Chester Elton

Chester Elton

Bestselling Leadership Author

Chester Elton has spent two decades helping clients engage their employees to execute on strategy, vision, and values. In his provocative, inspiring, and always-entertaining speeches, the #1 bestselling leadership author provides real solutions to leaders looking to manage change, drive innovation, and lead a multi-generational workforce. Elton’s work is supported by research with more than 1 million working adults, revealing the proven secrets behind high-performance cultures and teams.

Elton has been called the “apostle of appreciation” by the Globe and Mail, “creative and refreshing‚” by the New York Times, and a “must read for modern managers” by CNN. He is the co-author of the multiple award-winning #1 bestselling leadership books, All In, The Carrot Principle, and The Best Team Wins. Elton is also the co-founder of The Culture Works, a global training and consulting company.

In 2018, Elton was ranked among the top 30 experts in leadership and organizational culture by Global Gurus, and he is a member of Marshall Goldsmith’s MG100 “Pay it Forward” coaching project. He serves as a leadership consultant to firms such as American Express, AT&T, Avis Budget Group 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: Chester Elton 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), Elton 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: 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: Chester Elton’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 — Elton 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.

Eight 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 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), Chester Elton 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.