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Putting People First: The Promise of Human Centered Capitalism

by | Mar 1, 2024 | Podcast |

Episode 246: Megan Gluth-Bohan, CEO & Owner of TRInternational, Inc. and owner of ChemBlend of America, discusses human centered capital, and the importance of compassion, empathy, and resilience in leadership. She emphasizes the need for leaders to be authentic and honest about their own experiences and to create a culture that values and supports the growth of individuals. Bohan believes in hiring based on potential and drive rather than solely focusing on past achievements. She also emphasizes the importance of accountability and recovery when mistakes are made, encouraging leaders to acknowledge the mistake, apologize, and then focus on finding a solution. Bohan believes that leaders should prioritize self-care and personal growth in order to be effective in their roles. She also highlights the challenges of finding and retaining talent in today’s workforce and the need for leaders to balance accountability with empathy.

The Journey to Human Centered Capitalism

00:10 Megan discusses her journey from being kicked out of college to achieving significant entrepreneurial milestones. She attributes her success to embracing every part of her past, a belief that reveals the essence of a leadership style that treats setbacks as stepping stones.

01:43 Megan reflects on her role as a big sister, her earliest experience with leadership. This familial role taught her to lead with compassion and understanding, elements that later became crucial in her professional life.

Navigating Crisis with Resilience

03:22 Megan introduces her companies pivotal role in the global supply chain, highlighting the company’s commitment to innovation and resilience—a reflection of the human centered approach to business.

05:27 Megan delves into the complexities of managing supply chain crises. Her approach underscores the necessity of resilience in leadership, a key component of effective management.

Embracing Vulnerability and Intuition in Leadership

06:33 Megan candidly shares her personal struggles, including her battle with addiction. This vulnerability speaks to the heart of her leadership philosophy, which recognizes the strength that can come from life’s challenges.

10:59 She speaks about the paramount importance of leading oneself, emphasizing that personal integrity and self-awareness are prerequisites to leading others and a testament to the philosophy of putting people first.

Cultivating Empathy and Potential in the Workplace

16:22 Megan explains how her intuition has informed her business decisions, allowing her to lead in a way that honors the individual strengths of her team members.

19:53 She discusses how she builds a culture that focuses on the potential of her employees rather than their pasts. This approach not only nurtures growth but also aligns with the idea of valuing human capital.

Candid Communication: A Strategy for Human Centered Capital

27:09 Megan’s belief in open communication is highlighted when she shares how being direct and transparent with her team builds trust and establishes clear expectations.

36:56 Megan stresses the importance of self-care. She argues that a leader’s first responsibility is to themselves, advocating for a lifestyle that prepares them to lead others more effectively.

Through this podcast, Megan Gluth-Bohan illustrates the multifaceted nature of human centered capital and how it permeates every aspect of effective leadership and organizational success.

Thank You To Our Guests

Megan Gluth-Bohan is the owner and CEO of TRInternational, a US-based chemical distributor, and the Owner of Chemblend of America, a chemical blending and tolling facility. TRI is one of the largest certified women-owned suppliers in North America.

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David Dye helps human-centered leaders find clarity in uncertainty, drive innovation, and achieve breakthrough results.  He’s the President of Let’s Grow Leaders, an international leadership development and training firm known for practical tools and leadership development programs that stick. He’s the award-winning author of four books including Courageous Cultures: How to Build Teams of Micro-Innovators, Problem Solvers, and Customer Advocates and Powerful Phrases for Dealing with Workplace Conflict, and hosts the popular Leadership without Losing Your Soul podcast. David is a former executive and elected official. David and his wife and business partner, Karin Hurt, are committed to their philanthropic initiative, Winning Wells – building clean water wells for the people of Cambodia.

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