"apostle of appreciation"
Chester Elton, 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 of several 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.
The Invisible Employee: Realize the Hidden Potential in Everyone
There's a crisis in business today: the invisible employee. Feeling overlooked, ignored and unappreciated, these invisible employees fight back the only way they know how ... by staying hidden in the corporate shadows, doing just enough to get by, grumbling about this and that, and passing these techniques along to new workers. You probably know your share of these folks -- you may even have a few working for you. But what can be done?
Employee recognition experts Chester Elton and Adrian Gostick teach how simple praise and recognition techniques will result in productive employees who feel noticed, valued and appreciated. Their compelling presentation is packed with examples and best practices from leading companies such as DHL, VNU Media Measurement, Xcel Energy, and Friendly Ice Cream Corporation.
The Invisible Employee: Realize the Hidden Potential in Everyone discusses real leaders who have learned how to better manage employees by valuing and appreciating them. In today's competitive environment, all of us are looking for the next big product, the next big capability or solution. But great managers are turning back to the basics. They are finding that recognizing people leads to a more engaged workforce and a more successful business.
Become A 24-Carrot Leader
Gostick and Elton's most popular presentation, "Become A 24-Carrot Leader" illustrates there is a way to retain your best employees and win the commitment of all your people. It's called employee recognition. In a dynamic, humorous and powerful presentation, corporate recognition consultants Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton show business leaders how to create powerful, bonding recognition experiences and present case studies of effective recognition from some of North America's finest companies.
Plentiful examples show how to choose the right reward for your employees, how to time the giving of a reward to motivate performance, how to effectively present rewards, when to give praise in public and when to make it a private celebration, and how to motivate employees to work harder and smarter with the company's goals in mind.
Everything You Need to Know About Recognition You Learned from Your Mom
Who says employee recognition has to be difficult? Using a combination of non-cash recognition and simple training for the presentation of formal awards, many of today's leading companies are successfully transforming their corporations into "Carrot Cultures" - creating workplaces where employees are committed, profitability is high, and retention is among the best in their industries. In a presentation that serves exceptionally well as a keynote address or breakout, authors and recognition consultants to numerous Fortune 100 firms, Chester Elton and Adrian Gostick illustrate how companies like KFC/Tricon, Avis, and Johnson & Johnson spread the power of recognition across diverse locations and how every organization can implement these simple principles.