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34 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Chester Elton. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Chester Elton, often where they are interviewed.

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34 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Chester Elton. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Chester Elton, often where they are interviewed.

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Leading with Gratitude and Adjusting to Now with Chester Elton

What's Next! with Tiffani Bova
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Welcome to the What's Next! podcast with Tiffani Bova.  

This week I am thrilled to welcome the incomparable Chester Elton. Chester is a Coach, Keynote Speaker, Organizational Culture, Employee Engagement, and Teamwork Expert, and the #1 Bestselling Business Author! Along with writing partner Adrian Gostick, he is a Bestselling Author of multiple Business and Leadership titles like The Carrot Principle, The Best Team Wins, and The Orange Revolution. His latest title, co-authored by writing partner Adrian Gostick, is Leading with Gratitude: Eight Leadership Practices for Extraordinary Business Results. 

THIS EPISODE IS PERFECT FOR… extroverts, introverts, sales, leaders, individuals... 

TODAY’S MAIN MESSAGE… When it comes to now, Chester digs deep on building momentum, building community, and nurturing relationships remotely, and what that might look like going forward. We are all having to learn quickly and are often leading from a place of uncertainty. Chester is here to help us lead from a place of gratitude. He’s do just that addressing how we can adjust, better communicate, and really lead with gratitude!  

WHAT  I  LOVE  MOST… Chester’s big asks: be more grateful, be more kind, be more patient. 

Running time: 30:55 

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Jul 02 2020



Gratitude and Leadership Ft. Chester Elton

Meeting Minds with Charles Eide
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Gratitude is extremely important, especially when it comes to leading others. This week Chester Elton sat down with Charles and Lisa to share how we go about gratitude and why it's important. 

Jun 19 2020



Getting to Yes, And… | Adrian Gostick & Chester Elton – ‘Leading With Gratitude’

Second City Works presents "Getting to Yes, And"
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Kelly talks to New York Times Bestselling authors Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton about their new book, “Leading with Gratitude: 8 Leadership Practices for Extraordinary Business Results.”

Jun 16 2020


94: Leading with Gratitude - Chester Elton

Getting Unstuck - Educators Leading Change
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It’s our pleasure to welcome Chester Elton back to Getting Unstuck. The thematic river that runs through Chester’s books, coaching and consulting is staff engagement and its impact. His research shows that performance and results improve when leaders authentically and purposefully engage their staff whether it’s in business or education. And the expression of authentic gratitude is one key way to engage staff.

Apr 28 2020



How To Stay Grateful with Chester Elton, Author of Leading with Gratitude

We Will Get Through This
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The first time I saw Chester, he was wearing one of his trademark orange shirts and was surrounded by adoring fans at a learning and development conference. It was clear that people loved him. To be honest, I was irritated. I wanted some of that mojo for myself!

When I got to know him years later, I discovered that, well, I loved him too … the man combines a big heart and a big brain in a way that’s irresistible. He is the author of a number of books that combined have sold north of 1.5 million copies. On the back of that thought leadership, he has worked for more than two decades helping organizations engage their employees in organizational strategy, vision, and values.

In our conversation we dig into the wisdom of his latest book, Leading with Gratitude. We crush the misunderstanding that gratitude is somehow self-indulgence; talk about what it takes to build up the gratitude muscle; wrestle with the “Hand of God” from an atheist’s (mine) point of view; and share the ritual Chester instituted to help his kids embrace the power of gratitude.

You can meet Chester at and, and follow him on LinkedIn.

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Apr 14 2020



Boundless #Rebooted Mini-Series EP17: Chester Elton on compassionate, positive leadership in a crisis

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This is Boundless Rebooted. During #Covid19, we are broadcasting daily. Sharing messages from international Thought Leaders, about mental wellbeing, about leadership and about the opportunities we have right now to make our world more resilient, collaborative and sustainable.

This episode is with Chester Elton. Chester is co-founder of The Culture Works and author of multiple award winning, #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 more than 1.5 million copies.

In this episode Chester tells the story of Kent Taylor, CEO of Texas Roadhouse. It’s an unbelievable example of courageous, modern, compassionate leadership. I hope you love this story as much as I do.

Apr 06 2020



Leading with Gratitude with Chester Elton

We're All in This Together
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Today’s episode is a refreshing break from the news of the day and the coronavirus, but is a really important conversation about how we can lead with gratitude in the midst of stress, challenge, and uncertainty, which is very much related to what’s going on in the world right now.  One of the most influential voices in workplace trends over the past two decades, Chester Elton, has been called ‘The Apostle of Appreciation.’ Along with Adrian Gostick, Chester has written twelve books on recognition, leadership, and culture, including five New York Times bestsellers. Their latest book, Leading with Gratitude: Eight Leadership Practices for Extraordinary Business Results, is a culmination of their years of work in this area and Chester has some interesting insights to share. Why is it so difficult to express gratitude in the workplace? How can we balance leading with gratitude against tackling business challenges? Will being grateful cause us to lose our edge? These are just a few of the topics Chester discusses with me in this enlightening conversation about the power of gratitude at work (and in life).

