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Chester Elton & Adrian Gostick

Reinforcing behaviors that supercharge corporate culture, engagement & teamwork

Every organization can do the basics, but it’s corporate culture that’s fast becoming the only difference that counts.

Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton provide real answers for the changing face of modern organizations. As true global influencers, Chester and Adrian have used the insights gained from over 850,000 workplace interviews to discover exactly what drives employee engagement. Through keynotes, workshops and coaching, Adrian and Chester help leaders and teams execute on vision, strategy and values. The result is a reinvigorated corporate culture that accelerates results.

Together, they are New York Times #1 best sellers, with 5 bestsellers, and 11 books translated into 30 languages with more than 1.5 million copies sold. Fortune Magazine has described them as “Fascinating”, while Canada’s Globe & Mail calls the pair “The Apostles of Appreciation.” They also serve as a leadership consultants to American Express, AT&T and Procter & Gamble.

Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton aren’t inseparable, it just looks that way! Available either individually or as an incredibly dynamic duo, they bring insight, experience and unmistakable energy to every keynote they deliver. More importantly they deliver tangible, measurable results.

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Creating a culture of belief that drives big results

High salaries don’t drive big results, belief does. Based on a 300,000-person study backing their results, Adrian and Chester will show your organization why leading a team that buys into your vision is the #1 key to positive business outcomes. When your team derives meaning from their work, the entire business profits.

Key takeaways

  • The simple seven-step roadmap for creating a culture of belief
  • That belief engages, enables and energizes employees
  • Why believing that what you do matters is critical to engagement
  • How to get employees to commit wholeheartedly to their culture

The New Science of High Performance

When up to 80% of employees’ time is spent working teams, why do we accept that those teams aren’t as effective as they could be? Backed by over 850,000 employee engagement surveys, Adrian and Chester will enable your organization to create teams that spark innovation, not discord.

Key takeaways

  • Developing the Five Disciplines of Team Leaders
  • Promoting healthy discord that drives innovation, not division
  • Practical methods for addressing real challenges
  • How to deal with global, virtual and matrixed teams

New strategies for retaining talent and accelerating performance

We’ve known for a while that the carrot is better than the stick; now the carrot’s had an upgrade! Based on the results of a decade-long, 200,000 person study, Adrian and Chester demonstrate the tangible business outcomes that occur when managers lead with carrots, not sticks.

Key takeaways

  • Dramatically boost business results with energized teams
  • That effective recognition is the defining characteristic of successful managers
  • That recognition needs to be done right to be effective
  • Why recognition doesn’t need to be about money to be effective

How creating powerfully aligned teams delivers results

96% of executives cite poor collaboration as the primary cause of failure in the workplace. What if you could drive robust debate, speed up productivity and create powerful alignment with your customers? Would that feel like a winning team?

Key takeaways

  • Easily make the change from manager to leader
  • Create new corporate and employee cultures that spark innovation and results
  • How to thrive in the gig economy and engage millennials
  • Learn the leadership disciplines that make the biggest differences

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All In

All In

How the Best Managers Create a Culture of Belief and Drive Big Results

To have any hope of succeeding as a manager, you need to get your people all in.

Whether you manage the smallest of teams or a multi-continent organization, you are the owner of a work culture—congratulations—and few things will have a bigger impact on your performance than getting your people to buy into your ideas and your cause and to believe what they do matters.

The Best Team Wins

The Best Team Wins

The New Science of High Performance

The New York Times bestselling authors of The Carrot Principle and All In deliver a breakthrough, groundbreaking guide for building today’s most collaborative teams—so any organization can operate at peak performance.

The Carrot Principle

The Carrot Principle

How the Best Managers Use Recognition to Engage Their People, Retain Talent, and Accelerate Performance

Since its original publication in 2007, the New York Times bestseller The Carrot Principle has received rave reviews in The Wall Street Journal, Fortune, and The New York Times, and has helped a host of managers to energize their teams, and companies to dramatically boost their business results. The book was even adopted by the prestigious FranklinCovey International training and consulting group for its leadership training.

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