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The Best Motivational Speakers
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Chester Elton and Adrian Gostick are credible and trusted voices who have proven themselves with two decades of constant research to back their presentations. They immediately capture the attention of their audiences, both in-person and virtual, and challenge them to learn and grow.

Gostick and Elton not only bring audiences a new way of thinking regarding empathetic, mission-driven leadership, they are also entertaining and will have your audience laughing, crying and learning!

Adrian Gostick Speaking Topics

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Positive Reinforcement in the Workplace

It can be challenging for leaders to understand that increased discretionary effort and workplace efficiency happen by valuing and recognizing employees for their excellent work, not through intimidation or force. Bring Gostick and Elton in to talk about an “All In” Culture where people believe what they do matters, and when noticed, it’s celebrated and rewarded.

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—Gostick & Elton teach leaders how to Engage, Enable and Energize their workforces.

The presentation outlines how high-performance organizations deliver extraordinary results by creating a vibrant, productive culture where people believe that what they do matters and they can make a difference.

In this presentation, the authors relate stories of leaders in action that vividly depict how these powerful methods can be implemented.

Key Learnings:

-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 and belief.

-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.

Leading with Gratitude: Eight Leadership Practices for Extraordinary Business Results

These leadership concepts can increase employee engagement and help attract and keep great talent.

In Leading with Gratitude, the authors introduce research that shows how a few vital leadership skills—when done right—can boost employee engagement and reduce turnover. They also share the fascinating science behind why so many managers resist (aka: suck at) something so seemingly simple as gratitude.

Some Key Takeaways:

  • 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 eight most powerful gratitude practices

Anxiety in the Workplace

50% OF WORKERS SAY anxiety negatively affects their performance.

60% OF ORGANIZATIONS plan to address anxiety & well-being in the next three years.

75% SAY most stressful part of job is immediate supervisor.

Gostick & Elton provide 8 Strategies to help teams build resilience, handle uncertainty, and get stuff done!

The rising levels of anxiety in the workplace is unprecedented, and a significant contributor is how we manage our people. Toxic workplaces increase anxiety in high-performing employees and can plant the seeds of uncertainty in usually confident workers.

Anxious workers burn out at more than twice the rate of other employees, tend to leave their jobs early, and will never recommend their workplaces to others.

Gostick and Elton’s research shows that almost half of workers say anxiety affects how they do their jobs, and three-quarters say their supervisor is the top reason for their anxiety.

Gostick and Elton detail these issues in their bestselling book, Anxiety at Work: 8 Strategies to Help Teams Build Resilience, Handle Uncertainty, and Get Stuff Done. When you bring them in to speak at your event, they can touch on essential resilience strategies.

The Best TEAM Wins: The 5 Disciplines of Today’s Most Effective Team Leaders

The Dilemma:

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.

The Research:

Based on an 850,000-person study of the most profitable, innovative work teams, New York Times bestselling authors Adrian Gostick & Chester Elton introduce 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.

The Result:

Gostick & Elton’s research has discovered a set of leadership disciplines that make the biggest difference in building today’s best teams. They help 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

The Audience:

Designed for senior leaders and managers (although often tailored to include all employees), Adrian Gostick & Chester Elton have presented The Best Team Wins to corporate audiences and association conferences worldwide.

“Extremely engaging and motivating talk! Most importantly, you tailored the content perfectly to ensure it was relevant to our fast-paced and forever-changing needs.”

Sally Williams Keenan, Executive Director, Morgan Stanley

The Future of Work

What are managers to do now that operations seem headed toward a new way of working? How do they build and maintain culture, ensure accountability, and focus their people on the right behaviors in this new future of work?

New York Times bestselling authors and top-ten global leadership experts Adrian Gostick & Chester Elton help organizations learn to work more effectively in multidimensional cultures.

They teach leaders to:

-Communicate more effectively in a hybrid environment

-Build stronger cultures with diverse, global, remote teams

-Enhance innovation and give people a voice

-Tackle growing anxiety & mental health issues

-Help team members deal with uncertainty

-Build resilience in times of change

Gostick & Elton: Motivational Speakers

Choosing Gostick and Elton as your keynote speakers will delight and educate your audience and spark change. Gostick and Elton became inspirational speakers after years of research with more than 1 million working adults. Gostick and Elton deliver keynotes based on data and findings from their study.

Contact us today to book Gostick or Elton to speak at your next conference or event.