Chester Elton

Chester Elton

Best Selling Business Author, Speaker, Recognition Consultant and Co-Creator of The Carrot Principle

Speaking Topics

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  • Motivation
  • Productivity
  • Leadership
  • Management
  • Corporate Culture
  • Human Resources
  • Recruitment & Retention

Travels From

  • NJ

Speaker's Fee Range

    $20,001 - $40,000

Chester Elton

Chester Elton's Accomplishments Include . . .
Called the "Apostle of Appreciation" by the Globe and Mail, Canada's largest newspaper, and "creativeand refreshing‚" by the New York Times,Chester Elton is co-author of several successful leadershipbooks. All In, The Carrot Principle and The Orange Revolution have been New York Times and #1 Wall Street Journal bestsellers. His workhas been called a "must read for modern managers," byLarry King of CNN.

Chester Elton has his finger on the pulse on what any industry needs to develop a positive workforce and build loyalty.

-Hard Rock, International

Chester Elton's books have been translated into more than 30 languages and have sold over a million copies worldwide. As a motivation expert, Chester has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Fast Company magazine and the New York Times, and has appeared on NBC's Today Show, CNN, ABC, MSNBC, National Public Radio and CBS's 60 Minutes. And if you Google the 30 top leadership gurus, you'll find Chester Elton right behind Jim Collins and Jack Welch and just ahead of Ram Charan, Seth Godin and Tom Peters.

Chester has spoken to audiences from Seattle to Singapore, Denver to Dubai, and from Toronto to Istanbul. He was the highest rated speaker at a recent national Society for Human Resource Management annual conference (Bill Cosby was the number two rated speaker).

Chester Elton also serves as a leadership consultant to firms such as American Express, Avis Budget Group and Cigna.

More About Chester Elton . . .
Chester Elton, along with partner Adrian Gostick (aka "The Carrot Guys") is co-author of several successful leadership books and is an in-demand speaker the world over.

Chester Elton's bestselling work The Carrot Principle reveals the groundbreaking results of one of the most in-depth management studies ever undertaken. It illustrates definitively that the central characteristic of the most successful managers is providing their employees with frequent and effective recognition. This breakthrough study of 200,000 people over ten years, analyzed by noted leadership experts Gostick and Elton, 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, DHL, KPMG, and Pepsi Bottling Group, Chester Elton shows how the transformative power of purpose-based recognition produces astonishing increases in operating results--whether measured by return on equity, return on assets, or operating margin. And Chester Elton shows how great managers lead with carrots, not sticks, and in doing so achieve higher productivity, engagement, retention and customer satisfaction.
Suggested Keynote Programs
  • The Carrot Principle: Engaging Employees through Recognition
  • The Orange Revolution: How One Great Team Can Change an Organization.
  • The Invisible Employee: Unleashing Hidden Potential
  • All In: How the Best Managers Create a Culture of Belief and Drive Big Results.
  • What Motivates Me: Put Your Passions to Work
What People Are Saying

"You were simply outstanding. Specifically, your suggestions on low-cost-no-cost appreciation were well-worth stealing. Thank you for inspiring us and entertaining us, for making us laugh and for making us sing. We have been talking about how much we thoroughly enjoyed the show. Thank you forever, on behalf of all who were inspired."

– Jennifer Granholm
Governor of Michigan

"We've seen first hand just how important recognition is within an organization of our size. Chester Elton's presentation and the results of his survey made everyone in attendance really stand up and take notice."

– Mohini Patel
Royal Mail

"The sign of a great motivational speaker is someone who lives on well after they have left and yesterday was a great indication of how impactful & meaningful your message was to us. You were 'brought to life' through your quotes, non-verbal WOW gestures and lots of other great examples. Even I went home and cheered on my entire family!"

– Johnson & Johnson