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Identify and Address Anxiety at Work Before it Takes Hold with guest expert Chester Elton 315: Identify and Address Anxiety at Work Before it Takes Hold with guest expert Chester Elton

My Quest for the Best with Bill Ringle

Chester Elton, co-author of Anxiety at Work: 8 Strategies to Help Teams Build Resilience, Handle Uncertainty, and Get Stuff Done Chester Elton and Bill Ringle discuss the obvious and subtle impacts of stress and anxiety that disrupt effective communications and collaborations in the workplace for small business leaders. >>> Visit MyQuestforTheBest.com for complete show notes and more expert advice and inspiring stories to propel your small business growth. My Quest for the Best is a top-rated small business podcast with over 300 episodes of thought-provoking and insightful interviews with today’s top thought leaders and business experts. Host Bill Ringle’s mission with this show is to provide the strategies, insights, and resources that will unlock the growth potential of your business through these powerful conversations. body .audioplayer.skin-wave.playerid-42291595:not(.a) .ap-controls .con-playpause .playbtn , body .audioplayer.skin-wave.playerid-42291595:not(.a) .ap-controls .con-playpause .pausebtn { background-color: #111111;} jQuery(document).ready(function ($){var settings_ap42291595 = { design_skin: "skin-wave" ,autoplay: "off",disable_volume:"default" ,loop:"off" ,cue: "on" ,embedded: "off" ,preload_method:"metadata" ,design_animateplaypause:"default" ,skinwave_dynamicwaves:"off" ,skinwave_enableSpectrum:"off" ,skinwave_enableReflect:"on",settings_backup_type:"full",playfrom:"off",disable_scrub:"off",soundcloud_apikey:"" ,skinwave_comments_enable:"on",settings_php_handler:window.ajaxurl,skinwave_mode:"normal",skinwave_wave_mode:"canvas",pcm_data_try_to_generate: "on","pcm_notice": "off","notice_no_media": "on",design_color_bg: "111111",design_color_highlight: "ef6b13",skinwave_wave_mode_canvas_waves_number: "3",skinwave_wave_mode_canvas_waves_padding: "1",skinwave_wave_mode_canvas_reflection_size: "0.25",skinwave_wave_mode_canvas_mode:"normal",preview_on_hover:"off",skinwave_comments_playerid:"42291595",php_retriever:"https://myquestforthebest.com/wp-content/plugins/dzs-zoomsounds/soundcloudretriever.php" }; try{ dzsap_init(".ap_idx_24555_22",settings_ap42291595); }catch(err){ console.warn("cannot init player", err); } }); Interview Insights Top 3 Takeaways from this Interview Anxiety is a looming dark cloud above our heads, but it doesn’t need to stay that way forever. The difference between stress and anxiety is that stress tends to be much more momentary. Perfectionism is counter-productive. It is important to remember that whenever we try to give our best, things won’t always go our way, but instead of seeing them as just mistakes, take them as learning opportunities. Read the Show Notes from this Episode Chester shares about his father, John, whose big presence in his life inspired him growing up. [01:28] Mending their friendship after an argument, CEO Kent Murdoch and Chester highly values mutual respect. [03:03] A survey conducted by Cisco tallied that 80% of workers, 40% of which are millenials, suffer from anxiety. [06:15] He talks about Chris, a CEO in a big company based in London, and how anxiety shouldn’t be an impairment to managers. [08:49] Derek, the CEO of Life Guides, shares to Chester a heartbreaking story about his employee and why asking for our employee’s welfare is essential. [14:07] Chester explains why our quest to be perfect is actually doing us more harm than good. [18:30] Chester tells us about his favorite CEO, Garry, and how mistakes are really learning opportunities. [20:00] My Quest for the Best Lightning Round begins [26:48] Subscribe on Your Favorite Podcast App Click to listen and subscribe to your favorite place to enjoy podcasts below so you are the first to know when a new episode is released. My Quest for the Best is the podcast where ambitious small business leaders discover strategies and tactics to unlock their growth potential. Give us a 5-star rating and positive review to make it easier for other small business owners to find and benefit from our work! Contact Info and Social Media for Chester Elton Primary Website Travels from: Summit, NJ Connect on LinkedIn | Twitter | Facebook | YouTube | Instagram Resources Mentioned Below are key people, places, books, quotes, websites and other resources that we discussed so you can explore further. Garry O. Ridge – Chief Executive Officer of WD-40 Company Pepsi’s former CEO Indra Nooyi said that when you assume positive intent about people, everything gets better. Adrian Gostick – co-author of Anxiety at Work Derek Lundsten – a proven growth-stage entrepreneur and technology maven with a specialization in e/m-learning. He is the current CEO of Life Guides. Gratitude and Pasta: The Secret Sauce for Human Connection by Chris Schembra Books Authored by Chester Elton


