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'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
A New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestseller, The Carrot Principle has become the preeminent source on employee engagement and recognition. Based on his runaway bestseller, The Carrot Principle keynote reveals the ground-breaking results of one of the most in-depth management studies ever undertaken, showing definitively that the characteristic central to the most successful managers is providing 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. Chester shows how great managers lead with carrots, not sticks and in doing so achieve higher:
- Customer Satisfaction
This exceptional presentation introduces the simple steps to becoming a Carrot Principle manager and to 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.
- The Orange Revolution: How One Great Team Can Change an Organization.
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.
The Orange Revolution Keynote highlights the key traits found inside the world's most stellar teams. Chester illustrates 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 Co., The Blue Angels, Texas Roadhouse,
Apple, and numerous others, the Orange Revolution Keynote shows how true teamwork produces results that change the world and can immediately increase:
- Bottom-line Results
This must-see presentation introduces the simple steps to inspiring an Orange Revolution in your organization— through easy, prescriptive, outcome-based applications that can be implemented today.
- The Invisible Employee: Unleashing Hidden Potential
There is a crisis in business today—the potential of your employees and new hires is being trapped, squashed or just overlooked. Only one keynote speaker is unraveling the truth—ripping through Fortune 500 companies with a bag full of keys to unlock the power of your people. Based on the New York Times bestselling book, The Invisible Employee, Chester Elton can unlock the hidden potential of your workforce.
Chester enlightens, inspires and energizes audiences. He shares why many employees today feel overlooked, ignored and completely unappreciated. And, he exposes why employees respond to those feelings with negative reactions—doing just enough to get by, grumbling about work and passing toxic attitudes on to other team members. After all, why bother shining when no one notices your achievements?
The Invisible Employee keynote leverages hard-won wisdom, with Chester's renowned blazing energy, humor and real life examples. Across the globe and into the most recognized companies, Chester Elton is helping managers combat one of the most common negative forces in business—smart employees hiding from their potential and never doing more than is asked.
Chester shows managers how to:
- Engage or re-ignite an employee's passion for work
- Stimulate a new hire's on-boarding experience
- Recognize employees to accelerate performance
- Minimize attrition and increase retention
- Build a culture based on trust and appreciation
- Setting clear goals and seeing the right behaviors
The Invisible Employee Keynote is inspiring managers worldwide to create organizations jam-packed with productive employees who feel noticed, valued and appreciated.
- All In: How the Best Managers Create a Culture of Belief and Drive Big Results.
The authors of the New York Times bestsellers The Carrot Principle and The Orange Revolution present groundbreaking new findings: In the highest-performing teams and companies, managers create a “culture of belief,” following seven essential steps of leadership.
Teaming up with research giant Towers Watson, authors Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton present an unprecedented 300,000-person study conducted during the worst of this recession. The data reveals that today’s high-performance organizations have a distinctive kind of culture in which employees believe in their leaders and the company’s mission, values, and goals. These employees are not only engaged, but also enabled and energized, which leads to astonishing results—average annual operating revenues three times higher than companies lacking such a positive culture. Based on this breakthrough research and their extensive consulting experience with the who’s-who of successful companies, they present a simple 7 step road map that all managers can follow to create a high-achieving culture within their own teams.
With the most current data available on corporate culture, the speakers offer specific how-to's for each of the seven steps. They relate fascinating stories of leaders in action that vividly depict just how these powerful methods can be implemented. Audiences can expect to learn:
- The 3 researched-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.
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