Adrian Gostick

Adrian Gostick

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 New York Times bestselling leadership author Adrian Gostick provides real solutions 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 bestselling books 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 writes on leadership strategy 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 the Wall Street Journal. In 2021, Gostick was ranked by Global Gurus among the top 10 gurus on both leadership and organizational culture.

As an executive coach, Gostick is a member of Marshall Goldsmith’s MG100 “Pay it Forward” Coaching Cohort. His consulting clients include Danaher, Bank of America, Cisco, Rolls Royce, and Procter & Gamble.


Building an All-In Culture, Managing Change and 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 Result: Adrian 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.

The Audience: Designed for senior leaders and managers (can be tailored to include all employees), 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 Five Disciplines of Today's Most Effective Work Groups

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 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 members, how they are contributing, and what more they have to give.

The Audience: Designed for senior leaders and managers (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.

Eight Leadership Practices for Extraordinary Business Results

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, including: increased speed of change, the need to work more cross-functionally, the emergence of more remote, global and gig workers, and the rise of Millennials and Gen Z?

The Result: Adrian Gostick’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 — Gostick has presented on teamwork 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.