3 May 2021

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Managing Anxiety At Work By Leading With Gratitude with Chester Elton

David Burkus Presents

Managing Anxiety At Work By Leading With Gratitude with Chester Elton | David Burkus Presents | 02.13 David chats with Chester Elton, the co-author (with Adrian Gostick) of Anxiety at Work and Leading With Gratitude. David and Chester explore the causes of workplace stress and anxiety and the management practices that have proven successful in reducing tension and cultivating calm. Moreover, the talk about how gratitude provides the antidote. Showing gratitude to employees is the easiest, fastest, most inexpensive way to boost performance. And in this interview, Chester outlines simple and easy ways to do it. Learn more about Chester at https://www.chesterelton.com/ Read "Anxiety at Work" at https://amzn.to/3uoWQbD Read "Leading with Gratitude" at https://amzn.to/2PFKq0h //ABOUT DAVID One of the world’s leading business thinkers, David Burkus’ forward-thinking ideas and bestselling books are helping leaders and teams do their best work ever. He is the best-selling author of four books about business and leadership. His books have won multiple awards and have been translated into dozens of languages. His insights on leadership and teamwork have been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review, USAToday, Fast Company, the Financial Times, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, CNN, the BBC, NPR, and CBS This Morning. Since 2017, Burkus has been ranked as one of the world’s top business thought leaders by Thinkers50. As a sought-after international speaker, his TED Talk has been viewed over 2 million times. He’s worked with leaders from organizations across all industries including Google, Stryker, Fidelity, Viacom, and even the US Naval Academy. A former business school professor, Burkus holds a master’s degree in organizational psychology from the University of Oklahoma, and a doctorate in strategic leadership from Regent University. //DO YOUR BEST WORK EVER If you liked this video and you want to help your team do their best work ever, check out the free resources we've compiled at https://davidburkus.com/resources //SPEAKING Like what you heard? Find more on David's speaking page (and find out about bringing him to your company or event) at https://davidburkus.com/keynote-speaker/ //CONNECT + LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidburkus/ + Twitter: http://twitter.com/davidburkus + Facebook: http://FB.com/DrDavidBurkus + Instagram: http://instagram.com/DavidBurkus


6 Apr 2021

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287: Harness the Power of Gratitude with Chester Elton

Get Yourself Optimized

According to today's guest, Chester Elton, creating a workplace surrounded by gratitude may boost overall performance. In his latest book, Leading with Gratitude, Chester mentions that new research shows gratitude increases engagement, strengthens bonds, and reduces turnover. What's the best and quickest way to implement this? Everything should start with you. Chester Elton has spent two decades helping clients engage their employees to execute strategy, vision, and values. He has been called the "apostle of appreciation" by Canada's Globe and Mail, "creative and refreshing‚" by the New York Times, and a "must-read for modern managers" by CNN. For a lighthearted episode that will not fail to inspire, join Chester and me on Get Yourself Optimized. The show notes, including the transcript and checklist to this episode, are at getyourselfoptimized.com/287


18 Feb 2021

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Ep16. Chester Elton - How gratitude could revolutionise your life

