There is a war for talent taking place on a global scale, and the future belongs to forward-thinking organizations that are focused on creating and sustaining a dynamic and compelling workplace culture.
Since 1998, Eric Chester has been the leading voice in attracting, managing, motivating, and retaining the emerging workforce. As an in-the-trenches workplace researcher and thought-leader, Chester has now cracked the code on the tactics and strategies companies that are recognized as "best places to work" in their respective industries are using to win the talent wars.
On Fire at Work: How Great Companies Ignite Passion in Their People without Burning Them Out is Eric's 4th leadership book. His previous release, Reviving Work Ethic - A Leader's Guide to Ending Entitlement and Restoring Pride in the Workforce is the first business book on developing soft skills and core work ethic values since 1904.
He is the Founder of The Center for Work Ethic Development and created a work ethic training curriculum that is being taught at hundreds of schools, colleges, workforce centers, and organizations all over the world.
Eric Chester has delivered more than 2000 paid keynote speeches on three continents and is a 2004 inductee into the National Speakers Association's acclaimed Hall of Fame. Companies that have invited Eric back multiple times to keynote annual conventions, conferences and meetings include Harley Davidson, McDonald's, Sprint, Great Clips, and Wells Fargo, to name a few.
“…you definitely delivered the most “take home” value – for both Franchise Partners and Managers. It’s not just the content of what you say, but the very personable and convincing style that you have. I will use “relationships, not rules” for the rest of my life. You have definitely made a difference for me and all of our folks. Thank you! Thank you!”
“No one knows the emerging workforce better than Eric Chester. He’s spot on when it comes to the challenge leaders face for improving work ethic and restoring pride, and he offers advice that is both practical and solid.”
“Eric was very engaging with over 1,500 people in the audience at our annual convention…He brings a great sense of passion and enthusiasm to his presentation and the material is very relatable for our franchisees.”
“Eric hit it out of the park at our convention….best keynote we have ever had at Gold’s Gym! Our franchisees were blown away with his passion and message…Great Job!”