Don’t Be a Soul Sucking CEO With Garry Ridge

This week’s episode is with Garry Ridge who is the Chairman and CEO of WD-40 Company and Culture Leadership Architect.

He is also an adjunct professor at the University of San Diego where he teaches leadership development, talent management, and succession planning in the Master of Science in Executive Leadership program.

He is passionate about the learning and empowering organisational culture he has helped establish at the WD-40 company. In 2009, he co-authored a book with Ken Blanchard outlining his effective leadership techniques, titled “Helping People Win at Work. A Business Philosophy called ‘Don’t Mark My Paper, Help Me Get an A.’ ” A native of Australia.

In this show we cover

  • Where CEO’s and business owners gets it wrong when it comes to leadership
  • The emotional connection of a greater purpose that creates high engagement
  • How to carefully and consciously choose values that will be embedded in all aspects of leadership and employee development
  • Why investing in people who invest in themselves is a secret to succession planning and greater organisational capability
  • The difference between a “team” and a “tribe”, and why WD-40 company strove to create a cohesive tribe that spans 15 countries where employees work

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