The Meaningful Life with Andrew G. Marshall

What does gratitude actually mean? It isn’t just about being nice or saying thank you a lot. According to Chester Elton, who has been called “the apostle of appreciation”, gratitude cuts to the heart of who we really are. Gratitude exists at an emotional level and is about who is in our lives, what we find meaningful and how we live.  If we make time for gratitude, we can find a way to live that makes everything less stressful. In this episode, Chester and Andrew talk through the ways we can build gratitude into everyday life, adding meaning and lightness to our daily routines. Chester has also carried out extensive research into how gratitude can help us lead in the workplace. His books, co-authored with Adrian Gostick,  include Leading With Gratitude and All In: How the Best Managers Create a Culture of Belief and Drive Big Results. Follow Up Join our Supporters Club to access exclusive behind-the-scenes content, fan requests and the chance to ask Andrew your own questions. Membership starts at just £4.50. Read Chester Elton’s Leading with Gratitude Book Sign up for Chester Elton’s free LinkedIn newsletter, The Gratitude Journal Read Chester Elton’s article on Why We Should be Grateful for Hard Times Read Jay Shetty’s book Think Like A Monk: Train Your Mind for Peace and Purpose Every Day Read Andrew’s advice on keeping a journal of your life and emotions. Get Andrew’s advice on creating real change in your life and relationships in his book Wake Up and Change Your Life: How to Survive a Crisis and Be Stronger, Wiser and Happier Andrew offers regular advice on love, marriage and finding meaning in your life via his social channels. Follow him on: Twitter https://twitter.com/andrewgmarshall Facebook https://www.facebook.com/AndrewGMarshallTherapy YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCF5gT7ru5sblpFaU2-iWTTw


25 Jan 2021

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Leadership in the Modern World with Chester Elton

Redefining The Top 1%

Brace yourself for another jam-packed episode! I enjoyed chatting with today’s guest, Chester Elton, and it really felt like one episode is not enough to pick his brain. I’ll make sure to have him back. One of today’s most influential voices in workplace trends, Chester Elton, has spent two decades helping clients engage their employees in executing strategy, vision, and values. In his provocative, inspiring, and always entertaining talks, #1 bestselling leadership author Chester Elton provides real solutions to leaders looking to manage change, drive innovation, and lead a multi-generational workforce. Elton’s work is supported by research with more than 1,000,000 working adults, revealing the proven secrets behind high-performance cultures and teams. Elton is co-author of the multiple award-winning New York Times and #1 USA Today and Wall Street Journal best-selling leadership books, All In, The Carrot Principle, and The Best Team Wins. Elton is the co-founder of The Culture Works, a global training company, and a board member of Camp Corral, a non-profit for the children of wounded and fallen military heroes. He serves as a leadership consultant to firms such as American Express, AT&T, Avis Budget Group, and Procter & Gamble. In this episode, we talked about leadership, motivation, gratitude, and many more! Tune in to find out tips and strategies on becoming a good leader and how to handle anxiety at work. Chester is also very kind to offer their $40 Motivators Assessment for FREE, so don’t miss this one! Episode Highlights: ●       Leadership in the Modern World [3:15] ●       Getting to Where Chester Is Today [11:30] ●       The Team-Authorship Concept [19:05] ●       Importance of Knowing Your Team on an Individual Level [22:30] ●       Motivators Assessment from The Culture Works [26:15] ●       Myths about the Millennials and Generation Z [30:15] ●       Handling Anxiety at Work [34:50] ●       Chester Shares a Gratitude Practice [38:40] ●       Importance of Reimposing Your Core Values [42:35] AND MUCH MORE! Resources Mentioned In This Episode: ●       I believe anyone can be a leader in today’s world. That’s why I’ve created a short, user-friendly book called Redefining the Top 1 Percent. Get your FREE copy by joining our Facebook Group here. Not only are you getting a free copy of my book, but you’ll also get lots of FREE training and resources on a weekly basis. ●       Know more about Chester and his works by visiting his website at chesterelton.com. ●       Get some tips and strategies on being a good leader, enhancing work culture, and building effective teams at thecultureworks.com. ●       Get your FREE Motivators Assessment from The Culture Works by sending an email to christy@thecultureworks.com. ●       Subscribe to Chester’s The Gratitude Journal, a roadmap to creating a culture of gratitude. ●       In Case You Missed It: I sat down with Tasha Eurich, and we talked about Bankable Leadership in Episode 111 of The Top 1% Podcast. ●       Grab your copy of Chester’s newest book, Leading with Gratitude, and know more about eight simple ways managers can show employees they are valued. ●       Make sure to also check out Chester’s other best-selling books: o   All In o   The Carrot Principle o   The Best Team Wins ●       Connect with Chester: o   Facebook o   Twitter o   Instagram o   LinkedIn o   YouTube ●       Mentioned Books: o   The Talent Equation by Lorin Hitt, Matt Ferguson, and Prasanna Tambe o   American Icon by Bryce G. Hoffman Quotes: “You can never have too many good leaders.” “The work culture stems from the leader. As a leader, the way you behave, your values, your principles, gives everyone else permission to act the same way.” “When you do the right thing for the right reason when you are a good person, you attract good people, and good things happen.” “We think of ourselves in a way that we want to be.” “As your life changes, your motivators re-align.” “It was less about the trophy and the plaques. It was more about legacy.” “If you don’t know what’s going on in your people’s personal lives, how can you ever expect them to be productive?” “If you don’t know how to deal with anxiety in your workplace right now, you are dead on arrival.” “You can be demanding, and you can be kind.” Ways to Subscribe to Redefining The Top One Percent: Apple Podcast Stitcher PlayerFM Spotify


