Inspired: Bernard McDowell

“You’re taught or you’re led to lead with control, be careful of being trusting, don’t be too terribly close to people because they’ll take advantage of you.

“I found those things counterintuitive to who I am as a person.”

This is was what Bernard McDowell, an aftermarket sales director at our Accraply division in Minneapolis, MN (USA), had to say about his leaders and as a leader in companies before he joined Barry-Wehmiller.

Unfortunately, these days, we’ve come to expect that type of atmosphere in a working environment. We’re paid to be told what to do. Emotion has no place in business. It’s all about making money and that creates all the rules of the game at work.

But, deep in our souls, we know that is not the way things should be. We know there’s a better way.

Watch and hear Bernard talk about how he had to reorient his thinking when he finally found a caring workplace.

Truly Human Leadership is found throughout Barry-Wehmiller Companies, where Bob Chapman is Chairman and CEO. A $3+ billion global capital equipment and engineering consulting firm, Barry-Wehmiller’s 12,000 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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