Bob Chapman was recently named number three CEO in the world. He is very intentional about using his platform to build a better world. Bob’s impact on the world has been massive, and it all centers around learning to care first.
Bob says, “Business could be the most powerful force for good in the world if leaders would embrace the awesome responsibility of leadership. Caring for people and giving them meaning, purpose, and fulfillment through their work is not in disharmony with creating value.”
Listen as Bob breaks down how leaders can embrace the responsibility and create an immediate impact.
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Truth You Can Act On
1. How are you giving your people a grounded sense of care?
Bob Champan: “Every leader’s responsibility is to give those people in their span of care a grounded sense of hope for the future. That is your primary responsibility. Whether you’re President of the United States, head of a department, running a company, to look at those people in your span of care as somebody’s precious child has been placed in your care for 40 hours a week and knowing that the way we lead our organizations impacts the way those in our care go home and treat their spouses, their children, and behave in our community. So I believe our responsibility is to care for the people we have the privilege of leading.”
2. Listening Is the Greatest Skill to Impact Change
Bob Champan: “Our focus every day is on our people and recognizing, and creating an environment where they feel valued. Listening to them when they have ideas. There are so many attributes that embody this practice of caring that becomes part of your DNA.”
3. Measure Success by the Way You Touch Lives
Bob Champan: “We impact a lot of people’s lives. Not just the people on a team, but our suppliers, our bankers, our communities. In our world, we have a measure of success, which is money, power, and position. And it really doesn’t matter how you get it, because if you get it, you can write big checks to charity and you feel you’re a good family because you did the greatest act of charity. It’s not the checks we write. It’s the way we treat the people.”