Adrian Gostick

  • Bestselling Leadership Author & Organizational Culture Expert

Adrian Gostick is author of the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestsellers The Carrot Principle, All In, and What Motivates Me. His latest book, The Best Team Wins, dives into the new science of high-performance and how a set of leadership disciplines makes the biggest difference. 

As a global workplace 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. If you Google the 30 Top Leadership Gurus, he is on the list along side Jack Welch and Jim Collins. His consulting clients include Danaher, Bank of America, Rolls Royce, JELD-WEN and California Pizza Kitchen.

 

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The undisputed thought leader in employee motivation.

A Sample of the Groups That Have Hosted Adrian Gostick
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Danaher
  • Hudson's Bay Company
  • Michigan Medicine
  • DHL Express
  • Boeing
  • Whirlpool
  • ASI
  • Hospira
  • CACI
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All In: How the Best Leaders Develop a Culture of Belief and Drive 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 teaches leaders how to Engage, Enable and Energize their workforces. His presentation outlines how high ...

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 teaches leaders how to Engage, Enable and Energize their workforces.

His presentation 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 stories of leaders in action that vividly depict just how these powerful methods can be implemented.

Your leaders 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 and belief.
  • 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 Best Team Wins: The 5 Disciplines of Today's Most Effective Team Leaders

  Based on an 850,000-person study of the most profitable, innovative work teams, Adrian Gostick introduces the new science of teamwork. The vast majority of employees now work collaboratively, but 96 percent of executives cite poor teamwork as the main source of workplace failures. It might be the ...

 

Based on an 850,000-person study of the most profitable, innovative work teams, Adrian Gostick introduces the new science of teamwork.

The vast majority of employees now work collaboratively, but 96 percent of executives cite poor teamwork as the main source of workplace failures. It might be the most-pressing question organizations must address: How can managers better lead teams to improved performance given the volatility and challenges they face today. This session introduces solutions to address:

  • Enhancing speed to productivity
  • Working cross-functionally
  • The rise of the Millennials/GenZ
  • Attracting & retaining great talent

Adrian’s research has shown a set of leadership disciplines that makes the biggest difference in building today’s best teams. His keynote will help your leaders:

  • Manage to the One—Identify the unique drivers of each team member for maximum motivation and loyalty
  • Speed Productivity—Help new people and teams work faster & smarter
  • Challenge Everything—Inspire innovation through healthy discord
  • Find Focus—Build bridges across functions, cultures, and distance

What Motivates Me: Put Your Passions to Work

Research shows employees who are the most engaged have work that aligns with what motivates them. Based on 75,000 people who have taken his Motivators Assessment™, Adrian helps leaders understand individual and team motivation. He also introduces the concept of Job Sculpting: Determining what may be ...

Research shows employees who are the most engaged have work that aligns with what motivates them. Based on 75,000 people who have taken his Motivators Assessment™, Adrian helps leaders understand individual and team motivation. He also introduces the concept of Job Sculpting: Determining what may be holding employees back from being fully engaged.

Career development has become the number one reason why people leave an organization. Adrian shows leaders how to have regular aspirational conversations with their team members to enhance development, productivity and loyalty. He will help leaders understand the organizational benefits of enhancing a team’s motivational mix to enhance inclusion and diversity of thought, and will unveil proprietary data on the motivators of various generations, industry and job types.

Carrots 2.0: How today’s managers use recognition to engage their people, retain talent, and accelerate performance

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 b ...

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.

Based on his #1 bestselling book The Carrot Principle, which unveiled a 10-year, 200,000- person survey, Adrian Gostick has become a preeminent authority on employee recognition. Now, he introduces 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.

Be a Better Manager by Friday: Real Skills for Inspiring Employees, Leading a Team, and Winning in Today’s Transformative Marketplace

For leaders looking to drive innovation, diversity, and inclusion in their teams, many established management practices are doing more harm than good. Too many leaders are dampening their employees’ exuberance and refreshing diversity with old-school management approaches that are killing their cult ...

For leaders looking to drive innovation, diversity, and inclusion in their teams, many established management practices are doing more harm than good. Too many leaders are dampening their employees’ exuberance and refreshing diversity with old-school management approaches that are killing their cultures.

Adrian Gostick has been one of the most influential voices in leadership research and organizational consulting for more than two decades, but it’s his research over the last few years that’s garnering extra attention. After surveying more than 14,000 working adults in 2015-16 alone, he has found 5 principles of effective leadership that managers in the 21st Century can employ to great effect, and 5 principles that must be avoided.

In a fresh, funny and challenging keynote presentation, Gostick debunks myths such as The Smartest Person in the Room, Treating Everyone the Same is Fair, Appreciation Comes in a Paycheck, and We’ll Let You Know if You Mess Up. He teaches audiences how to lead in such a way that today’s employees will follow—including establishing a clear future vision, enhancing diversity, increasing trust levels, and providing opportunity and growth development paths.

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Biography

 

#1 New York Times bestselling author Adrian Gostick provides real solutions to develop robust cultures, increase employee engagement, and lead high-performance teams.

His work is supported by research with more than 1 million working adults, revealing the proven secrets why some cultures and teams breakthrough and others don’t. His work has been called “fascinating” by Fortune, “creative and refreshing” by the New York Times, and a “must read for modern managers” by CNN. He has been featured on NBC's The Today Show, CBS 60 Minutes, and is often quoted in Fast Company, Newsweek, and the Wall Street Journal.

Adrian is the author of award-winning Wall Street Journal and the New York Times best selling leadership books All In, The Carrot Principle, and The Best Team Wins. His books have been translated into more than 30 languages and have sold more than 1.5 million copies worldwid

Gostick is ranked #3 on the list of the world’s top Leadership Gurus and #9 in organizational culture. His clients include Cisco, Danaher, Bank of America, Rolls Royce, Michigan Medicine, American Express, HP, California Pizza Kitchen, Stanford Business School, and Mayo Clinic.