Garry Ridge: The CEO Most Of Us Wish We Had

April 27, 2018

Podcast 004: Garry Ridge

For the past 20 years, Garry Ridge has been CEO of the WD-40 Company, and he’s built one of the most inspiring workplace cultures on the planet.

INC. Magazine named him one of the Top-10 CEOs across the globe (leadership legends Jim Kouzes and Ken Blanchard both say he’s #1 in the US), & it’s largely because his company consistently achieves its growth & profit targets while concurrently sustaining an extraordinary employee experience.

Garry Ridge is the full embodiment of the Lead From The Heart philosophy. He intentionally supports his tribe of workers by focusing on their well-being, satisfaction & growth — while also holding people accountable for their performance. The result is a team of people who love coming to work, have a deep sense of meaning in what they do, and have helped WD-40’s stock price soar.

Already one of our most popular podcast episodes, listen in as Garry and Mark discuss the leadership practices that make the WD-40 Company such a well-oiled machine.

By Mark C. Crowley

Mark C. Crowley is the author of Lead From The Heart: Transformational Leadership For The 21st Century which has been taught in 11 American universities. He is a global speaker, leadership consultant and thought leader on the topics of workplace culture and employee engagement.