How do today’s best leaders accelerate business results? By engaging their employees to execute on strategy, vision, and values. Chester Elton has spent two decades helping clients engage their employees in organizational strategy, vision, and values. In his inspiring and always entertaining talks, Elton provides real solutions for leaders looking to build culture, manage change and drive innovation. His work is supported by research with more than a million working adults across the globe, revealing the proven secrets behind high-performance cultures and teams.
Elton is the co-founder of The Culture Works, a global training company, and author of multiple award-winning, #1 New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestsellers, All In, The Carrot Principle and Leading with Gratitude. His books have been translated into 30 languages and have sold more than 1.5 million copies.
He has been called “fascinating” by Fortune and “creative and refreshing” by The New York Times. Elton has appeared on NBC’s Today Show, CBS 60 Minutes, and is often quoted in Fast Company, Newsweek and the Wall Street Journal.
In 2019 Global Gurus research organization ranked Chester #11 among the world’s top leadership experts and #8 among the world’s top organizational culture experts. The Employee Engagement Awards 2019 named him a Top 101 Global Employee Engagement Influencer, and Engagedly named him Top HR Influencer of 2019. He is a member of Marshall Goldsmith’s #MG100 Global Coaches, member of the Fast Company Impact Council, and serves as a board member for Camp Corral, a non-profit for the children of wounded and fallen military heroes.
Some of Elton’s clients include globally recognized organizations, GE, Hard Rock Café, and Novartis. And as an executive coach, he has helped high potential leaders at American Express and The World Bank.
Additional Presentations by Chester Elton
The Engagement Effect: How the Best Managers Are Engaging Employees to Meet the Needs of a Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous World
Carrots 2.0: How Today’s Managers Use Recognition to Engage Their People, Retain Talent, and Accelerate Performance
What Motivates Me?: How to Lead and Retain Generations in the Workplace
All In: How the Best Leaders Create a Culture of Belief and Drive Big Results
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.
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.
Your leaders learn:
The 3 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.
The Best TEAM Wins: The 5 Disciplines of Today's Most Effective Team Leaders
(also available as a joint presentation with Adrian Gostick)
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: How can managers better lead teams to improved performance given the volatility and challenges teams face today:
Increased speed of change
Emergence of a global, gig economy
The rise of the Millennials/GenZ
Need to work cross-functionally
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:
Manage to the One—Identify the drivers of each team member for maximum motivation (Inclusion)
Speed Productivity—Help new people and teams work faster & smarter
Challenge Everything—Inspire innovation through healthy discord
Find Focus—Build bridges across functions, cultures, and distance
Be a Better Manager by Friday: Real Skills for Inspiring Employees, Leading a Team, and Winning in Today’s Transformative Marketplace
The Dilemma: For leaders looking to drive innovation, diversity, and inclusion in their teams, many established management practices are doing more harm than good. Too many leaders are dampening their employees’ exuberance and refreshing diversity with old-school management approaches that are killing their cultures.
The Research: Chester Elton has been one of the most influential voices in leadership research and organizational consulting for more than two decades, but it’s his research over the last few years that’s garnering extra attention. After surveying more than 14,000 working adults in 2015-16 alone, he has found 5 principles of effective leadership that managers in the 21st Century can employ to great effect, and 5 principles that must be avoided.
The Result: In a fresh, funny and challenging keynote presentation, Elton debunks myths such as The Smartest Person in the Room, Treating Everyone the Same is Fair, Appreciation Comes in a Paycheck, and We’ll Let You Know if You Mess Up. He teaches audiences how to lead in such a way that today’s employees will follow—including establishing a clear future vision, enhancing diversity, increasing trust levels, and providing opportunity and growth development paths.
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