Chester Elton

Chester Elton'S SPEAKING FEE $25K - $40K

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Chester Elton

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

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.

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Chester Elton'S SPEAKING FEE $25K - $40K

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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Chester Elton’s Speech Topics

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

    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
  • 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.
  • 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.

What other organizations say about Chester Elton

Chester was the ‘WOW’ at our conference. His ‘All In’ principles aligned to every aspect of our key messaging and reinforced the effectiveness of our approach. We can’t wait to continue this momentum and enthusiasm!


What other organizations say about Chester Elton

Chester was outstanding and delivered a message that fully aligned with our vision. The audience engagement was off the charts. He incorporated specific Fannie Mae examples into his session to make the menage relevant to our employees. His energy and engagement style elicited many emotions from the audience, but mostly laughter. They are still talking about how motivating Chester was! He was a fantastic ending to our annual conference.

Financial Services

What other organizations say about Chester Elton

Folks at various levels throughout our organization are still raving about Chester’s session. He received the highest marks of any speaker. Not only was he entertaining, but he put time into getting it right and the content really resonated with this group. That says a lot for such a quiet and cynical crowd.

Financial Services

What other organizations say about Chester Elton

Chester received a standing ovation. I’d say that it was a grand slam home- run to spearhead a cultural change initiative throughout our region. Chester’s approach to combine strategy and tactics, supported by real- world studies, was instrumental at not only gaining participants buy-in, but at inspiring our leaders and helping us formulate actionable plans to move forward.


What other organizations say about Chester Elton

Chester knocked it out of the park, helping our leaders understand part of their success in getting maximum results is through creating the right culture! I wish I had counted how many leaders came up to me throughout the week and said how much they enjoyed his session.


What other organizations say about Chester Elton

Chester was a huge hit and personally inspired me to be a better leader! Not only did he bring relevant, factual data into his presentation about driving business results through engaging the workforce, he used humor and audience participation to keep the team motivated and invested!


What other organizations say about Chester Elton

Chester’s extremely high energy is contagious with audiences and he inspired and motivated our attendees. He really took the time to get to know Golden Corral and customize his remarks to be relevant for our restaurant managers and franchisees. He continues to rank among our best speakers and I highly recommend Chester.



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