Oct 01 2014

Teaching a Teacher to Listen

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Twenty one precious children count on Beth Wille each day to understand their needs. Two of them are her teenage daughters; the other 19 are the five and six-year-old students in her Aspen, CO kindergarten class. So when Beth had the opportunity to take Barry-Wehmiller’s Communication Skills Training through the Our Community LISTENS program in …

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Sep 10 2014

Putting Joy To Work

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“Deep down you know that there is a better way to run a business, a team, a company, a department. You’ve always known it.” – Richard Sheridan, Joy Inc. Rich Sheridan is a truly human leader, he just happens to have another name for it. He calls it “instilling joy” in his team members. Sheridan …

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Aug 27 2014

Guest Post: Marsha Burns

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Transforming the “Difficult” One by Marsha Burns Driving to work this morning, a year into my journey at Barry-Wehmiller, I found myself thinking about my first thirty years in business. Thirty years of helping people learn new skills and new ways to lead. My thinking had always been focused on how those skills would help …

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Aug 15 2014

Are Our Workplaces Worthy of Our Children?

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“I can say from what I have seen through my parents and friends that this culture is very unique and almost unbelievable compared to some companies.” This is what one young college student had to say about his summer internship at Barry-Wehmiller’s PCMC division in Green Bay, WI. Like the eleven other interns who spent …

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Jul 30 2014

These Pictures Paint a Thousand Words

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In business it’s often said that the “numbers don’t lie.” Consider these numbers from Gallup’s most recent study of the global workplace: Currently, only 13% of employees across 142 countries worldwide are enthusiastic about their jobs and committed to their organization’s success. Those who are engaged are consequently twice as likely to view themselves as …

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