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[From the Archives] Leading with Gratitude - Chester Elton

The Mark Struczewski Podcast

[From the archives: This episode was originally released on December 8, 2020.] Chester Elton is an author, executive coach, and co-founder of The Culture Works, a global consultancy. For the past 20 years, with his co-author, Adrian Gostick, he has been writing, speaking, and teaching on high-performing culture, employee engagement, and the impact of gratitude at work. In this episode, Chester and Mark discuss how to lead with gratitude, how to start your morning off right, meditation, motivators, random acts of kindness, and more! His website Overwhelmed? Snag the free guide, 10 Quick Ways to Conquer Overwhelm! It's my gift to you. http://OverwhelmSucks.com WHO IS MARK STRUCZEWSKI? Mark “Ski” Struczewski (also known as Mister Productivity) is a productivity expert that is obsessed with helping 100 million solopreneurs bust through overwhelm by 2032.


4 Sep 2022

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Episode 171 | Chester Elton

Millennium Live | A Leadership & Discovery Podcast

This week on Millennium Live, we’re delighted to welcome Chester Elton, co-author of multiple award-winning bestselling leadership books including All In, The Carrot Principle, Leading with Gratitude, and Anxiety at Work. Elton’s work is supported by research with more than a million working adults, revealing the proven secrets behind high-performance cultures and teams. Elton is co-founder of The Culture Works, a global training company, and has spent two decades helping clients around the world engage their employees in organizational strategy, vision, and values. In this episode, Chester talks about how modern offices are changing, how leaders can adapt to these changes and his love for the New Jersey Devils.


28 Jul 2022

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AUTHOR Interview 02: Anxiety At Work with Chester Elton

Do Good To Lead Well with Craig Dowden

Mental health has been at the forefront of the workplace culture discussion the last few years and managing anxiety and stress is a top priority among the generation entering the workforce. The more we talk about it the more we can find solutions. Chester Elton joins Do Good To Lead this week to share his perspective on mental health practices and to ultimately normalize the conversation in the workplace. When you're in that dark place by yourself, it is dangerous. Reach out and find an ally. You are never alone. Chester Elton is the #4 leadership expert in the world and #2 among the world's top organizational culture experts. He brings world-class energy, insight, and passion to the conversation while maintaining a mindset of empathy and gratitude. Chester Elton has spent two decades helping clients engage their employees to execute on strategy, vision, and values. In his provocative and inspiring speeches, the #1 bestselling leadership author 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 million working adults, revealing the proven secrets behind high-performance cultures and teams. What You Will Learn: Empathy is the foundational piece to leadership How to work together as a team to lift each other up Over $60B in productivity is lost in America alone if anxiety and mental health is not discussed in the workplace Navigating and protecting a strong culture in a remote work environment and how to improve if needed How do we exhibit positive leadership and positive organizations Leading with gratitude https://chesterelton.com


19 Jul 2022

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#20: Why Everyone Needs a Mentor (ft. Chester Elton)

Not Your Average Jo

Mentorship, a fancy word for the concept of having a smart cheerleader on your side. It's been a main tool and concept in my life, first I'd cold email people on Linkedin, then I'd follow up after meeting them at events, and over the years, I've built a solid team of mentors from all different walks of life that keep me accountable.Today, my guest is a professional mentor (aka executive coach), and he breaks down how to identify great mentors, and shares wisdom that you'll be able to start implementing right after you listen. You're going to want to take notes.For more from Chester:https://chesterelton.com/https://www.linkedin.com/in/chesterelton/Chester's Bestselling BookJournal with me in JoClub:www.joclub.world (use notyouraveragejo at checkout for 50% off your first month)!Sign up to find out more about my future projects, including language learning:https://jofranco.world/21-day-challengeWatch my YouTube videos! https://www.youtube.com/jofrancoFor more on Instagram:Follow the show's account: https://www.instagram.com/notyouraveragejopod/My account: https://www.instagram.com/jo_francoJournal Prompts: https://www.instagram.com/joclub_/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


27 Apr 2022

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097: Leading With Gratitude, Mitigating Anxiety | Chester Elton

