Bestselling Leadership Author
Called the “Apostle of appreciation” by the Globe and Mail, Canada’s largest newspaper, and “creative and refreshing‚” by the New York Times, Chester Elton is co-author of several successful leadership books. All In, The Carrot Principle and What Motivates Me have been New York Times and #1 Wall Street Journal bestsellers. His work has been called a “must read for modern managers,” by Larry King of CNN. Read More >
In his New York Times bestsellers The Carrot Principle and The Orange Revolution, Elton reveals groundbreaking new findings: today’s high-performance organizations have a distinctive kind of culture that leads to astonishing results. Based on breakthrough research and extensive consulting experience with the “who’s who” of successful companies, Elton presents a simple seven-step roadmap that all managers can follow to create a high-achieving culture within their own teams. With the most current data available on corporate culture, Elton offers specific how-tos for each of the seven steps. He will relate fascinating stories of leaders in action that vividly depict just how these powerful methods can be implemented. Read More >
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A New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestseller, The Carrot Principle has become the preeminent source on employee engagement and recognition. In this presentation based on the runaway bestseller, Elton reveals the groundbreaking results of one of the most in-depth management studies ever undertaken, showing definitively that the central characteristic of the most successful managers is 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, Elton shows how the transformative power of purpose-based recognition produces astonishing increases in operating results. He shows how great managers lead with carrots, not sticks, and in doing so achieve higher productivity, engagement, retention, and customer satisfaction.
In The Orange Revolution, which is recognized worldwide as the premiere book on how breakthrough teams and teamwork revolutionize a company, a community, and the world, Elton highlights the key traits found inside the world’s most stellar teams. He illustrates the steps these teams took to conquer barriers, exceed expectations, and overcome mediocrity through brilliant collaboration. Based on the acclaimed bestseller, 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, Elton will show how true teamwork produces results that change the world and can immediately increase productivity, engagement, loyalty, innovation, and the bottom-line.
The Dilemma: 90% of senior leaders believe employee engagement is a key driver of business performance, but only 24% think their employees are engaged enough to move their businesses forward. Read More >
The Research: New York Times bestselling author Chester Elton is a founding partner of The Conference Board’s Engagement Institute, and has unprecedented access to meta-data on engagement that includes hundreds of thousands of employees in some the world’s highest performing organizations.
The Result: In a fresh, humorous and thought-provoking keynote, Elton can show exactly how real leaders move the needle on employee engagement. The author drills deep with case studies and practical examples of known drivers of engagement such as open & honest communication, people development and recognition.
The Audience: Designed for managers and senior leaders, Elton has presented “Employee Engagement: The Deep Dive” to many corporate audiences as a follow-up to his All In presentation on Culture. The session is typically customized to an organization’s specific engagement needs. Read Less ^
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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 can¹t wait to continue this momentum and enthusiasm."