How to Win at Work Through Learning Moments with Garry Ridge
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This week Libby is chatting with chairman and chief executive officer of WD-40 Company, Garry Ridge. Garry is responsible for developing and implementing high-level strategies, all operations, and the oversight of all relationships and partnerships for the company and he is passionate about the learning and empowering organizational culture he has helped establish at the WD-40 Company. His vision and leadership have positively impacted the company in both measurable and immeasurable ways.

Libby and Garry discuss:

  • How studying and understanding tribes helped him to lead an engaged and productive company
  • Why pleasure makes perfection at work
  • The traits of a soul-sucking CEO and how to fix toxic cultures in the workplace
  • Communication and leadership differences between men and women
  • The importance of being both a leader and a teacher
  • Moving from a fixed to a growth mindset through learning moments

Garry joined WD-40 Company in 1987 and has held various management positions in the company, including executive vice president and chief operating officer, and vice president of international. He is also an adjunct professor at the University of San Diego where he teaches the principles and practices of corporate culture in the Master of Science in Executive Leadership program. 


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