Chester Elton

Based on several New York Times bestsellers, The 24-Carrot Manager, The Carrot Principle and The Orange Revolution, Chester Elton’s keynote presentations motivate and teach leaders what recognition can do for their employees and their organizations. Called the “apostle of appreciation,” by the Globe and Mail, Canada’s largest newspaper, and “creative and refreshing” by the New York Times, Elton is co-author of several successful leadership books, which have been translated into over 20 languages and have sold over half a million copies worldwide. As a motivation expert, Elton has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Fast Company magazine and the New York Times. He has also been a guest on CNN, Bloomberg Television, ABC’s Money Matters MSNBC, National Public Radio and 60 Minutes. A sought-after speaker and recognition consultant, Chester Elton has delighted audiences all across the globe.

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The Carrot Principle: Engaging Employees through Recognition
A New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestseller, The Carrot Principle has become the preeminent source on employee engagement and recognition. Based on his runaway bestseller, The Carrot Principle workshop or keynote reveals the groundbreaking 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 author shows how the transformative power of purpose-based recognition produces astonishing increases in operating results. Elton shows 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 Carrot Principle manager and to 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.

The Orange Revolution: How One Great Team Can Change an Organization
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 team-work revolutionize a company, a community, and the world. The Orange Revolution keynote highlights the key traits found inside the world’s most stellar teams. Chester illustrates the steps these teams took to conquer barriers, exceed expectations, and over-come 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, Thee Blue Angels, Texas Roadhouse, Apple, and numerous others, the Orange Revolution keynote shows how true teamwork produces results that change the world and can immediately increase:

  • Productivity
  • Engagement
  • Loyalty
  • Innovation
  • Bottom-line Results

This must-see presentation introduces the simple steps to inspiring an Orange Revolution in your organization – through easy, prescriptive, outcome-based applications that can be implemented today.

The Invisible Employee: Unleashing Hidden Potential
There is a crisis in business today — the potential of your employees and new hires is being trapped, squashed or just overlooked. Only one keynote speaker is unraveling the truth — ripping through Fortune 500 companies with a bag full of keys to unlock the power of your people. Based on the New York Times bestselling book, The Invisible Employee, Chester Elton can unlock the hidden potential of your workforce. Elton enlightens, inspires and energizes audiences. He shares why many employees today feel overlooked, ignored and completely unappreciated. And, he exposes why employees respond to those feelings with negative reactions — doing just enough to get by, grumbling about work and passing toxic attitudes on to other team members. After all, why bother shining when no one notices your achievements? The Invisible Employee keynote leverages hard-won wisdom, with Chester’s renowned blazing energy, humor and real life examples. Across the globe and into the most recognized companies, Chester Elton is helping managers combat one of the most common negative forces in business — smart employees hiding from their potential and never doing more than asked. Chester shows managers how to:

  • Engage or re-ignite an employee’s passion for work
  • Stimulate a new-hire’s on-boarding experience
  • Recognize employees to accelerate performance
  • Minimize attrition and increase retention
  • Build a culture based on trust and appreciation
  • Setting clear goals and seeing the right behaviors

The Invisible Employee keynote is inspiring managers worldwide to create organizations jam-packed with productive employees who feel noticed, valued and appreciated.

Full Biography

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 and is an in-demand speaker the world over.

Elton’s books have been translated into over 20 languages and have sold over half a million copies worldwide. The Carrot Principle by Simon & Schuster has been a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller, and 24-Carrot Manager has been called a “must read for modern-day managers” by Larry King of CNN. In 2006, The Invisible Employee, from John Wiley & Sons also made The New York Times bestseller list. As a motivation expert, Elton has been featured in The Wall Street

Journal, Washington Post, Fast Company magazine and The New York Times. He has also been a guest on CNN, Bloomberg Television, ABC’s Money Matters, MSNBC and on National Public Radio. A sought-after speaker and recognition consultant, Elton is the senior vice-president of Carrot Culture with the O.C. Tanner Recognition Company.

Elton has spoken to delighted audiences from Seattle to Singapore and from Toronto to Istanbul, Turkey. In 2005, he was the highest rated speaker at the national Society for Human Resource Management annual conference (Bill Cosby was the number-two rated speaker). He serves as a recognition consultant to Fortune 100 firms such as DHL, KPMG, Wal-Mart and Avis Budget Group.

However, the thing of which he is most proud is that he is the father of four EXCEPTIONAL children!

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