#1 New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author and the world's preeminent authority on employee engagement and high-performance cultures
Bestselling Leadership Author | Organizational Culture 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 talks, #1 bestselling leadership author Adrian Gostick provides real solutions on managing change, driving innovation, and leading a multi-generational workforce.
Gostick is a global workplace expert and thought leader in the fields of corporate culture, teamwork, and engagement. He is founder of the training company The Culture Works and author of the #1 New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestsellers All In and The Carrot Principle. His books have been translated into 30 languages and have sold 1.5 million copies around the world.
As a leadership expert, he has been called “fascinating” by Fortune magazine and “creative and refreshing” by the New York Times. Gostick has appeared on NBC’s Today Show and CNN, and is often quoted in The Economist, Newsweek, and Wall Street Journal. If you Google the 30 Top Leadership Gurus, he is on the list along side Jack Welch and Jim Collins. Gostick’s clients include Danaher, Bank of America, Rolls Royce, JELD-WEN and California Pizza Kitchen.
All In : How the best leaders develop a culture of belief & drive big results
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.
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.
Designed for senior leaders and managers (although sometimes tailored to include all employees), Adrian Gostick has presented “All In” to corporate audiences and association conferences worldwide. The session is typically customized to an organization’s specific culture challenges.
“The feedback was outstanding! Adrian made a significant and impactful contribution to our meeting and our journey as a company. Everyone is talking about “being in the wheelbarrow” and being “all-in”. We now have some highly motivated senior leaders.”
– Mark Beck, CEO, JELD-WEN
The Engagement Effect:
How the best managers are engaging employees to meet the needs of a volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous world
Financial performance in high-engagement organizations is 44 percent higher than in low engagement organizations. Some 90 percent of senior leaders believe employee engagement is a key driver of business performance. But only 24 percent think their employees are engaged enough to move their businesses forward.
New York Times bestselling author and leadership expert Adrian Gostick presents findings from 20 years of research, with a total of 850,000-people now surveyed, to illustrate the steps today’s most successful organizations use to generate superior levels of employee engagement to drive energy, focus and innovation. His work shows exactly which leadership behaviors move engagement and which don’t.
In this practical and thought-provoking keynote, Gostick introduces a practical guide for leaders, showing them exactly how to move the needle on employee engagement. The author drills deep with case studies of real managers in action and practical examples of proven drivers of engagement such as:
- alignment with future vision,
- enhanced trust and innovation,
- transparent communication,
- career development, and
- strategic recognition of contributions.
Designed for senior leaders and managers, Adrian Gostick has presented “The Engagement Effect” to corporate audiences and associations worldwide. The session is typically customized to an organization’s specific engagement challenges.
“Adrian’s messages were right on and resonated beautifully with all. His wonderful delivery of insightful leadership lessons with great humor captured the minds and hearts of all. As one participant said, ‘Adrian spoke for an hour and if he went for two hours, we’d still be with him’.”
-Tom Joyce, CEO, Danaher
Carrots 2.0 :
How today’s managers use recognition to engage their people, retain talent, and accelerate performance
Most managers want to create cultures where their teams achieve above-and-beyond results, but for a culture to really take off teammates must encourage each other on a daily basis. The answer is in rooting for each other: having each other’s backs, appreciating strengths, and recognizing strategic behaviors.
Based his #1 bestselling book The Carrot Principle, which unveiled a 10-year, 200,000- person survey, Gostick has become the preeminent authority on employee recognition. Now, he introduces us to Carrots 2.0-showing incontrovertible evidence that today’s employees respond best when they are recognized for things they are good at and for those actions where they had to stretch.
Gostick introduces audiences to new generational and industry-specific data from his 2016 proprietary survey of 14,000 working adults-helping managers link recognition to what is most meaningful to their employees. He introduces practical concepts that help managers encourage excellence, including ideas such as appreciation vs. recognition, effort vs. achievement, and praise vs. rewards.
Designed for managers, Adrian Gostick has presented “Carrots 2.0” to corporate audiences and associations worldwide. The session is typically customized to an organization’s specific recognition needs and can also include the organization’s available R&R tools.
“What can I say, Adrian was awesome! He delivered a fantastic message that left our people inspired at our annual GM conference. We will see him again soon.”
– GJ Hart, CEO, California Pizza Kitchen
The Best TEAM Wins: The 5 Disciplines of Today’s Most Effective Team Leaders
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.
Based on an 850,000-person study of the most profitable, innovative work teams, New York Times bestselling author Adrian Gostick introduces his 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.
Gostick’s research has discovered a set of leadership disciplines that make the biggest difference in building today’s best teams. He helps 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
The Audience. Designed for senior leaders and managers (although often tailored to include all employees), Adrian Gostick has presented The Best Team Wins to corporate audiences and association conferences worldwide.
“A huge thank you, Adrian, for attending our event in Hong Kong. Extremely engaging and motivating talk. Most importantly, you tailored the content perfectly to ensure it was relevant to our fast-paced and forever-changing needs.”
-Sally Williams Keenan, Executive Director, Morgan Stanley
On behalf of everyone at Intel, I want to thank you for presenting at the Marketing Track at the Intel Sales and Marketing Conference in Anaheim. The response to your session, in terms of the attendance and hallway buzz and energy among the people in who participated, has been fantastic. Your participation definitely contributed to the overall success of the event
– Marketing Excellence and Operations , Corporate Marketing Group, Intel Corporation
Not only was Adrian’s message PERFECT with what we wanted as a team, but his high-energy, straightforward and FUN style really kept the team engaged. During our banquet I was told time and again that the highlight of the day was Adrian’s message.
– EVP, Coffee Bean
Thanks for a terrific presentation on employee engagement at our Leadership Meeting. You stimulated a lot of energized discussion, and everyone enjoyed your talk very much. I especially appreciate that you went the extra mile to understand our particular issues and focal points and work them so seamlessly into your presentation
– SVP and Treasurer, GE Corporate Treasury
What can I say Adrian, you were awesome! Thank you for delivery a fantastic message that left our people inspired at our annual GM conference. We will see each other again soon
– President & CEO, California Pizza Kitchen
Adrian’s messages were right on and resonated beautifully with all. His wonderful delivery of insightful leadership lessons with great humor captured the minds and hearts of all. As one participant said, ‘Adrian spoke for an hour and if he went for 2 hours we’d still be with him.
– CEO, Danaher