New York Times bestselling author Adrian Gostick provides advice to some of the world’s most successful organizations on building culture, managing change, and leading high-performance teams.
Gostick is a global thought leader in the fields of corporate culture, leadership, and engagement. He is founder of the workplace training and consulting company The Culture Works and author of the New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestsellers "All In," "The Carrot Principle," "Leading with Gratitude," and "Anxiety at Work." His award-winning books have been translated into 30 languages and have sold more than 1.5 million copies around the world.
Gostick is a leadership strategy columnist for Forbes, and his work has been called “fascinating,” by Fortune magazine and “creative and refreshing” by the New York Times. He has appeared on NBC’s Today Show, CNN, and CNBC, and is often quoted in The Economist, Financial Times, Newsweek, and Wall Street Journal. In 2022, Gostick was ranked as a top 10 Global Guru in Leadership and Organizational Culture.
As an executive coach, Gostick is a member of Marshall Goldsmith’s 100 Coaches cohort. His consulting clients include PepsiCo, Bank of America, Cisco, Rolls Royce, and Duracell.
Teamwork & Leading High-Performance Teams
THE DILEMMA: 96% of executive cite poor collaboration as the main source of workplace failures. How can we lead teams to improved performance given the volatility and challenges teams face today:
Increased speed of change
Need to work more cross-functionally
Emergence of more remote, global & gig workers
Rise of the Millennials & Gen Z
THE RESEARCH: Based on an 850,000-person study of today’s most profitable, innovative work teams, New York Times bestselling author Adrian Gostick introduces the new science of teamwork.
THE RESULT: Adrian’s research shows a set of disciplines makes the biggest difference. He helps manage generational differences, speed productivity, inspire innovation and robust debate, and create true alignment around customers.
THE AUDIENCE: Designed for audiences of all levels— from individual contributors to CEOs—Adrian Gostick has presented on teamwork to corporate audi-ences and conferences worldwide. The session is always customized to an organization’s specific culture challenges based on pre-calls, interviews and research.
Leadership: 8 Leadership Practices for Extraordinary Business Results
THE DILEMMA: Leadership is about people, but many managers get so busy they lose sight of those who deliver the results. The best leaders have high expectations for their team members while also creating environments where their people know the plan, are focused on areas that need attention, and feel appreciated for every step forward.
THE RESEARCH: The world’s #3 ranked leadership speaker, Adrian Gostick brings 20 years of experience coaching executives and has surveyed more than 1 million working adults. He presents actionable steps for leaders to develop their skills in engaging and motivating.
THE RESULT: The payoffs in getting this right come not only in leaders boosting performance and morale, but in gaining a better understand of their team mem-bers, how they are contributing, and what more they have to give. Audiences will learn how to:
Solicit and act on input
Create positive accountability
Look for small wins
Reinforce core values
Develop a culture of gratitude
THE AUDIENCE: Designed for senior leaders and man-agers (can be tailored to include all employees), Adrian Gostick has presented on leadership issues to corporate audiences and conferences worldwide. The session is always customized to an organization’s specific culture challenges based on pre-calls, interviews and research
The Future of Work
What are managers to do now that operations seem headed toward a new way of working? How do they build and maintain culture, ensure accountability, and focus their people on the right behaviors in this new future of work?
New York Times bestselling authors and top-ten global leadership experts Adrian Gostick & Chester Elton help organizations learn to work more effectively in multidimensional cultures.
They teach leaders to:
Communicate more effectively in a hybrid environment
Build stronger cultures with diverse, global, remote team members
Enhance innovation and give people a voice
Tackle growing anxiety & mental health issues
Help team members deal with uncertainty
Build resilience in times of change
Leading With Gratitude
For leaders working to retain great talent & engage their people, the solution might be right under our noses. In their Leading with Gratitude keynote, New York Times bestsellers and corporate culture gurus Adrian Gostick & Chester Elton introduce research that shows how a few vital leadership skills—when done right—can boost employee engagement and reduce turnover. They also unveil the fascinating science behind why so many managers resist (aka: suck at) something so seemingly simple as gratitude.
Audiences will learn:
How gratitude helps managers understand the value their people are contributing—and what more their team members may have to give How appreciation of employee efforts can enhance motivation & productivity, especially during times of change—81% of people say they’d work harder if their boss were more grateful
How leaders can master this skill to enhance team performance & trust—introducing the 8 most powerful gratitude practices
Culture & Engagement: Building an All-In Culture, Managing Change & Enhancing Engagement
THE DILEMMA: 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.
THE RESEARCH: New York Times bestselling author Adrian Gostick presents the findings of an unprecedented 300,000-person study on high-performance cultures.
THE RESULT: Gostick offers managers at all levels specific how-tos for each step, and tells fascinating stories of leaders in action that vividly depict just how these powerful methods can be implemented.
Based on this breakthrough research and his extensive consulting experience with a who’s-who of successful organizations, he presents a simple roadmap to create a high-achieving culture where employees are engaged, enabled and energized.
Audiences will learn:
The 3 research-based characteristics of the world’s most profitable, productive organizational and team cultures;
The 7 steps today’s most successful leaders use to generate buy-in and enhance engagement;
How managers at any level can build a workgroup culture where employees commit to the culture and give an extra push of effort.
THE AUDIENCE: Designed for senior leaders and managers (can be tailored to include all employees), Adrian Gostick has presented on culture and engagement to corporate audiences and conferences worldwide. The session is always customized to an organization’s specific culture challenges based on pre-calls, interviews and research.
The Anxiety Solution: 8 Strategies to Help Teams Build Resilience, Handle Uncertainty, and Get Stuff Done
Even before the pandemic of 2020, anxiety was crippling the performance of workers - especially young employees. Today it is affecting productivity and leading to ghosting and burnout.
When the Wall Street Journal covered the anxiety epidemic at work, the first experts featured were New York Times bestselling authors Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton. In their major new spring 2021 release for Harper Business, "Anxiety at Work," they offer 8 tactics for managers to help their employees build resilience.
Spot the signs of employees hiding anxiety
Have people speak up when feeling overwhelmed
Beat perfectionism and get things done
Instill an ethic of inclusion and support
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