Chester Elton
Fee $25K - $40K

Chester Elton

How do today’s best leaders accelerate business results? By engaging their employees to execute on strategy, vision, and values. In his challenging, information-packed, and always entertaining talks, business author Chester Elton provides real solutions on developing robust cultures, increasing employee engagement, and leading high-performance teams.

#1 Bestselling Business Author, Organizational Culture, Employee Engagement and Leadership Expert

Expertise In:

  • Business Growth and Trends
  • Change Management
  • Leadership
  • Professional Achievement
  • Workforce Effectiveness

Audience & Industry

  • Corporations
  • Senior Management Groups
  • Associations
  • Board Meetings and Executive Briefings

How do today’s best leaders accelerate business results? By engaging their employees to execute on strategy, vision, and values. In his challenging, information-packed, and always entertaining talks, business author Chester Elton provides real solutions on developing robust cultures, increasing employee engagement, and leading high-performance teams.

Elton provides solutions to leaders looking to increase engagement, manage change, and lead a multi-generational workforce. His work is supported by research with more than 850,000 working adults, revealing the proven secrets behind high-performance cultures and teams.

Dubbed the “Apostle of appreciation” by Canada’s Globe and Mail, Elton has been called “fascinating” by Fortune, “creative and refreshing” by the New York Times, and a “must read for modern managers” by CNN. Elton is the author of multiple award-winning #1 Wall Street Journal and New York Times best selling leadership books, All In, The Carrot Principle, and The Best Team Wins. His books have been translated in more than 30 languages and have sold more than 1.5 million copies worldwide.

Elton has appeared on NBC’s Today Show, CBS 60 Minutes, and is often quoted in Fast Company, Newsweek and the Wall Street Journal. He is a member of Marshall Goldsmith’s #MG100 Global Coaches, 2019 Global Guru in Leadership and Organizational Culture, member of Fast Company Impact Council, and he serves as a board member for Camp Corral, a non-profit for the children of wounded and fallen military heroes.

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Additional Presentations by Chester Elton

  • 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 

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—Chester Elton will teach leaders how to Engage, Enable and Energize their workforces.

The formula of E+E+E outlines how high-performance organizations deliver extraordinary results by creating a vibrant, productive culture where people believe that what they do matters and that they can make a difference. In this presentation, Chester will relate stories of leaders in action that vividly depict just how these powerful methods can be implemented.

Your leaders learn:

  • 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.
  • 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.

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

(also available as a joint presentation with Adrian Gostick)

Based on an 850,000-person study of the most profitable, innovative work teams, Chester Elton introduces you to the new science of teamwork

The vast majority of employees’ days are now spent working collaboratively, but 96 percent of executives cite poor teamwork as the main source of workplace failures. It might be the most-pressing question organizations must address: How can managers better lead teams to improved performance given the volatility and challenges teams face today:

  • Increased speed of change
  • Emergence of a global, gig economy
  • The rise of the Millennials/GenZ
  • Need to work cross-functionally

Elton’s research has shown a set of leadership disciplines that makes the biggest difference in building today’s best teams. His program will help your leaders:

  • Manage to the One—Identify the drivers of each team member for maximum motivation (Inclusion)
  • Speed Productivity—Help new people and teams work faster & smarter
  • Challenge Everything—Inspire innovation through healthy discord
  • Find Focus—Build bridges across functions, cultures, and distance


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: Chester Elton 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, Elton 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.

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