Ask about Chester Elton
Key Points
  • Chester Elton is co-founder of the Culture Works - a global training company.
  • He is author of multiple award-winning books: All In, The Carrot Principle and Leading with Gratitude.
  • With the most current data available on culture, Chester offers specific how-tos for each step, and tells fascinating stories of leaders in action that vividly depict just how these powerful methods can be implemented.
  • After surveying more than 850,000 people Chester has 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.
  • Chester  offers 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.
  • More than half of workers surveyed say they are unhappy in their jobs. The ideas Chester presents have been vetted with his 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.
  • Chester’s 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.
Topics
  • All In: How Great Leaders Develop a Culture of Belief and Deliver Big Results
    While most leaders understand their most reliable competitive advantage comes from their people, few know how to get their teams “all in”—convincing employees to buy into the strategy they’ve put forward. If a culture is clear, positive, and strong, then people will believe what they do matters and that they can make a difference. If a culture is dysfunctional—chaotic, combative or indifferent—employees will spend more time thinking about why the people sitting next to them should be fired than getting fired up themselves.

    Based on this breakthrough research and his extensive consulting experience with a who’s-who of successful organizations, he presents a simple roadmap that all managers can follow to create a high-achieving culture in their own teams where employees are engaged, enabled and energized. Elton offers specific how-tos for each step, and tells 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.

Designed for senior leaders and managers (although sometimes tailored to include all employees), Chester Elton has presented “All In” to corporate audiences and association conferences worldwide. The session is typically customized to an organization’s specific culture challenges.

  • The Best TEAM Wins: The 5 Disciplines of Today’s Most Effective Team Leaders
    The vast majority of employees’ days are now spent working collaboratively, but still 96 percent of executives cite poor teamwork as the main source of workplace failures in their organizations. It might be the most-pressing question organizations must address: How can managers lead their teams to improved performance given the volatility and challenges we face today.
     
    Based on an 850,000-person study of the most profitable, innovative work teams, New York Times bestselling author Chester Elton introduces his audiences to the new science of teamwork—helping leaders deal with the increased speed of change in business, global and remote employees, the rise of the Millennials, the need to work more cross-functionally across departments, and more. Elton’s research has discovered a set of leadership disciplines that make the biggest difference in building today’s best teams. He helps leaders:
    • Manage to the One—Identify the drivers of each team member for maximum engagement
    • Speed Productivity—Help new people and teams work faster & smarter
    • Challenge Everything—Inspire greater innovation through healthy debate
    • Focus on Customers—Build bridges across functions, cultures, and distance 

 Designed for senior leaders and managers (although often tailored to include all employees), Chester Elton has presented The Best Team Wins to corporate audiences and association conferences worldwide. A step-by-step method to help identify employees’ particular blend of core motivators.

  • Leading with Gratitude
    New York Times bestsellers and corporate culture gurus Adrian Gostick & Chester Elton introduce research that shows how a  few vital leadership skills—when done right—can boost employee engagement and reduce turnover. They also unveil the fascinating science behind why so many managers resist (aka: suck at) something so seemingly simple as gratitude. Audiences will learn:   How gratitude helps managers understand the value their people are contributing—and what more their team members may have to give   How appreciation of employee efforts can enhance motivation & productivity, especially during times of change—81% of people say they’d work harder if their boss were more grateful
    How leaders can master this skill to enhance team performance & trust—introducing the 8 most powerful gratitude practices
Testimonials

An outstanding speaker. Chester's valuable message was punctuated with incredible energy and humor. 
EVP of Human Resources - In-N-Out Burger

Chester was an outstanding and delivered a message that fully aligned with our vision. The audience engagement was off the charts. He incorporated specific Fannie Mae examples into his session to make the message relevant to our employees. His energy and engagement style elicited many emotions from the audience but mostly laughter. They are still talking about how motivating Chester was! He was a fantastic ending to our annual conference!
VP & Chief Credit Officer - Fannie Mae

Chester - You were the “WOW” at our conference. Your “All In” principles aligned to every aspect of our key messaging and reinforced the effectiveness of this approach. We can't wait to continue this momentum and enthusiasm. 

National Accounts, Head of Strategic Planning
Aetna

Chester - I just wanted to follow up and let you know that I came back from vacation today to a series of emails from a number of folks at various levels throughout the organization raving about your session. I looked at the evaluations and you got the highest marks. I wanted to let you know how much folks enjoyed your presentation, not only the entertaining way you presented but also the content. It really resonated with this group which says a lot for such a quiet and cynical crowd. Thanks again for all the time you put into getting it just right. I also really appreciate the thank you note, it is posted on my wall with others I have collected over this year.
VP of Leadership Development
Fidelity Investments Asset Management HR Talent Development

You were simply outstanding. Specifically, your suggestions on low-cost-no-cost appreciation were well worth stealing – the car wash in particular. 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, for you are quite a performer — delivering both steak and sizzle. Thank you forever, on behalf of all who were inspired.
Governor of Michigan

You did more in one hour to bring rewards and recognition to life than any of the rest of us could do over months and months of trying. Thank you! I’ve heard many comment that you were the best speaker they’ve heard at any HSBC conference ever, anywhere in the world.
HSBC Bank

Adrian and Chester. I have to thank you for the fabulous presentation you made to Memorial Hermann middle managers. Your book is great; however hearing you deliver your message in person has so much more impact. You connect all the dots from living the culture of an organization, knowing individual employees and their contributions and efforts, and creating recognition/award opportunities that honor and value employees. Halleluiah, Brothers!
Memorial Hermann Health Care System