#1 Bestselling Business Author, Organizational Culture, Employee Engagement & Teamwork Expert
Chester Elton’s work is supported by research with more than a million working adults, revealing the proven secrets behind high performance cultures and teams. He has spent two decades helping clients around the world engage their employees in organizational strategy, vision and values. In his inspiring and always entertaining lectures, Chester provides real solutions for leaders looking to build culture, manage change and drive innovation. Read More >
The very best leaders want an organization with high levels of engagement and loyalty from their teams; they want to keep their best people. Read More >
“The best leaders I’ve ever worked with understood this happens when they develop skills that foster a thriving culture. A culture where people believe what they do matters, that they make a difference, and when it’s noticed, it’s rewarded and celebrated,” says Chester Elton.
Chester will provide tools that create high-performing organizational culture. His talks are designed to:
Chester’s presentation can be designed using a combination of content from his most requested keynotes summarized below. He can also include concepts using data he’s gathered from more than twenty years researching high performing organizations—including generational differences, diversity, innovation, change management, and more. Read Less ^
In this interactive and engaging session based on the New York Times bestselling business book All In—which includes research from more than 300,000 people in high-performance organizations—Chester Elton will teach leaders how to Engage, Enable and Energize their workforces. Read More >
The formula of E+E+E outlines how high-performance organizations deliver extraordinary results by creating a vibrant, productive culture where people believe that what they do matters and that they can make a difference. In this presentation, Chester will relate stories of leaders in action that vividly depict just how these powerful methods can be implemented.
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Based on an 850,000-person study of the most profitable, innovative work teams, Chester Elton introduces you to the new science of teamwork. The vast majority of employees’ days are now spent working collaboratively, but 96 percent of executives cite poor teamwork as the main source of workplace failures. It might be the most-pressing question organizations must address. Read More >
How can managers better lead teams to improved performance given the volatility and challenges teams face today:
Elton’s research has shown a set of leadership disciplines that makes the biggest difference in building today’s best teams. His program will help your leaders: Read Less ^
Research shows employees who are the most engaged have work that more aligns with what motivates them. Chester Elton helps leaders understand individual and team motivation. He introduces the concept of Job Sculpting: Determining what may be holding employees back from personal growth. Read More >
Career development has become the number one reason why people leave an organization. Chester will show your leaders: Read Less ^
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. Read More >
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. Adrian shows how great managers lead with carrots, not sticks and in doing so achieve higher:
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.
“The concepts of "All In," "The Carrot Principle," and "What Motivates Me" can be combined to create a tool-box that all organizations can leverage to enhance organizational efficiency and effectiveness.
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Even before the pandemic of 2020, anxiety was crippling the performance of workers - especially young employees. Today it is affecting productivity and leading to ghosting and burnout. Read More >
When the Wall Street Journal covered the anxiety epidemic at work, the first experts featured were New York Times bestselling authors Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton. In their major new spring 2021 release for Harper Business, "Anxiety at Work," they offer 8 tactics for managers to help their employees build resilience.
They offer strategies to:
• Spot the signs of employees hiding anxiety
• Alleviate stress
• Manage uncertainty
• Have people speak up when feeling overwhelmed
• Beat perfectionism and get things done
• Instill an ethic of inclusion and support Read Less ^
What are managers to do now that operations seem headed toward a new way of working? How do they build and maintain culture, ensure accountability, and focus their people on the right behaviors in this new future of work? Read More >
New York Times best selling authors and top-ten global leadership experts Adrain Gostick & Chester Elton help organizations learn to work more effectively in multidimensional cultures.
They teach leaders to:
• Communicate more effectively in a hybrid environment
• Build stronger cultures with diverse, global, remote team members
• Enhance innovation and give people a voice
• Tackle growing anxiety and mental health issues
• Help team members deal with uncertainty
• Build resilience in times of change 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."
"Chester was outstanding and delivered a message that fully aligned with our vision. The audience engagement was off the charts. He incorporated specific Fannie Mae examples into his session to make the menage relevant to our employees. His energy and engagement style elicited many emotions from the audience, but mostly laughter. They are still talking about how motivating Chester was! He was a fantastic ending to our annual conference."
"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."
"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."
"Chester's extremely high energy is contagious with audiences as he inspired and motivated our attendees. He really took the time to get to know Golden Corral and customized his remarks to be relevant for our restaurant managers and franchisees. He continues to rank among our best speakers ever and I highly recommend Chester."
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