19 Nov 2020

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Episode 065. Transform Culture with Gratitude Guru and Bestselling Author Chester Elton

Leadership Lab with Dr. Patrick Leddin

Chester Elton is an influential New York Times bestselling author, described as the "apostle of appreciation" whose work aims to add gratitude to the everyday work environment in order to bolster morale, gain efficiency, and increase profitability. His books have been translated into 30 languages and have sold more than 1.5 million copies. Join Patrick and Chester in the Leadership Lab for this conversation about how to be more grateful for your work and your team, and how closing the gratitude gap will drive your team to greatness. You can find out more about Chester at chesterelton.com.


4 Nov 2020

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Leading With Gratitude - with Chester Elton, World Renowned Leadership And Organisational Culture Expert

Scale Up Your Business Podcast

Nick talks to Chester Elton, author, speaker, founder of The Culture Works, and leading global expert on leadership, culture, and engaging your people. Chester joins Scale Up Your Business to talk about his book, ‘Leading With Gratitude’, and why gratitude in business is so important in effective leadership. If you’re struggling to build great teams and instil your culture, then this week’s show is a must-listen! KEY TAKEAWAYS Travel, spending time in different cultures, and getting out of your comfort zone, grants you a series of life lessons and teaching that you simply can’t get from academia. When taking on a new responsibility or pursuit, the more you do it the better you get. You can’t expect to walk into a new skill. It’ll be hard at first, but stick with it. We are never too advanced in our field to stop receiving guidance from coaches or mentors. Even the top athletes in the world still retain the services of coaches in order to keep growing. You can’t be fearful and grateful at the same time. Focussing on the positives in our life not only eliminates fear but promotes a positive state and mindset, and encourages productivity. 99% of the world turning up in the hopes that they’ll do a good job, but mistakes will inevitably happen, and that’s okay.  BEST MOMENTS ‘You treat everybody well. You be good to everybody. Everybody’s having a tough day’ ‘Who are you grateful for that’s not at the table. Who are you grateful for who’s at the table, who hasn’t been thanked yet?’ ‘Your job is to wake up every day and make someone’s day a little better’ ‘Anything that you start, that you’ve never done, is difficult’ ‘We call it “little wins along the way"' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up Your Business – scaleup.vip/podcast Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Generate 20 New Leads in 20 Days - download your free 5-step guide to put in place my top-performing customer creation strategies:  scaleup.vip/20leads Chester Elton - https://www.chesterelton.com/welcome Chester Elton LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/chesterelton/ Leading With Gratitude (Amazon) www.leadingwithgratitudebook.com ABOUT THE HOST My name is Nick Bradley. I’m an entrepreneur, author, speaker and investor. My background is in growing and scaling VC and Private Equity backed businesses. Having successfully built, bought and sold a number of companies, and removed myself from day-to-day operations, my focus now is on helping entrepreneurs get to where they want to be, in business and in life. As well as investing in growth businesses and backing turnarounds - with the ultimate aim of creating value from significant capital events. I’m passionate about personal and professional development - showing up and being the best version of myself ... every day. My bigger vision is to help bring entrepreneurial skills, experience and mindset to people in developing nations - so they can follow their dreams, live life more on their terms - utilising entrepreneurship as a global force for good. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook Page: https://scaleup.vip/FBNick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LINick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IGNick’s website: https://scaleup.vip/NBScale Up Your Business website: https://scaleup.vip/suybSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


