Everybody Matters Podcast: Recognition and Celebration

As a leader, how often do you take the opportunity to celebrate one of the lives in your care?

And why do you do it? To motivate them so they’ll be more productive? Or because they worked tirelessly and exceeded a goal? Do you do it because there’s a measurable ROI for your company when you consistently recognize your people?

Is the carrot and stick approach really the right approach?

We often say on this blog that if you simply use recognition as another management tactic, you’ll never experience its true value: knowing that you’ve touched the life of another person.

In my upcoming book, Everybody Matters: The Extraordinary Power of Caring For Your People Like Family, you can read about the creation of Barry-Wehmiller’s Guiding Principles of Leadership. But you’ll also read about how, once we embarked on our journey toward a people-centric culture, we soon realized that recognizing and celebrating our team members for their ideas, their dedication, and their leadership was fundamental to its success.

This week’s Everybody Matters podcast is an “audio-documentary” taking listeners through the creation and behind the scenes of our hallmark recognition program, our GPL SSR Award. You’ll get a sense of why recognition and celebration are important, not only to those who are recognized, but to everyone in your business.

Hopefully, it will inspire you to think about how you recognize and celebrate your people – if it’s about getting more out of them or about holding them up for their goodness.


How to get this week’s and past podcast episodes:

The Everybody Matters podcast is available for free on iTunes where you can easily download it straight to your computer or mobile device. We encourage you to subscribe to the Everybody Matters podcast on iTunes so you won’t miss an episode. If you are an Android user, you can also download the podcast for free through Podcast Addict. If you don’t have access through iTunes or your phone, you can download the podcast here or listen straight from the player below:

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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  • Cameron Hansen says:

    Thank you for the wonderful posts you leave. Often times in my Travels and at work I read your stories and am inspired to inspire others and be better myself. One of the Core Values at Lean Strategies International LLC is “Family”. We do our best to treat one another this way and your messages are great inspiration for that Value to become even stronger.

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