Garry Ridge

Growing Company Culture in a Petri Dish

Growing Company Culture in a Petri Dish
Garry Ridge
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Garry Ridge

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Garry has 25 years of experience as Chairman and CEO of WD-40 Company. 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. Garry’s philosophy on company culture is based on Aristotle’s quote – “Pleasure in the job puts perfection in work.” Turning that into action, he believes that all leaders can create a workplace where you work each day, contribute to something bigger than yourself, learn something new, feel safe, are protected, and are provided freedom by a set of values and go home happy!

Visit Garry's website www.thelearningmoment.net for more information on Garry Ridge.

Listen to this fascinating Work Positive episode with host Dr. Joey Faucette and guest Garry Ridge: Growing Culture in a Petri Dish.

Here is what to expect on this week’s show:

  • Garry's algorithm for culture.
  • Learn why businesses have the opportunity and the responsibility to make a positive difference in the world.
  • How a business's career page can set the tone of its work culture.
  • Understanding that mistakes are learning moments and why this is important.
  • Discussion on Servant Leadership Principles.
  • How to handle a toxic culture.

Books Mentioned:

THE UNEXPECTED LEARNING MOMENT: Lessons in Leading a Thriving Culture Through Lockdown 2020- Ken Blanchard and Garry Ridge

Helping People Win at Work: A Business Philosophy Called "Don't Mark My Paper, Help Me Get an A"- Garry Ridge and Martha I. Finney

Marshall Goldsmith's, What Got You Here Won't Get You There

Guest Contact Info:
Twitter - twitter.com/learningmoment
YouTube - www.youtube.com/channel
LinkedIn - www.linkedin.com/in/garryridge/

Garry Ridge

The Culture Coach


Garry has 25 years of experience as Chairman and CEO of WD-40 Company. 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. Garry’s philosophy on company culture is based on Aristotle’s quote – “Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.” Turning that into action, he believes that all leaders can create a workplace where you go to work each day, make a contribution to something bigger than yourself, learn something new, feel safe, are protected, and are provided freedom by a set of values and go home happy! He is passionate about the learning and empowering organizational 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, Mr. Ridge holds a certificate in Modern Retailing and a Master of Science in Executive Leadership from the University of San Diego.

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