Chester Elton

Chester Elton - Business Management Leadership Motivation Strategies  speaker


About Chester Elton - 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. 

Elton’s books have been translated into more than 30 languages and have sold more than a million copies worldwide. As a motivation expert, Chester has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Fast Company 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 consistently find Chester on the list along with Jack Welch and Jim Collins. 

Chester serves as a leadership consultant to firms such as American Express, Avis Budget Group and Cigna. He is most proud, however, to be the father of four exceptional children—all the more exceptional now they have grown up and left home.

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What Chester Elton Talks About:

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 groundbreaking 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 during the worst of the recession. Based on this breakthrough research and their extensive consulting experience with the who's-who of successful companies, they present a simple 7 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, the authors offer specific how-tos for each of the seven steps. Chester will relate fascinating stories of leaders in action that vividly depict just how these powerful methods can be implemented. Audiences will learn:

  • The 3 research-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
New York Times bestselling author Chester Elton, together with Adrian Gostick, have found the key difference between employees who are most energized and productive at work: It's whether or not their work aligns with what motivates them.

In What Motivates Me, the New York Times bestselling authors of The Carrot Principle and All In introduce the breakthrough online Motivators Assessment, which will tell you scientifically what motivates you at work. Chester then offers a step-by-step guide to tailor your work to better fit your motivators and boost your happiness. Audiences will learn:

  • A step-by-step method to help identify your particular blend of core motivators.
  • A process to figure out the disconnect that may exist between your passions and your current work situation.
  • Simple but powerful job-sculpting strategies to help you accomplish more and avoid blind spots.

A Culture of Recognition: The Teachings of The Carrot Principle
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, Chester 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, the bestselling author 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:

  • Productivity
  • Engagement
  • Retention
  • Customer Satisfaction

This exceptional presentation introduces the simple steps to becoming a Carrot Principle manager and building a recognition culture in your organization. Adrian offers a wealth of specific examples, drawn from real-life cases, showing how intentional, purposeful recognition can change your work environment and improve overall productivity. Following the simple steps to becoming a more effective manager and building a recognition culture in your organization.

Teamwork and Collaboration: The Teachings of The Orange Revolution
The Orange Revolution, recognized worldwide as the premiere book on how breakthrough teams and teamwork revolutionize a company, a community, and the world.

Chester Elton 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 Company, The Blue Angels, Texas Roadhouse, Apple, and numerous others, Chester will 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.

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