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Bestselling author, internationally recognized speaker, & organizational culture expert.

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Chester Elton: Speech Topics


① All In: Creating a Culture of Buy-In and Belief


The authors of the New York Times bestsellers The Carrot Principle and The Orange Revolution present groundbreaking new findings: today’s high-performance organizations have a distinctive kind of culture that leads to astonishing results.

Teaming up with research giant Towers Watson, authors Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton present an unprecedented 300,000-person study conducted in the worst of the recession. Based on this breakthrough research and their extensive consulting experience with a who’s-who of successful companies, they present a simple seven-step roadmap that all managers can follow to create a high-achieving culture in their own teams.

With the most current data available on culture, the authors offer specific how-tos for each step, and tell 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 managers use to generate buy-in;

• How managers at any level can build a productive workgroup culture of their own where employees commit to the culture and give that extra push of effort.


② What Motivates Me: Put Your Passions to Work


After surveying more than 850,000 people, New York Times bestselling authors Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton have found the key difference between employees who are most energized and productive at work is whether or not their work aligns with what motivates them. In the What Motivates Me keynote, the New York Times bestselling authors of The Carrot Principle and All In offer an extensively tested method for leaders to identify their employees’ unique blend of core motivators and then help them align just a little more of their work with what drives them—creating huge boons in productivity and engagement. In a fresh and wildly thought-provoking keynote presentation, audiences will learn:

• A step-by-step method to help identify employees’ particular blend of core motivators.

• A process to figure out the disconnect that may exist between employees’ passions and their current work situation.

• 60 simple but powerful job-sculpting strategies to help people “accomplish more” and “avoid blind spots.”

More than half of workers surveyed say they are unhappy in their jobs. The ideas the authors present have been vetted with their consulting clients from American Express to Procter & Gamble to AT&T, and are shown to increase levels of employee motivation, engagement, and productivity. This is a vital message for leadership teams, employee groups, or association audiences.


③ A Culture of Recognition: The Teachings of The Carrot Principle


A New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal mega bestseller, The Carrot Principle has become the preeminent source on employee engagement and recognition.

Based on their runaway bestseller, Adrian and Chester reveal the ground-breaking results of one of the most in-depth management studies ever undertaken; showing definitively that the central characteristic of the most successful managers is that they provide their employees with frequent and effective recognition.

This breakthrough study of 200,000 people over ten years found dramatically greater business results when managers offered constructive praise and meaningful rewards in ways that powerfully motivated employees to excel. Drawing on case studies from leading companies including Disney, KPMG and the Pepsi Bottling Company, the bestselling authors show how the transformative power of purpose-based recognition produces astonishing increases in operating results.

Adrian and Chester show how great managers lead with carrots, not sticks and in doing so achieve higher:

• Productivity

• Engagement

• Retention

• Customer Satisfaction

This exceptional presentation introduces the simple steps to becoming a more effective manager and building a recognition culture in your organization; it offers a wealth of specific examples, drawn from real-life cases, of ways to do recognition right. Following these simple steps will make you a high-performance leader and take your team to a new level of achievement.


④ Teamwork and Collaboration: The Teachings of The Orange Revolution


New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling authors Chester Elton and Adrian Gostick have once again transformed the corporate playing field with The Orange Revolution, recognized worldwide as the premiere book on how breakthrough teams and teamwork revolutionize a company, a community, and the world.

This keynote highlights the key traits found inside the world’s most stellar teams. Adrian and Chester illustrate the steps these teams took to conquer barriers, exceed expectations, and overcome mediocrity through brilliant collaboration. This presentation reveals the synergy that exists among teams in the world’s most respected and innovative organizations and how to tap into that power within any group of individuals.

Drawing on startling research and case studies from leading teams at Zappos, Pepsi Bottling Company, The Blue Angels, Texas Roadhouse, Apple, and numerous others, the authors show how true teamwork produces results that change the world and can immediately increase:

• Productivity

• Engagement

• Loyalty

• Innovation

• Bottom-line Results



Chester Elton: Books


The Best Team Wins: The New Science of High Performance

This is a must-read for anyone looking to maximize performance at work, from two of the most successful corporate consultants of their generation, whom The New York Times called “creative and refreshing.” … ➡︎
What Motivates Me: Put Your Passions to Work

What Motivates Me offers an extensively tested method to help readers identify their core motivators and figure out the disconnects between their passions and their current work, and guides all those searching for joy and engagement by asking the important questions - “What motivates me?” and “What can I do about it?” … ➡︎
All In: How the Best Managers Create a Culture of Belief and Drive Big Results

All In draws on cutting-edge psychology and all of the creative genius that have made Gostick and Elton a must-read for leaders worldwide … ➡︎
The Orange Revolution: How One Great Team Can Transform an Entire Organization


The remarkable stories they tell about these teams in action provide a simple and powerful step-by-step guide to taking your team to the breakthrough level, igniting the passion and vision to bring about an Orange Revolution … ➡︎
The Invisible Employee: Using Carrots to See the Hidden Potential in Everyone

"A gem of a book . . . finding that workers who are recognized are more productive, have fewer on-the-job accidents, and translate their satisfaction into customer satisfaction." —Financial Post … ➡︎
The Carrot Principle: How the Best Managers Use Recognition to Engage Their People, Retain Talent, and Accelerate Performance


Great recognition can be done in a matter of moments -- and it doesn't take budget-busting amounts of money. Following these simple steps will make you a high-performance leader and take your team to a new level of achievement … ➡︎

Chester Elton: Bio



Chester Elton is co-author of the leadership books All In, The Carrot Principle and What Motivates Me, which have been New York Times and #1 Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestsellers. His work on leadership has been called a “must read for modern managers,” by Larry King of CNN and “creative and refreshing” by the New York Times.

