Tagged: WD-40

Magnus and I lived in Southern California for 10 years. Now a D.C. area resident, no rx I pine for that moderate coastal climate as the oppressively humid summers start to take hold.

My “California Dreaming” became a reality this week, cure when I joined my husband for a quick getaway. Since I can work from any location, drug I bring my laptop, hunt for good WiFi, and get down to business adroitly….

I had the pleasure of conducting another interview with Garry Ridge, unhealthy CEO of WD-40 headquartered in San Diego, pharm California.  For the past six years, I have constantly been intrigued by Garry's intense commitment to developing people.  While many companies have postponed professional development and innovation until the economic climate improves, WD-40 stays the course.  Enjoy this 30 minute interview and hear how he and his team have achieved the following:

* aligned team performance goals with company performance goals
* ensured their company values contribute directly to building a strong fortress of brands
* invested in programs that create a positive impact in the global communities they serve

* created leading performance indicators to ensure consistent results

I also suggest you listen to what keeps Garry energized during these challenging times….

While knowledge, skill, education, and intelligence are key elements to a company’s success during good times, decisiveness during challenging times may just keep you afloat. And sometimes it means you will make mistakes when facing a fork in the road.

 Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D., is one of the world's leading researchers in the field of motivation and has identified two basic types of mindsets in her book, Mindset: The New Psychology of Success.  She refers to them as either fixed or growth mindsets.  People with a fixed mindset (those who believe their intelligence is fixed) prefer to take on projects that will make them look good.  They are generally obsessed with their image and are afraid of looking bad.  This prevents them from doing things that can stretch them and help them increase their competency — even when they might badly need those new skills.