Episode 48

Garry Ridge on Transforming a Global Company Culture

GUEST INFO

Garry Ridge, in addition to being an accomplished leader, has committed to being a lifelong learner.  He is the CEO of WD-40 Company, a global corporation that, despite its size and scope, has fostered a 93 percent employee engagement rate.

Garry was named Igniter of the Year by Simon Sinek in 2016 and is a world-famous author, speaker and executive coach.  On this episode of the Elevate Podcast, Garry joins host Robert Glazer to talk about transforming WD-40’s culture by building an environment of learning, collaboration and accountability.

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Show Notes

On this episode, you’ll learn about:

  • How Garry got his start at WD-40 in 1987 and worked his way up to CEO.
  • How Garry grew WD-40 from $300 million to $2.4 billion in value by improving the company’s culture.
  • Why Garry decided to go back to school for his Masters Degree in Leadership after becoming CEO.
  • Why Garry focused the culture of WD-40 on continuous learning and collaboration.
  • Garry’s book, Helping People Win at Work, and why leaders are responsible for improving their teams’ performance.
  • How Garry started The Learning Moment, and what he teaches.
  • The importance of servant leadership in any business.
  • A mistake Garry has made, and what he learned from it.

Links from the Episode
Episode Transcription
https://thelearningmoment.net/
Helping People Win at Work by Ken Blanchard and Garry Ridge
Invite Garry to Speak

CONNECT SOCIALLY!
Guest: Garry Ridge
Twitter: https://twitter.com/learningmoment
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/garryridge/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPogAomneEkNNFKJ_PLaX3g

 

Host: Robert Glazer
Twitter: https://twitter.com/robert_glazer
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/glazer
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RobertSGlazer/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/robertglazer_/

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