Adrian Gostick – How To Become A Better Leader

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How Leaders Can Become Better
How Great Leaders Develop a Culture of Belief & Deliver Big Results

Global workplace expert & thought leader in the fields of corporate culture, leadership & engagement

Past clients include: ADT, Bank of America, Bridgestone, Morgan Stanley, Intel, Microsoft, P&G, McDonalds, Pizza Hut


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.



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.


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.


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.

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

The Dilemma: 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.

The Research: 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.

The Result: 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.

Additional Presentations by Adrian Gostick

The Engagement Effect: How the Best Managers Are Engaging Employees to Meet the Needs of a Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous World

Carrots 2.0: How Today’s Managers Use Recognition to Engage Their People, Retain Talent, and Accelerate Performance

What Motivates Me?: How to Lead and Retain Generations in the Workplace

Leading with Gratitude Book cover Adrian Gostick