers stop taking their bad days out on their spouses and kids. And everyone stops counting the minutes until it’s time to go home.

This book chronicles Chapman’s journey to find his true calling, going behind the scenes as his team tackles real-world challenges with caring, 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. As the authors put it:

"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."


About the author

Bob Chapman regularly writes about the powerful intersection of people-centric leadership and good business strategy on his blog, TrulyHumanLeadership.com. In 2016, Harvard Business School released a case study illustrating how Barry-Wehmiller applies its people-centric approach to business decision-making.

Bob shares his leadership journey and the story of Barry-Wehmiller whenever he can to offer an example of the way businesses and organizations should be: focused on creating value for all stakeholders - team members, customers, communities and shareholders. Not only is it the right thing to do, it creates meaning and fulfillment for team members.

DISCLAIMER: The author of the book will not be present. This is by and for the EBBC community and other curious minds.


At EBBC, our goal is to give people who are serious about their career, personal life and self-development a platform to activate what they read and exchange thoughts with other driven people.

We encourage you to read the book (and/or a summary, youtube videos, podcasts, ...) beforehand. While it is not a requirement, it does make the sessions more interesting and valuable for you and everyone else...



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