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 his provocative, inspiring and always entertaining talks, #1 bestselling leadership author Chester Elton provides real solutions to leaders looking to manage change, drive innovation, and lead a multi-generational workforce. Elton’s work is supported by research with more than 850,000 working adults, revealing the proven secrets behind high-performance cultures.

Called the “Apostle of appreciation” by Canada’s Globe and Mail, “creative and refreshing‚” by the New York Times, Elton is co-author of several enormous leadership bestsellers. All In, The Carrot Principle and What Motivates Me have been New York Times and #1 Wall Street Journal bestsellers and have sold 1.5 million copies worldwide in 30 languages.

Elton is often quoted on leadership issues in publications such as the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Fast Company and New York Times, and has appeared on NBC’s Today, CNN, ABC, MSNBC, National Public Radio and CBS 60 Minutes. If you Google the 30 Top Leadership Gurus, you’ll consistently find him on the list along with Jack Welch and Jim Collins. Elton works on leadership and employee engagement issues with firms such as Procter & Gamble, American Express, AT&T, and Cigna.

Keynote:

  • Culture Change
  • Employee Engagement
  • The latest thinking in rewards and recognition
  • Managing millennials and other generations
  • Leadership in the 21st century

TOPIC DESCRIPTIONS

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 ground breaking 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.

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.

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

This must-see presentation introduces the simple steps to inspiring greater teamwork and collaboration in your organization through easy, prescriptive, outcome-based applications that can be implemented today.

A Culture of Recognition

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.

TESTIMONIALS

99% of our senior executives rated Chester’s session excellent or good, which is amazing! - Motorola

Chester has his finger on the pulse on what any industry needs to develop a positive workforce and build loyalty. - Hard Rock, International

Chester - You were the "WOW" at our conference. Your "All In" principles aligned to every aspect of our key messaging and reinforced the effectiveness of this approach. We cant wait to continue this momentum and enthusiasm. - Lynn Leblanc - National Accounts - Head of Strategic Planning, Aetna

Chester - I just wanted to follow up and let you know that I came back from vacation today to a series of emails from a number of folks at various levels throughout the organization raving about your session. I looked at the evaluations and you got the highest marks. I wanted to let you know how much folks enjoyed your presentation, not only the entertaining way you presented but also the content. It really resonated with this group which says a lot for such a quiet and cynical crowd. Thanks again for all the time you put into getting it just right. I also really appreciate the thank you note, it is posted on my wall with others I have collected over this year. - Lisa Stornaielo - VP of Leadership Development - Fidelity Investments Asset Management HR Talent Development

You did more in one hour to bring rewards and recognition to life than any of the rest of us could do over months and months of trying. Thank you! I’ve heard many comment that you were the best speaker they’ve heard at any HSBC conference ever, anywhere in the world. - HSBC Bank

Adrian and Chester. I have to thank you for the fabulous presentation you made to Memorial Hermann middle managers. Your book is great; however hearing you deliver your message in person has so much more impact. You connect all the dots from living the culture of an organization, knowing individual employees and their contributions and efforts, and creating recognition/award opportunities that honor and value employees. Halleluiah, Brothers! - Memorial Hermann Health Care System

Chester was the ‘WOW’ at our conference. His ‘All In’ principles aligned to every aspect of our key messaging and reinforced the effectiveness of our approach. We can’t wait to continue this momentum and enthusiasm! -

Lynn Leblanc, Head of Strategic Planning, Aetna

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! - MaryLynn Carver, Chief Communications Officer, General Mills

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. - Lisa Stornaielo, Vice President Leadership Development, Fidelity

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