In his challenging, information-packed talks, #1 bestselling leadership author Adrian Gostick provides real solutions on managing change, driving innovation, and leading a multi-generational workforce. He is a global workplace expert and thought-leader in the fields of corporate culture, leadership, and engagement. He is founder of the training and consulting company, The Culture Works and author of All In and The Carrot Principle. As a leadership expert, Adrian has been called “fascinating” by Fortune magazine and “creative and refreshing” by the New York Times. He has appeared on NBC’s Today Show and CNN, and is often quoted in The Economist, Newsweek, and the Wall Street Journal. Adrian teaches leaders how to engage, enable and energize their workforces. Get ready for your employees to be stimulated to make a change after they listen to Adrian.
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 percent 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 Adrian Gostick 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: Gostick’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), Adrian Gostick 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-to 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;
- how managers at any level can build a productive work-group 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, Gostick 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: Gostick 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 vs. recognition, effort vs. achievement, and praise vs. rewards. Adrian shows how great managers lead with carrots, not sticks and in doing so achieve higher:
- Customer Satisfaction
The Audience: Designed for managers, Adrian Gostick 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.
“Adrian did phenomenally well with our audience. Our Head of HR said it was a home run! Thank you so much for all your help in putting this together on such short notice. I will definitely use your services again in the future, and would be happy to recommend Adrian unconditionally to prospective clients.”
“On behalf of everyone at Intel, I want to thank you for presenting at the Marketing Track at the Intel Sales and Marketing Conference in Anaheim. The response to your session, in terms of the attendance and hallway buzz and energy among the people in who participated, has been fantastic. Your participation definitely contributed to the overall success of the event.”
“Adrian’s messages were right on and resonated beautifully with all. His wonderful delivery of insightful leadership lessons with great humor captured the minds and hearts of all. As one participant said, ‘Adrian spoke for an hour and if he went for 2 hours we’d still be with him.”