Adrian Gostick

#1 New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestselling Author

Adrian Gostick
  • Author of two best-sellers that have been translated into 30 languages
  • Ranked one of the top 30 Leadership Gurus of 2013 by Global Gurus
  • Consults for Rolls Royce, American Express, Hard Rock Café, and Bank of America
  • Advises top companies on leadership and the importance of a collaborative and positive corporate culture

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Adrian Gostick is author of the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestsellers The Carrot Principle and All In. His books have been translated into 30 languages and have sold more than a million copies around the world.

As a workplace expert, Adrian was called a “must read for modern-day managers” by Larry King, “creative and refreshing” by the New York Times and “fascinating,” by Fortune magazine. He has appeared on NBC’s Today Show and CNN, and has been quoted in The Economist, Newsweek, and the Harvard Business Review. And if you Google the 30 top leadership gurus of 2013, you’ll find Adrian Gostick at number 16, right behind Jim Collins and Jack Welch and just ahead of Ram Charan, Seth Godin and Tom Peters.

Adrian earned a master’s degree in Leadership from Seton Hall University where he is a guest lecturer on workplace culture, and is a founding partner of The Culture Works, a global consultancy focused on helping organizations building high-performance work cultures. He has consulted with organizations such as Bank of America, Rolls Royce, American Express, California Pizza Kitchen and Hard Rock Café. He is most proud, however, to be the father of the world’s greatest soccer goalkeeper.

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Adrian Gostick: Happiness in 2018

Adrian Gostick: Workplace Culture

Adrian Gostick: 2014 Speaker Reel

Adrian Gostick: Getting More With Less

All In - How Great Leaders Develop a Culture of Belief and Deliver Big Results. In this interactive and engaging session based on the New York Times bestselling business book “All In”—which includes research from more than 300,000 people in high-performance organizations—Adrian Gostick will teach leaders how to EngageEnable and Energize their workforces. The formula of E+E+E outlines how high-performance organizations deliver extraordinary results by creating a vibrant, productive culture where people believe that what they do matters and that they can make a difference.

In this presentation, Adrian will relate fascinating stories of leaders in action that vividly depict just how these powerful methods can be implemented. Audiences will learn:

  • The 3 characteristics of the world’s most profitable, productive organizational and team cultures. 
  • The 7 steps today’s most successful managers 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 that extra push of effort. 

The Orange Revolution – How One Great Team Can Transform an Entire Organization. New York Times bestselling author Adrian Gostick transformed the corporate playing field with The Orange Revolution. This presentation reveals the synergy that exists among teams in the world’s most respected and innovative organizations—and teaches leaders how to tap into the power within any group of individuals. Adrian will show how to achieve true teamwork, and how that can produce results that can immediately increase:

  • Productivity
  • Engagement
  • Loyalty
  • Innovation
  • Bottom-line results 

The Carrot Principle – How the Best Managers use Recognition to Engage their People, Retain Talent and Accelerate Performance. New York TimesUSA Today and Wall Street Journal bestseller, The Carrot Principle has become the preeminent source on employee engagement and recognition. Attendees will learn how the transformative power of purpose-based recognition produces astonishing increases in operating results. Adrian shows how great managers lead with carrots, not sticks and in doing so achieve higher: productivity, engagement retention, and customer satisfaction.

Employee Engagement: The Deep Dive. 90% of senior leaders believe employee engagement is a key driver of business performance, but only 24% think their employees are engaged enough to move their businesses forward. New York Times bestselling authors Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton are founding partners of The Conference Board’s Engagement Institute, and have unprecedented access to meta-data on engagement that includes hundreds of thousands of employees in some the world’s highest performing organizations. In a fresh, humorous and thought-provoking keynote, Gostick & Elton can show exactly how real leaders move the needle on employee engagement. The authors drill deep with case studies and practical examples of known drivers of engagement such as open & honest communication, people development and recognition.

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