9 Sep 2020

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[Sweet Process Series] Why Leading with Gratitude is a Must-Have Skill with Chester Elton of The Culture Works

INspired INsider Podcast

Chester Elton is the co-founder of The Culture Works, a global training company trusted by companies with the world’s best cultures, including Starbucks, Johnson & Johnson, and many more. He and Adrian Gostick co-authored books like All In, The Best Team Wins, The Care Principle, and Leading with Gratitude: The Eight leadership practices for extraordinary business results.  Chester has spent decades helping clients engage their employees to execute strategies, vision, and values. He provides real solutions to leaders who are looking to manage change, drive innovation, and lead a multi-generational workforce.  In this episode… Leading with gratitude is a must-have skill for leaders—period. It's what separates everyday leaders from extraordinary ones like Bill Manning, Garry Ridge, and Dave Kerpen. But Chester Elton, the "apostle of appreciation”, has found that not many leaders understand what leading with gratitude means. And even when they might have a glimmer of an idea of what it meant, they didn’t know how to implement it in their companies in a way that would positively impact their bottom line.  In this episode of the Inspired Insider, Dr. Jeremy Weisz talks with best selling author Chester Elton about leading with gratitude and what it means for leaders and organizations. They discuss topics like how to get into the habit of gratitude, the value of employee recognition, and the common myths about the implementation of the culture of gratitude in their teams. Stay tuned.


21 Aug 2020

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Leading through uncertain times: Host Michael Keegan welcomes author Chester Elton on leading with gratitude

The Business of Government Hour

Why is gratitude an essential quality in an effective leader today? What practices can help leaders in uncertain times? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more on The Business of Government Special Edition.


17 Aug 2020

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368: Chester Elton, part 1: Asking and listening across color lines

This Sustainable Life

You're about to hear a conversation post-George Floyd by two leadership writers. Normally we write for mostly business audiences. this conversation felt more personal.Normally when a friend introduces a potential podcast guest, we start by talking each other's work and figure out scheduling. With Chester---maybe given his openness and, I think, mine, as well as the protests raging---we jumped into talking about race and our interactions with people of different color. We spoke for a couple hours about a topic that polite conversation often avoids, let alone makes it the first thing two people meeting for the first time discuss.Those past conversations set the tone for the conversation you're about to hear, also the continued protests, media discussion, and our growing friendship to keep speaking more openly.I posted last week, 2020 in 9 words: “Everybody wants to be heard and nobody is listening.” I think my conversations with Chester helped prompt that insight. By contrast, he listens. I'm trying to learn from him.Do you know of people in authority showing the world that they are listening and making others feel understood? In fairness, can someone with a national voice, with all the protests from different angles, make a group or bunch of groups feel understood? . . . or even feel listened to?When I teach leading groups, I use Martin Luther King's Letter from Birmingham Jail as an example of someone making others feel understood, where his sharing his vulnerability as a father probably made his audience of protesters feel more understood and listened to than the ministers whose letter to the editor he responded to. It's the best historical example I can think of and I don't see renowned leaders following or matching him. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


4 Aug 2020