Sep 26, 2017
Garry Ridge is the
CEO of the WD40 company and
author of Helping People Win at Work, a Business Philosophy
Called Don't Mark My Paper, Help Me Get an A. Garry tends to
take a contrarian position on business and purpose at work, but
he's also very practical.
- Kevin and Garry talk about how a need for purpose doesn't
always happen in our youth. It's something that we develop over
time, and Garry shares his own experiences from a radio DJ to the
CEO of WD40. But his real purpose is helping people create
positive, lasting memories.
- Learn how Garry's purpose came from something the Dali Lama
said, and how it includes Billy Joel and Elton John. This is
something that enriched Garry's life and shaped how he discovered
what his purpose is now, and how it relates to the WD40
- Garry talks about tribe, but he addresses it much more deeply
than the general use you hear in audience building and purpose. He
also has an interesting saying: "Profit is the applause." Find out
what that means.
- Garry's company has been tracking employee engagement for
nearly 20 years. They started where everyone else is, around 40%.
But now they've been at 90% plus for several years. Kevin shares
one story he heard about employees who refused to leave work for
lunch because they wore uniforms.
- There were many people who have shaped the way Garry thinks. He
and Kevin talk about the way Garry 'cherry-picked' ideas, messages,
and strategies from all the different people to create the amazing
culture of WD40, and more importantly, his own life.
- Garry talks about what helps him continue to navigate his true
path amidst all the facts of his busy life. What can you
cherry-pick from this to apply to your own life?
If you feel like you don't have purpose at work, or you want to
clarify your purpose at work, we have a free 5-day email course you
can take with daily challenges and action steps to help bring the
meaning you are meant to have into your everyday. Go to kevindmonroe.com/workpurpose.