One of today’s most influential voices in workplace trends, Chester Elton has spent two decades helping clients engage their employees to execute on strategy, vision, and values. In Chester’s provocative, inspiring and always entertaining talks, he provides real solutions to leaders looking to manage change, drive innovation, and lead a multi-generational workforce. Called the “Apostle of appreciation” by Canada’s Globe and Mail, “creative and refreshing,” by the New York Times, Chester is also co-author of several leadership books. His bestsellers include All In, The Carrot Principle, and What Motivates Me. He is often quoted on leadership issues in publications such as the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and New York Times. Chester identifies real methods of motivating and engaging audiences to increase engagement, innovation, and commitment.
The Best TEAM Wins: The 5 Disciplines of Today’s Most Effective Team Leaders
The Dilemma: The vast majority of employees’ days are now spent working collaboratively, but still 96% of executives cite poor teamwork as the main source of workplace failures in their organizations. It might be the most pressing question organizations must address: How can managers lead their teams to improved performance given the volatility and challenges we face today?
The Research: Based on an 850,000-person study of the most profitable, innovative work teams, New York Times bestselling author Chester Elton introduces his audiences to the new science of teamwork—helping leaders deal with the increased speed of change in business, global and remote employees, the rise of the Millennials, the need to work more cross-functionally across departments, and more.
The Result: Elton’s research has discovered a set of leadership disciplines that make the biggest difference in building today’s best teams.
He helps leaders:
- Manage to the One—Identify the drivers of each team member for maximum engagement
- Speed Productivity—Help new people and teams work faster & smarter
- Challenge Everything—Inspire greater innovation through healthy debate
- Focus on Customers—Build bridges across functions, cultures, and distance
The Audience: Designed for senior leaders and managers (although often tailored to include all employees), Chester Elton has presented The Best Team Wins to corporate audiences and association conferences worldwide.
All In - How Great Leaders Develop a Culture of Belief and Deliver Big Results
The Dilemma: While most leaders understand their most reliable competitive advantage comes from their people, few know how to get their teams “all in”—convincing employees to buy into the strategy they’ve put forward. If a culture is clear, positive, and strong, then people will believe what they do matters and that they can make a difference. If a culture is dysfunctional—chaotic, combative or indifferent—employees will spend more time thinking about why the people sitting next to them should be fired than getting fired up themselves.
The Research: Teaming up with research giant Towers Watson, #1 bestselling author Adrian Gostick presents the findings of an unprecedented 300,000-person study conducted in the worst of the recession for his book All In. Based on this breakthrough research and his extensive consulting experience with a who’s-who of successful organizations, he presents a simple roadmap that all managers can follow to create a high-achieving culture in their own teams where employees are engaged, enabled and energized.
The Result: Gostick offers specific how-tos for each step, and tells fascinating stories of leaders in action that vividly depict just how these powerful methods can be implemented.
Audiences will learn:
- the 3 research-based characteristics of the world’s most profitable, productive organizational and team cultures;
- the 7 steps today’s most successful leaders use to generate buy-in;
- and how managers at any level can build a productive workgroup culture of their own where employees commit to the culture and give an extra push of effort.
The Audience: Designed for senior leaders and managers (although sometimes tailored to include all employees), Adrian Gostick has presented “All In” to corporate audiences and association conferences worldwide. The session is typically customized to an organization’s specific culture challenges.
Carrots 2.0: How today’s managers use recognition to engage their people, retain talent, and accelerate performance
The Dilemma: Most managers want to create cultures where their teams achieve above-and-beyond results, but for a culture to really take off teammates must encourage each other on a daily basis. The answer is in rooting for each other: having each other’s backs, appreciating strengths, and recognizing strategic behaviors.
The Research: Based on his #1 bestselling book, The Carrot Principle, which unveiled a 10-year, 200,000-person survey, Elton has become the preeminent authority on employee recognition. Now he introduces us to
Carrots 2.0—showing incontrovertible evidence that today’s employees respond best when they are recognized for things they are good at and for those actions where they had to stretch.
The Result: Elton introduces audiences to new generational and industry-specific data from his 2016 proprietary survey of 14,000 working adults—helping managers link recognition to what is most meaningful to their employees. He introduces practical concepts that help managers encourage excellence, including ideas such as appreciation versus recognition, effort versus achievement, and praise versus rewards. Chester shows how great managers lead with carrots, not sticks and in doing so achieve higher:
- Customer Satisfaction
The Audience: Designed for managers, Chester Elton has presented “Carrots 2.0” to corporate audiences and associations worldwide. The session is typically customized to an organization’s specific recognition needs and can also include the organization’s available R&R tools.
“Folks at various levels throughout our organization are still raving about Chester’s session. He received the highest marks of any speaker. Not only was he entertaining, but he put time into getting it right and the content really resonated with this group. That says a lot for such a quiet and cynical crowd.”
“Chester was a huge hit and personally inspired me to be a better leader! Not only did he bring relevant, factual data into his presentation about driving business results through engaging the workforce, he used humor and audience participation to keep the team motivated and invested!”
“Chester’s extremely high energy is contagious with audiences as he inspired and motivated our attendees. He really took the time to get to know Golden Corral and customized his remarks to be relevant for our restaurant managers and franchesees. He continues to rank among our best speakers ever and I highly recommend Chester.”