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Adrian Gostick

Bestselling Leadership Author, Organizational Culture Expert

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Adrian Gostick Bestselling Leadership Author | Organizational Culture Expert

How do leaders make work more rewarding for their employees to accelerate business results? Bestselling leadership author Adrian Gostick addresses this question and many others in his energetic and information packed talks.

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 in the worst of the recession. Based on this breakthrough research and their extensive consulting experience with a who’s-who of successful companies, they present a simple seven-step roadmap that all managers can follow to create a high-achieving culture in their own teams.

With the most current data available on culture, the authors offer specific how-tos for each step, and tell 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
After surveying more than 850,000 people, New York Times bestselling authors Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton have 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.

In the What Motivates Me keynote, the New York Times bestselling authors of The Carrot Principle and All In offer 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.

In a fresh and wildly thought-provoking keynote presentation, audiences will learn:
• A step-by-step method to help identify employees’ particular blend of core motivators.
• A process to figure out the disconnect that may exist between employees’ passions and their current work situation.
• 60 simple but powerful job-sculpting strategies to help people "accomplish more" and "avoid blind spots."

More than half of workers surveyed say they are unhappy in their jobs. The ideas the authors present have been vetted with their 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.

A Culture of Recognition: The Teachings of The Carrot Principle
A New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal mega bestseller, The Carrot Principle has become the preeminent source on employee engagement and recognition.

Based on their runaway bestseller, Adrian and Chester reveal the ground-breaking results of one of the most in-depth management studies ever undertaken, showing definitively that the central characteristic of the most successful managers is that 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 authors show how the transformative power of purpose-based recognition produces astonishing increases in operating results.

Adrian and Chester show 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 more effective manager and building a recognition culture in your organization; it offers a wealth of specific examples, drawn from real-life cases, of ways to do recognition right. Following these simple steps will make you a high-performance leader and take your team to a new level of achievement.

Teamwork and Collaboration: The Teachings of The Orange Revolution
New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling authors Chester Elton and Adrian Gostick have once again transformed the corporate playing field with The Orange Revolution, recognized worldwide as the premiere book on how breakthrough teams and teamwork revolutionize a company, a community, and the world. This keynote highlights the key traits found inside the world’s most stellar teams. Adrian and Chester illustrate 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, the authors show how true teamwork produces results that change the world and can immediately increase:
• Productivity
• Engagement
• Loyalty
• Innovation
• Bottom-line Results

Hailed as one of the "Top 30 Leadership Gurus of 2014," Gostick is passionate about helping clients build a better workplace, and speaks around the world to companies such as Avis, Rolls Royce, Pepsi, and American Express.

Gostick and his writing and business partner Chester Elton are the co-authors of New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestsellers The Carrot Principle, All In and What Motivates Me. His books have been translated into 30 languages and have sold more than a million copies around the world.

Gostick has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Fast Company magazine, and The New York Times, and has been a guest on CNN, 60 Minutes, MSNBC, FOX News, and National Public Radio.

He earned a master’s degree in strategic communication and leadership from Seton Hall University, where he is a guest lecturer on organizational culture, and is a founding partner of The Culture Works, a global consultancy focused on helping organizations building high-performance work cultures. He has consulted with organizations such as Bank of America, Rolls Royce, American Express, California Pizza Kitchen and Hard Rock Café. He is most proud, however, to be the father of the world’s greatest soccer goalkeeper.

Publications
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  • Bild All In
  • Bild The Carrot Principle
  • Bild The Invisible Employee
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