May 252013

In Conversation with Chester Elton:
Leadership and Culture

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Chester Elton
Realizing Leadership in Conversation
Called the “apostle of appreciation,” by the Globe and Mail, Canada’s largest newspaper, and “creative and refreshing” by the New York Times, Chester Elton is co-author of several successful leadership books and is an in-demand speaker the world over.

Elton’s books have been translated into over 20 languages and have sold more than a million copies worldwide. His latest book, co-authored by Adrian Gostick, is All In, where they teamed up with research giant Towers Watson, to present an unprecedented 300,000-person study conducted during the worst of this recession.

The data reveals that today’s high-performance organizations have a distinctive kind of culture in which employees believe in their leaders and the company’s mission, values, and goals. These employees are not only engaged, but also enabled and energized, which leads to astonishing results—average annual operating revenues three times higher than companies lacking such a positive culture. Based on this breakthrough research and their extensive consulting experience with the who’s-who of successful companies, they present a simple 7-step road map that all managers can follow to create a high-achieving culture within their own teams.

Other immensely popular books by the duo include The Carrot Principle by Simon & Schuster has been a regular New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller, and 24-Carrot Manager has been called a “must read for modern-day managers” by Larry King of CNN. The Orange Revolution was the number one selling business book in the United States according to the Wall Street Journal.

As a motivation expert, Chester has been featured in The Financial Times, Washington Post, Fast Company and the New York Times. He has been featured on 60 Minutes, CNN, ABC’s Money Matters, MSNBC and National Public Radio.

Chester has spoken to delighted audiences from Seattle to Singapore and from Toronto to Istanbul. He holds the acclaim of being the highest rated speaker at the national Society for Human Resource Management annual conference (Bill Cosby was the number-two rated speaker). He serves as an employee engagement consultant to firms such as Pepsi, American Express, Madison Square Garden, Avis Budget Group and Texas Roadhouse.

For more information, visit Chester’s website at


Other authors and articles in this issue:

Nancy Daniels
Move on Stage But Don’t Pace
The Voice Lady Nancy Daniels offers private, corporate and group workshops in voice and presentation skills as well as Voicing It!, the only video training program on voice improvement. Get started improving your presentation skills using Nancy’s free eBook, The #1 Secret for Improving Your Speaking Voice. To discover the best means of adding some life to your voice and your delivery, watch a brief video as The Voice Lady describes Dynamic Public Speaking and visit her website,, for more information and resources to enhance your speaking skills.


David M. Dye
Get Out of Your Way
David works with leaders who want to get more done with engaged teams. He shares twenty years’ wisdom earned as an elected official, nonprofit executive, and volunteer leader. He is the author of The Seven Things Your Team Needs to Hear You Say, regularly speaks and writes about effective leadership, and believes everyone can master the essentials of influence.

Connect with David today via Twitter, the Trailblaze Blog, LinkedIn, Facebook, or Google+.

Scott Mabry
Leadership Anonymous
Starting out as a school teacher, Scott fell in love with leadership when he realized the opportunity to impact the lives of people in the context of work. He is passionate about the integration of spirit and purpose with work. He calls this “bringing your soul to work.” A self-proclaimed change agent, community builder and culture fanatic, Scott has over 23 years as a business leader but in truth he never really stopped teaching. You can learn more about Scott through his blog ELUMN8 and connect with him on Twitter, @scott_elumn8.