Chester Elton

eltonchester.jpg  He’s best know as “The Carrot Guy” and Chester Elton’s message on employee engagement and employee recognition keynotes will change the way you do business. Chester Elton is the co-author (with Convention Connection speaker Adrian Gostick ) of the critically acclaimed, best-selling Carrot business book series including New York Times best-seller The Carrot Principle . As a recognition consultant, Chester Elton speaks to audiences on the power of effective, strategic employee recognition.

Called the “apostle of appreciation,” by the Globe and Mail, Canada’s largest newspaper, and “creative and refreshing” by the New York Times, Chester Elton is co-author (with fellow Convention Connection keynote speaker and consultant Adrian Gostick ) of several phenomenally successful leadership books. The Carrot Principle by Simon & Schuster has been a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller, and The 24-Carrot Manager has been called a “must read for modern-day managers” by Larry King of CNN. In 2006, The Invisible Employee , from John Wiley & Sons also made the New York Times Best-seller list. Elton’s books have been translated into over 20 languages and have sold over half a million copies worldwide.

As a motivation expert, Chester has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Fast Company magazine, and the New York Times, and has been a guest on CNN, Bloomberg Television, ABC “Money Matters” MSNBC and on National Public Radio. A sought-after speaker and recognition consultant, Chester is the senior vice president of the Carrot Culture Group with the O.C. Tanner Recognition Company.

Chester has spoken to delighted audiences from Seattle to Singapore and from Toronto to Istanbul Turkey. In 2005 he was the highest rated speaker at the national Society for Human Resource Management annual conference (Bill Cosby was the number two rated speaker). He serves as a recognition consultant to Fortune 100 firms such as DHL, KPMG, Wal-Mart and Avis Budget Group.

Keynote Details

Keynote #1: The Carrot Principle: Engaging Employees through Recognition
A New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestseller, The Carrot Principle has become the preeminent source on employee engagement and recognition. Based on his runaway bestseller, The Carrot Principle workshop or keynote reveals the ground breaking results of one of the most in-depth management studies ever undertaken, showing definitively that the central characteristic of the most successful managers is that they provide their employees with frequent and effective recognition. This breakthrough study of 200,000 people over ten years found dramatically greater business results when managers offered constructive praise and meaningful rewards in ways that powerfully motivated employees to excel. Drawing on case studies from leading companies including Disney, KPMG and The Pepsi Bottling Group, the bestselling author shows how the transformative power of purpose-based recognition produces astonishing increases in operating results. Elton shows how great managers lead with carrots, not sticks and in doing so achieve higher:

• Productivity
• Engagement
• Retention
• Customer Satisfaction

This exceptional presentation introduces the simple steps to becoming a Carrot Principle manager and to building a recognition culture in your organization; it offers a wealth of specific examples, drawn from real-life cases, of ways to do recognition right. Following these simple steps will make you a high-performance leader and take your team to a new level of achievement.

Keynote #2: The Invisible Employee: Unleashing Hidden Potential
There is a crisis in business today—the potential of your employees and new hires is being trapped, squashed or just overlooked. One keynote speaker is unraveling the truth—ripping through Fortune 500 companies with a bag full of keys to unlock the power of your people.

Based on the New York Times best selling book, The Invisible Employee , Chester Elton can unlock the hidden potential of your workforce. Elton enlightens, inspires and energizes audiences. He shares why many employees today feel over-looked, ignored and completely unappreciated. And, he exposes why employees respond to those feelings with negative reactions—doing just enough to get by, grumbling about work and passing toxic attitudes on to other team members. After all, why bother shining when no one notices your  achievements?

The Invisible Employee keynote leverages hard-won wisdom, with Elton’s renowned blazing energy, humor and real life examples. Across the globe and into the most recognized companies, Chester Elton is helping managers combat one of the most common negative forces in business—smart employees hiding from their potential and never doing more than is asked.

Elton shows managers how to:
• Engage or re-ignite an employee’s passion for work
• Stimulate a new-hire’s onboarding experience
• Recognize employees to accelerate performance
• Minimize attrition and increase retention
• Build a culture based on trust and appreciation
• Setting clear goals and seeing the right behaviors

The Invisible Employee Keynote is inspiring managers worldwide to create organizations jam-packed with productive employees whofeel noticed, valued and appreciated.

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