Adrian Gostick
Fee $25K - $40K

Adrian Gostick

In his challenging, information-packed talks, #1 bestselling leadership author Adrian Gostick provides real solutions on managing change, driving innovation, and leading high-performance teams.
Employee Engagement and Retention Expert and Co-author of Several Successful Leadership Books

Expertise In:

  • Corporate Culture
  • Human Resource Effectiveness
  • Teamwork
  • Workforce Effectiveness
  • Business Growth and Trends

Audience & Industry

  • Corporations
  • Board Meetings and Executive Briefings
  • Senior Management Groups
  • Sales Professionals

In his challenging, information-packed talks, #1 bestselling leadership author Adrian Gostick provides real solutions on managing change, driving innovation, and leading high-performance teams.

How do today’s best leaders accelerate business results? By engaging their employees to execute on strategy, vision, and values.

Adrian Gostick is a global workplace expert and thought leader in the fields of corporate culture, leadership, and engagement. He is founder of the training and consulting company The Culture Works and author of the #1 New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal  bestsellers All In, The Carrot Principle, and The Best Team Wins.  His books have been translated into 30 languages and have sold 1.5 million copies around the world.

As a leadership expert, Gostick has been called “fascinating” by Fortune  magazine and “creative and refreshing” by The New York Times. Gostick has appeared on NBC’s Today  and CNN and is often quoted in The Economist, Newsweek, and The Wall Street Journal.  Gostick's consulting clients include Danaher, Bank of America, Rolls Royce, JELD-WEN and California Pizza Kitchen.

Featured Experiences

Additional Presentations by Adrian Gostick

  • The Engagement Effect: How the Best Managers Are Engaging Employees to Meet the Needs of a Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous World
  • Carrots 2.0: How Today’s Managers Use Recognition to Engage Their People, Retain Talent, and Accelerate Performance
  • What Motivates Me?: How to Lead and Retain Generations in the Workplace

Be a Better Manager by Friday: Real Skills for Inspiring Employees, Leading a Team, and Winning in Today’s Transformative Marketplace

The Dilemma: For leaders looking to drive innovation, diversity, and inclusion in their teams, many established management practices are doing more harm than good. Too many leaders are dampening their employees’ exuberance and refreshing diversity with old-school management approaches that are killing their cultures.

The Research: Adrian Gostick has been one of the most influential voices in leadership research and organizational consulting for more than two decades, but it’s his research over the last few years that’s garnering extra attention. After surveying more than 14,000 working adults in 2015-16 alone, he has found 5 principles of effective leadership that managers in the 21st Century can employ to great effect, and 5 principles that must be avoided.

The Result: In a fresh, funny and challenging keynote presentation, Gostick debunks myths such as The Smartest Person in the Room, Treating Everyone the Same is Fair, Appreciation Comes in a Paycheck, and We’ll Let You Know if You Mess Up. He teaches audiences how to lead in such a way that today’s employees will follow—including establishing a clear future vision, enhancing diversity, increasing trust levels, and providing opportunity and growth development paths.

All In: How the Best Leaders Develop a Culture of Belief & Drive Big Results

The Dilemma: 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.

The Research: Teaming up with research giant Towers Watson, #1 bestselling author Adrian Gostick presents the findings of an unprecedented 300,000-person study conducted in the worst of the recession for his book All In. 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.

The Result: Gostick 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 leaders use to generate buy-in; and how managers at any level can build a productive workgroup culture of their own where employees commit to the culture and give an extra push of effort.

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

(also available as a joint presentation with Chester Elton)

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 introduces 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'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

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