Adrian Gostick: Biography highlights
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’s Background
How do today’s best leaders accelerate business results? By engaging their employees to execute on strategy, vision, and values. In his challenging, information-packed talks, #1 bestselling leadership author Adrian Gostick provides real solutions to develop robust cultures, increase employee engagement, lead high-performance teams, managing change and driving innovation.
Gostick is a global workplace expert and thought leader in the fields of corporate culture, leadership, and engagement. 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. He is founder of the training and consulting company The Culture Works and author of the #1 New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestsellers All In, The Carrot Principle and The Best Team Wins. His books have been translated into 30 languages and have sold 1.5 million copies around the world.
As a leadership expert, he has been called “fascinating,” by Fortune magazine, “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. Gostick is ranked #3 on the list of the world’s top Leadership Gurus and #9 in organizational culture. If you Google the 30 Top Leadership Gurus, he is on the list alongside Jack Welch and Jim Collins. His consulting clients include Cisco, Danaher, Bank of America, Rolls Royce, Michigan Medicine, American Express, HP, California Pizza Kitchen, Stanford Business School, and Mayo Clinic.
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“A convincing veteran business author”
Wall Street Journal
“His research is admirable and startling”
“Adrian’s messages were right on and resonated beautifully with all. His wonderful delivery of insightful leadership lessons with great humor captured the minds and hearts of all. As one participant said, ‘Adrian spoke for an hour and if he went for two hours, we’d still be with him.”
“Extremely engaging and motivating talk! Most importantly, you tailored the content perfectly to ensure it was relevant to our fast-paced and forever-changing needs.”
Hudson's Bay Company
“Absolutely perfect and aligned to what we want—a high performance culture. Feedback from all attendees has been excellent! He left us all with practical tools to improve our leadership and company.”
“An impactful, energizing presentation. Our surgeons were all extremely impressed with Adrian’s ability to weave his work with our organizational challenges and provide practical solutions. Absolutely flawless!”
“His work on leadership abounds with remarkable evidence”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
California Pizza Kitchen
“What can I say, Adrian was awesome! He delivered a fantastic message that left our people inspired at our annual GM Conference. We will see him again soon.”
Adrian's speaking topics
All In: How the best leaders create 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-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.
The Best Team Wins: 5 disciplines of the 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 most-pressing question organizations must address: How can managers better lead teams to improved performance given the volatility and challenges they face today.
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 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.