Chester Elton

Bestselling Business Author and Nationally Recognized Speaker; Co-Author of The Carrot Principle

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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 » Read Full Bio

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. !e Carrot Principle and !e Orange Revolution by Simon & Schuster have been New York Times and #1 Wall Street Journal bestsellers, and his new book All In will be released in April 2012. 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 20 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 Companymagazine and the New York Times, and has appeared on NBC’s Today Show, CNN, ABC, MSNBC, National Public Radio and CBS’s 60 Minutes.

Chester has spoken to delighted 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).

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

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Employee Engagement, The Deep Dive
90% of senior leaders believe employee engagement is a key driver of business performance, but only 24% think their employees are engaged enough to move their businesses forward. New York Times bestselling authors Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton are founding partners of The Conference Board's Engagement Institute, and have unprecedented access to meta-data on engagement that includes hundreds of thousands of employees in some the world's highest performing organizations. In a fresh, humorous and thought-provoking keynote, Gostick & Elton can show exactly how real leaders move the needle on employee engagement. The authors drill deep with case studies and practical examples of known drivers of engagement such as open & honest communication, people development and recognition. Designed for managers and senior leaders, the authors have presented "Employee Engagement: The Deep Dive" to many corporate audiences as a follow-up to their All In presentation on Culture. The session is typically customized to an organization's specific engagement needs.
All In, How Great Leaders Develop a Culture of Belief and Deliver 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 fascinating stories of leaders in action that vividly depict just how these powerful methods can be implemented.
The Orange Revolution, How One Great Team Can Transform an Entire Organization
New York Times bestselling author Chester Elton transformed the corporate playing field withThe Orange Revolution. This presentation reveals the synergy that exists among teams in the world's most respected and innovative organizations, and teaches leaders how to tap into the power within any group of individuals. Chester will show how to achieve true teamwork, and how that can produce results that can immediately increase Productivity, Engagement, Loyalty, Innovation, and Bottom-line results.
The Carrot Principle, How the Best Managers use Recognition to Engage their People, Retain Talent and Accelerate Performance
A New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestseller, The Carrot Principle has become the preeminent source on employee engagement and recognition. Attendees will learn 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, and Customer Satisfaction.


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