One of today’s most influential voices in workplace trends, Chester Elton has spent two decades helping clients engage their employees to execute on strategy, vision, and values. In his provocative, inspiring and always entertaining talks, #1 bestselling leadership author Chester Elton provides real solutions to leaders looking to manage change, drive innovation, and lead a multi-generational workforce. Elton’s work is supported by research with more than 850,000 working adults, revealing the proven secrets behind high-performance cultures and teams.
He has been called "the apostle of appreciation͟" by Canada’s Globe and Mail, "creative and refreshing," by the New York Times, and a "must read for modern managers͟" by CNN. Elton is co-author of the multiple award-winning New York Times and #1 USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling leadership book, 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. His latest book is Anxiety at Work: 8 Strategies to Help Teams Build Resilience, Handle Uncertainty, and Get Stuff Done.
Elton is often quoted in publications such as the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Fast Company and the New York Times. He has appeared on NBC’s Today, CNN, ABC, MSNBC, National Public Radio and CBS’s 60 Minutes. In 2018 Global Gurus research organization ranked him as #13 in the world’s top leadership experts and #5 in the world’s top organizational culture experts; and he is a member of Marshall Goldsmith’s 100 Coaches pay it forward project.
Elton is the co-founder of The Culture Works, a global training company and a board member of Camp Corral, a non-profit for the children of wounded and fallen military heroes. He serves as a leadership consultant to firms such as American Express, AT&T, Avis Budget Group and Procter & Gamble. He is most proud, however, to be the father of four exceptional children-more exceptional now they’ve grown up and left home.
Chester Elton is one of the finest business speakers I have come across in my 15 year professional career around the world.
I say that for three reasons-
One- his messages are simple- he translates corporate mumbo jumbo into very simple, easy to understand behavioral attributes that are very easy to comprehend.
Two- his techniques or tips are extremely easy to implement. We had Chester present to the top 120 leaders of Novartis General Medicines team in the US and three months later, they are still talking about the insights they gained from the presentation and are using everyday- it is creating a cultural shift in our organization that I have not seen any other two hour talk do!
Three- the key reason why the messages stick is because Chester is both authentic and entertaining- he drives a really important message of great profundity in a manner that is incredibly engaging- be it the use of toy carrots, the singing that goes on, the quizzes that he throws in and just his energy is infectious.
We used Chester for our top leadership team and since then, whenever we have felt the need to have someone talk to leaders around teamwork, around how we can approach problems in a collaborative manner, around engaging the workforce, around the need for recognition and appreciation on a regular basis- we have leaned on Chester, and he has never disappointed.
Also, Chester is coachable, he takes feedback well and adjusts his talk to suit the needs of the audience.
I would highly recommend him for any upcoming engagement.
“99% of our senior executives rated Chester’s session excellent or good—which is amazing!”