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52: WD40: A Learning Obsessed Culture - Garry Ridge

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May 5, 2020
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52: WD40: A Learning Obsessed Culture - Garry Ridge
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Show Notes

Many listeners will have a can of WD-40 somewhere in their home, garage or workplace.  A familiar product from an extraordinary organisation, which was described in a Harvard Business Review article as having a ‘learning-obsessed culture.’

Garry Ridge has worked with WD-40 for 33 years and been the CEO since 1997.  He remains excited about his role and about the organisation, which has flourished under his leadership.  Employee engagement is at an enviable 93%.  When you listen to Garry share his views and practices in regard to leadership, personal learning and organisational learning the high engagement level makes perfect sense.  Listen to discover what a learning-obssessed culture looks like and gain inspiration and ideas to build learning culture in your organisation.

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Episode 52 Transcript
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WD-40 Website
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How WD-40 Created a Learning Obsessed Company Culture – HBR Article
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Helping People Win at Work: WD-40 Tribal Leadership with Garry Ridge
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A Powerful Pledge that Spreads Accountability in the Workplace – a talk by Garry Ridge
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The Learning Moment Website
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Workplace Learning. How to build a culture of continuous employee development by Nigel Paine
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Michelle Ockers

An award-winning speaker, Michelle brings decades of learning and development experience as she interviews business leaders and learning professionals to uncover interesting stories, authentic conversations, and new insights.
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