#1 Bestselling Business Author, Organizational Culture, Employee Engagement, and Teamwork Expert

Chester Elton

Fee Range

$25K - $40K

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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.

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.

He has been called the apostle of appreciation by Canada’s Globe and Mail, creative and refreshing by the New York Times, and a must read for modern managers by CNN. Elton is co-author of the multiple award-winning New York Times and #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling leadership book, All In, The Carrot Principle, and The Best Team Wins. His books have been translated in more than 30 languages and have sold more than 1.5 million copies worldwide.

Elton is often quoted in publications such as the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Fast Company and the New York Times. He has appeared on NBC’s Today, CNN, ABC, MSNBC, National Public Radio and CBS’s 60 Minutes.

Elton serves as a leadership consultant to firms such as American Express, AT&T, Avis Budget Group and Procter & Gamble.

  • 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.
  • 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 definitivelythat 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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 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:
    ï‚·Manage to the One—Identify the drivers of each team member for maximum engagement
    ï‚·Speed Productivity—Help new people and teams work faster & smarter
    ï‚·Challenge Everything—Inspire greater innovation through healthy debate
    ï‚·Focus on Customers—Build bridges across functions, cultures, and distanceThe 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 Chester Elton 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: Elton 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:
    ï‚·the 3 research-based characteristics of the world's most profitable, productive organizational and team cultures;
    ï‚·the 7 steps today's most successful leaders use to generate buy-in;
    ï‚·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), Chester Elton 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 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 vs. recognition, effort vs. achievement, and praise vs. rewards. Chester shows how great managers lead with carrots, not sticks and in doing so achieve higher:
    ï‚·Productivity
    ï‚·Engagement
    ï‚·Retention
    ï‚·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.

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