The Carrot Guys

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The Carrot Guys

Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton

Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton’s shared message on employee engagement will change the way you do business. Co-authors of the critically acclaimed, bestselling business books The 24-Carrot Manager, and A Carrot a Day, they are consultants to Fortune 500 companies who speak to more than 100,000 each year on the power of effective, strategic employee recognition.

Self-dubbed as “The Carrot Guys,” they will motivate your managers and get your leaders engaged in the principles and how-to’s of recognition.

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The Best TEAM Wins: The 5 Disciplines of Today’s Most Effective Team Leaders

The Dilemma. The vast majority of employees’ days are now spent working collaboratively, but still 96 percent of executives cite poor teamwork as the main source of workplace failures in their organizations. It might be the most-pressing question organizations must address: How can managers lead their teams to improved performance given the volatility and challenges we face today?

The Research. Based on an 850,000-person study of the most profitable, innovative work teams, New York Times bestselling authors Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton introduce audiences to the new science of teamwork—helping leaders deal with the increased speed of change in business, global and remote employees, the rise of the Millennials, the need to work more cross-functionally across departments, and more.

The Result. Gostick and Elton’s research have discovered a set of leadership disciplines that make the biggest difference in building today’s best teams. They help leaders:

  • Manage to the One—Identify the drivers of each team member for maximum engagement
  • Speed Productivity—Help new people and teams work faster & smarter
  • Challenge Everything—Inspire greater innovation through healthy debate
  • Focus on Customers—Build bridges across functions, cultures, and distance

The Audience. Designed for senior leaders and managers (although often tailored to include all employees), Gostick and Elton have presented The Best Team Wins to corporate audiences and association conferences worldwide.

All In: How Great Leaders Develop a Culture of Belief and Deliver Big Results

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. If a culture is clear, positive, and strong, then people will believe what they do matters and that they can make a difference. If a culture is dysfunctional—chaotic, combative or indifferent—employees will spend more time thinking about why the people sitting next to them should be fired than getting fired up themselves.

The Research: Teaming up with research giant Towers Watson, #1 bestselling authors Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton present the findings of an unprecedented 300,000-person study conducted in the worst of the recession for their book All In. Based on this breakthrough research and his extensive consulting experience with a who’s-who of successful organizations, they presents a simple roadmap that all managers can follow to create a high-achieving culture in their own teams where employees are engaged, enabled and energized.

The Result: Gostick and Elton offer specific how-tos for each step, and tell fascinating stories of leaders in action that vividly depict just how these powerful methods can be implemented. 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
  • How managers at any level can build a productive workgroup culture of their own where employees commit to the culture and give an extra push of effort.

The Audience: Designed for senior leaders and managers (although sometimes tailored to include all employees), Gostick and Elton have presented “All In” to corporate audiences and association conferences worldwide. The session is typically customized to an organization’s specific culture challenges.

Carrots 2.0: How Today’s Managers Use Recognition to Engage Their People, Retain Talent, And Accelerate Performance

The Dilemma: Most managers want to create cultures where their teams achieve above-and-beyond results, but for a culture to really take off teammates must encourage each other on a daily basis. The answer is in rooting for each other: having each other’s backs, appreciating strengths, and recognizing strategic behaviors.

The Research: Based the #1 bestselling book The Carrot Principle, which unveiled a 10-year, 200,000- person survey, Gostick and Elton have become the preeminent authorities on employee recognition. Now, they introduce us to Carrots 2.0—showing incontrovertible evidence that today’s employees respond best when they are recognized for things they are good at and for those actions where they had to stretch.

The Result: Gostick and Elton introduce audiences to new generational and industry-specific data from his 2016 proprietary survey of 14,000 working adults—helping managers link recognition to what is most meaningful to their employees. They introduce practical concepts that help managers encourage excellence, including ideas such as appreciation vs. recognition, effort vs. achievement, and praise vs. rewards. They show how great managers lead with carrots, not sticks and in doing so achieve higher:

  • Productivity
  • Engagement
  • Retention
  • Customer Satisfaction

The Audience: Designed for managers, Gostick and Elton have presented “Carrots 2.0” to corporate audiences and associations worldwide. The session is typically customized to an organization’s specific recognition needs and can also include the organization’s available R&R tools.