Key Takeaways:

[1:41] This episode’s guest is Chester Elton.

[4:25] Chester feels that his latest book, Leading with Gratitude, is a culmination of his work over the years.

[5:31] What was Chester's journey to get into his current field, and how did he start working with Adrian Gostick?

[10:43] How has Chester's work and business expanded and evolved in the 20 years that he has been doing it?

[13:52] Chester shares how he and Adrian found the path to write specifically this book, Leading with Gratitude?

[15:06] Whether it's being a great leader or building a great team, what really matters is the soft skills, not the hard skills.

[16:37] In the business or professional context, we don't think about gratitude so much as appreciation and recognition, and it is the place we express the least gratitude. Why?

[20:29] Being grateful in the face of adversity is more necessary than ever, given the current context, but how can we approach this effectively?

[23:16] What are some specific practices that leaders can use to bring more gratitude into their leadership and to their teams?

[27:46] At a personal level, what are some of Chester's gratitude practices?

[31:54] How does Chester maintain a work-life harmony?

[37:03] One of the reasons we don't focus on gratitude as much as we could is the sense that being grateful would cause us to lose our edge or become complacent. Chester speaks to this myth and highlights some leaders who disprove it.

[43:56] What is Chester's inspiration for focusing on philanthropic work?

[49:01] What are some things that Chester is grateful for in his life?

[53:13] Chester shares his final thoughts on gratitude, appreciation, and living a better life.


We’re All in This Together - virtual program

Mike Robbins Website

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Bring Your Whole Self to Work (book), by Mike Robbins

We’re All in This Together (book), by Mike Robbins

Leading in the Midst of Uncertainty (Forbes article)

We’re All In This Together Podcast Episode: “Dealing with Fear Authentically and Productively"

Chester Elton

Adrian Gostick

Leading with Gratitude: Eight Leadership Practices for Extraordinary Business Results, by Chester Elton and Adrian Gostick

Books by Chester Elton and Adrian Gostick

100 Coaches Pay It Forward Project

Camp Corral

The Culture Works

We’re All In This Together Podcast Episode “Vulnerability and Power with Dr. Dacher Keltner"

Hubert Joly, Chairman of Board of Directors, BestBuy

Alan Mulally

Garry Ridge, CEO of WD-40

Ability Beyond

Antelope Lending Library, Iowa Bookmobile


“The difference between good leaders and extraordinary leaders is not their hard skills, it’s always their soft skills.” — @chesterelton

“Our research shows that when you have a boss that expresses gratitude and appreciation for your work, 83% of people do better work.” — @chesterelton

“Gratitude is one of the most powerful aspects of strong leadership.” — @chesterelton

Mar 27 2020



Leading With Gratitude (with Chester Elton and Adrian Gostick)

The Accidental Creative
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When you think of a great manager, what words come to mind? Competence? Focus? Drivenness?

How about… gratitude? That’s probably not near the top of your list. On this episode, Chester Elton and Adrian Gostick are here to make the case for why gratitude is the killer app for building effective cultures. Their new book is called Leading With Gratitude.

Today’s episode is sponsored by Freshbooks. To claim your free month trial – with no credit card needed – visit and enter The Accidental Creative in the how did you hear about us section.

The intro music for the AC podcast is by Joshua Seurkamp. End remix is by DJ Z-Trip.

Feb 26 2020



Ep 088 World Top 5 Business Coach and Best Selling Author, Chester Elton

Innovator Diaries Podcast
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Chester Elton is the co-founder of The Culture Works, a global training company, and author of multiple award-winning, #1 New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestsellers, His books have been translated into 30 languages and have sold more than 1.5 million copies. He is also one of the top coaches in the world and boasts more than 600,000 followers in Linkedin.

The Innovator Diaries Podcast shares the stories of innovators and influencers from all areas and industries, to understand key aspects of success, and how people go from being good at what they do, to great and outstanding. Our aim is to bring you a story from an expert in each specific profession with the goal to inspire, educate and provide practical advice to others -especially for students- therefore becoming virtual mentors. This will help you improve your own careers, business or lifestyle. We believe education is the most important tool anyone can receive and that it should be free and open to all. We have interviews and masterclasses in English and Spanish. Yes, a bilingual podcast.

Feb 24 2020



Episode 49: Chester Elton – Bestselling Author, Organizational Culture, and Teamwork Expert

Habits and Hustle
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Chester Elton is a best-selling author, teamwork organizational culture expert, and the co-founder of The Culture Works, a global training company. Chester gives us incredible insight into how to lead with gratitude. His company has conducted breakthrough studies with over 200,000 participants over the past 10 years so his insight is heavily backed up. He breaks what the difference is between a good leader and a great leader, the difference between gratitude and recognition, and so much more. If you’re looking for an episode on leveling up your leadership and enhancing your company culture, this is it. 

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Chester’s New Book: Leading With Gratitude
Chester’s Website 

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Feb 04 2020