Adrian Gostick

“The organizations we work with are looking to attract, develop and engage the best people to achieve outstanding results. This only happens when leaders at all levels develop the skills necessary to foster a thriving culture where people feel engaged, enabled, and energized,” says bestselling author Adrian Gostick

In his data-driven, inspiring, and always entertaining keynotes, Adrian provides real tools to enhance high-performance organizational cultures. His talks are designed to develop each participant’s role as a leader, fostering greater buy-in to strategy, building collaboration, and developing greater focus within their teams; and to drive overall employee engagement, helping leaders understand they are in control of their culture and can build loyalty and commitment – even during challenging times.

Adrian’s presentations are customized based on his research and interviews with senior executives in client organizations, and may include a combination of content from his most requested keynotes summarized below. He brings data and case studies gathered from more than 20 years researching high performance organizations—including engagement drivers by generations, diversity & inclusion, innovation, change management, and more.


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.

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. 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