Adrian Gostick

Author, Employee Engagement and Workplace Strategy Expert

Adrian Gostick is a successful business author and thought leader who helps businesses to retain employees and increase performance. His advice is simple - listen to what your people have to say and praise them for it. This straight forward message has produced remarkable results putting Adrian in the best seller lists and in high demand as a speaker around the world.

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Adrian Gostick helps businesses to retain employees and increase performance by listening to them. He works on the basis that open communication creates a better environment in which to lead a team: a simple but effective message that he picked up from talking to his English father who worked very happily as a parts designer for Rolls Royce for most of his life.


Adrian has written several successful books on employee engagement based on his Carrot Principle, which have cumulatively sold more than a million copies worldwide. His 2010 book of the same name has been a regular New York Times bestseller, and "24-Carrot Manager" has been called a must read for modern-day managers by Larry King of CNN. His 2010 book, "The Orange Revolution", was a Number1 Wall Street Journal bestseller.

As a leadership expert, he has appeared on NBCs Today Show, CNN, National Public Radio and others, and has been quoted in business publications such as The Economist, Financial Times, New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Fortune.

He is a founding partner of a global consultancy focused on helping organizations building high-performance work cultures. Clients include Bank of America, Rolls Royce, American Express, California Pizza Kitchen and Hard Rock Cafe

Current / Past Roles & Positions

  • Respected thought leader in employee motivation
  • Author of New York Times bestsellers The Carrot Principle and All In
  • Larry King calls his research a "must read for modern-day managers."

Awards, accolades, achievements, honours

Adrian earned a masters degree in Strategic Communication and Leadership from Seton Hall University, where he is a guest lecturer on organizational culture.

He recently presented to an audience of sixty Danaher Company presidents, Tom Joyce, the CEO embraced his message and Adrian was asked back to speak to the Danaher organisation across three countries.

Speaking Topics

  • Retaining and engaging employees
  • Leadership
  • Corporate Culture
  • Management


"A convincing veteran business author" - Newsweek

"His work on leadership abounds with remarkable evidence" - The Economist

"His research is.admirable and startling" - Wall Street Journal

"A huge thank you Adrian from the team at MS for attending our event in Hong Kong last month. Extremely engaging and motivating talk. Most importantly, he tailored the content perfectly to ensure it was relevant to the fast paced and forever changing needs of our clients." - Sally Williams Keenan, Executive Director Client Coverage, Prime Brokerage, Morgan Stanley

"Adrian gave a terrific presentation on employee engagement at our leadeship meeting. He stimulated a lot of energised discussion, and everyone enjoyed his talk very much. I especially appreciated that he went the extra mile to understand our particular issues and focal points and work them seamlessly into his presentation." - Kathryn Cassidy, Corporate SVP & Treasurer, General Electric

"The feedback was outstanding! Adrian made a significant and impactful contribution to our meeting and our journey as a company. Everyone is talking about "being in the wheelbarrow" and being "all-in". We now have some highly motivated senior leaders." - Mark Beck, CEO, Jeld-Wen

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