Elton’s books have been translated into 30 languages and have sold 1.5 million copies worldwide. As a global expert on corporate culture, generational leadership and employee engagement, Chester has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Fast Company and the New York Times, and has appeared on NBC’s Today Show, CNN, ABC, MSNBC, National Public Radio and CBS’s 60 Minutes. If you Google the 30 top leadership gurus, you’ll find Chester Elton right after Jack Welch and just ahead of Jim Collins.

Chester serves as a leadership consultant to firms such as American Express, AT&T and Procter & Gamble and is founder of the global training and consulting company The Culture Works.

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CHESTER ELTON


Bestselling author, internationally recognized speaker, & organizational culture expert.

SPEECH TOPICS

① All In: Creating a Culture of Buy-In and Belief

The authors of the New York Times bestsellers The Carrot Principle and The Orange Revolution present groundbreaking new findings: today’s high-performance organizations have a distinctive kind of culture that leads to astonishing results.

Teaming up with research giant Towers Watson, authors Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton present an unprecedented 300,000-person study conducted in the worst of the recession. Based on this breakthrough research and their extensive consulting experience with a who’s-who of successful companies, they present a simple seven-step roadmap that all managers can follow to create a high-achieving culture in their own teams.

With the most current data available on culture, the authors offer specific how-tos for each step, and tell 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 managers use to generate buy-in;

• How managers at any level can build a productive workgroup culture of their own where employees commit to the culture and give that extra push of effort.


② What Motivates Me: Put Your Passions to Work

After surveying more than 850,000 people, New York Times bestselling authors Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton have found the key difference between employees who are most energized and productive at work is whether or not their work aligns with what motivates them. In the What Motivates Me keynote, the New York Times bestselling authors of The Carrot Principle and All In offer an extensively tested method for leaders to identify their employees’ unique blend of core motivators and then help them align just a little more of their work with what drives them—creating huge boons in productivity and engagement. In a fresh and wildly thought-provoking keynote presentation, audiences will learn:

• A step-by-step method to help identify employees’ particular blend of core motivators.

• A process to figure out the disconnect that may exist between employees’ passions and their current work situation.

• 60 simple but powerful job-sculpting strategies to help people “accomplish more” and “avoid blind spots.”

More than half of workers surveyed say they are unhappy in their jobs. The ideas the authors present have been vetted with their consulting clients from American Express to Procter & Gamble to AT&T, and are shown to increase levels of employee motivation, engagement, and productivity. This is a vital message for leadership teams, employee groups, or association audiences.


③ A Culture of Recognition: The Teachings of The Carrot Principle

A New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal mega bestseller, The Carrot Principle has become the preeminent source on employee engagement and recognition.

Based on their runaway bestseller, Adrian and Chester reveal the ground-breaking results of one of the most in-depth management studies ever undertaken; showing definitively that the central characteristic of the most successful managers is that they provide their employees with frequent and effective recognition.

This breakthrough study of 200,000 people over ten years found dramatically greater business results when managers offered constructive praise and meaningful rewards in ways that powerfully motivated employees to excel. Drawing on case studies from leading companies including Disney, KPMG and the Pepsi Bottling Company, the bestselling authors show how the transformative power of purpose-based recognition produces astonishing increases in operating results.

Adrian and Chester show how great managers lead with carrots, not sticks and in doing so achieve higher:

• Productivity

• Engagement

• Retention

• Customer Satisfaction

This exceptional presentation introduces the simple steps to becoming a more effective manager and building a recognition culture in your organization; it offers a wealth of specific examples, drawn from real-life cases, of ways to do recognition right. Following these simple steps will make you a high-performance leader and take your team to a new level of achievement.


④ Teamwork and Collaboration: The Teachings of The Orange Revolution

New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling authors Chester Elton and Adrian Gostick have once again transformed the corporate playing field with The Orange Revolution, recognized worldwide as the premiere book on how breakthrough teams and teamwork revolutionize a company, a community, and the world.

This keynote highlights the key traits found inside the world’s most stellar teams. Adrian and Chester illustrate the steps these teams took to conquer barriers, exceed expectations, and overcome mediocrity through brilliant collaboration. This presentation reveals the synergy that exists among teams in the world’s most respected and innovative organizations and how to tap into that power within any group of individuals.

Drawing on startling research and case studies from leading teams at Zappos, Pepsi Bottling Company, The Blue Angels, Texas Roadhouse, Apple, and numerous others, the authors show how true teamwork produces results that change the world and can immediately increase:

• Productivity

• Engagement

• Loyalty

• Innovation

• Bottom-line Results


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BIO


Chester Elton is co-author of the leadership books All In, The Carrot Principle and What Motivates Me, which have been New York Times and #1 Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestsellers. His work on leadership has been called a “must read for modern managers,” by Larry King of CNN and “creative and refreshing” by the New York Times.

Elton’s books have been translated into 30 languages and have sold 1.5 million copies worldwide. As a global expert on corporate culture, generational leadership and employee engagement, Chester has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Fast Company and the New York Times, and has appeared on NBC’s Today Show, CNN, ABC, MSNBC, National Public Radio and CBS’s 60 Minutes. If you Google the 30 top leadership gurus, you’ll find Chester Elton right after Jack Welch and just ahead of Jim Collins.

Chester serves as a leadership consultant to firms such as American Express, AT&T and Procter & Gamble and is founder of the global training and consulting company The Culture Works.



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