The Leadership Enigma

Chester Elton is one of the world’s leading authorities on leadership and culture having spoken in over 45 countries. He is a 7 time Wall Street Journal Best Seller a 5 Times New York Times Best Seller. He is part of the Marshall Goldsmith 100 and the King of Gratitude. Chester shares his personal journey that led to the writing of his recent books, “Anxiety at Work and “Leading with Gratitude”One of the key strategies to deal with anxiety at work is to maximise our ability to be grateful as we can’t hold two emotions simultaneously.Anxiety is a huge problems for all leaders. Pre pandemic figures recorded 18% of employees stated they were experiencing anxiety issues that prevented them working properly. After the pandemic that figure rose to 30%. And in those employees in their 20’s and 30’s that figure jumps to 42%. The stigma re mental health is still a prevailing issue.Chester shares his rule of three in dealing with anxiety: Firstly normalise the conversation, secondly, de-stigmatise the issue and thirdly use empathy not sympathy. Chester shares the powerful difference between sympathy and empathy and the impact each will have.We also discuss the question as to whether as humans we are anti-fragile? The answer may surprise you.In relation to gratitude Chester explains how top athletes have managed to tame their inner critic and all have positive mantras. We can all re-train our inner critic by asking ourselves what would our best friend say to us in this moment?The power of gratitude is very real for all leaders. It is a discipline to be practiced as we engage peoples hearts and minds. As you lead, we must understand that you will say things to people that you will never remember but they will never forget. Be kind, be generous, be grateful. Next time you are with your family at the dinner table ask the following three questions to practice the skill:1. What was the best part of your day?2. Who are you grateful for who is not at the table?3. Who are you grateful for at the table who has not been thanked yet?This episode is compelling, enjoy every second.


13 Apr 2022

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Chester Elton author, motivator, executive coach

WSOU: Leadership with Darrell W. Gunter

How do today’s best leaders accelerate business results? By engaging their employees to execute on strategy, vision, and values. Chester Elton has spent two decades helping clients engage their employees in organizational strategy, vision and values. In his inspiring and always entertaining talks, Elton provides real solutions for leaders looking to build culture, manage change and drive innovation. His work is supported by research with more than a million working adults across the globe, revealing the proven secrets behind high performance cultures and teams.


21 Feb 2022

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#74: Adrian Gostick + Chester Elton — Authors of NY Times Bestseller "All In: How the Best Managers Create a Culture of Belief and Drive Big Results"

Bring It In | The Future of Work, Jobs, and Education

If you don’t think that culture is a big deal for your organization, then why do 60% of employees who leave a full-time job say it had nothing to do with the pay? Why are rates of burnout hitting new all-time high levels? Why are some industry leaders and coaches creating whole movements about building good culture? Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton are some of the world's premier experts on building a safe, successful, and winning culture. With over 20 years of experience, they founded The Culture Works, helping big-name brands like P&G, Intel, and Nationwide develop their own internal cultures. Chester and Adrien have written multiple New York Times Bestselling books, All In, Leading with Gratitude, Anxiety at Work, and most famously The Carrot Principle: How the Best Managers Use Recognition to Engage Their Employees, Retain Talent, and Drive Performance. Adrian and Chester have a lot of great actionable techniques to build a great culture, but their chief tenant is all about empathy. In a time where managers are struggling to connect with employees, and employees are looking for better workplaces, having a manager who can empathize with a workers anxieties, worries, and goals is a person in a very powerful position to build your company. Adrian and Chester have hundreds, if not thousands other strategies to build a winning culture, so with that…let’s bring it in!


3 Feb 2022

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LEADING WITH GRATITUDE | Interview with Chester Elton

Consulting Unplugged Podcast

In this episode I interview Chester Elton, Leadership Guru and bestselling author. Often these days, businesses look for leaders who are powerful, decisive and action-oriented and while all of these qualities are very important, probably the single most important leadership characteristic is from leaders who lead from the heart, express gratitude, and encourage others to do the same. Chester shares his insights, personal experiences and top tips for leading with gratitude. In his provocative, inspiring, and always-entertaining ways, Chester provides real solutions to leaders looking to manage change, drive innovation, and lead a multi-generational workforce toward higher performance.  


5 Jan 2022

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How Do Leaders Create Great Places to Work Using Gratitude? (Chester Elton, Ep 160)

Wake Up With Gratitude

Chester Elton grew up in a home where gratitude was a core value. His success as a thought leader in employee recognition is built on this strong foundation of gratitude. With his business partner Adrian Gostick, they have published 14 books – many are NYT & WSJ Bestsellers – with over 1.5 million copies sold world-wide. Chester shares his thoughts on gratitude in a bi-weekly newsletter on LinkedIn called The Gratitude Journal, with over 125,000 subscribers. He’s a world-renowned keynote speaker and was named a Thinkers 50 (London, UK) Top 50 Mentor & Coach in the world. We had a great time connecting about all things gratitude and our shared Canadian connection. https://chesterelton.com/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/chesterelton/ Free Gratitude Meditation download: http://bit.ly/GratitudeLoveLetter Visit my shop: https://wakeupwithgratitude.com/ Check out the podcast: https://wakeupwithgratitude.com/pages/podcast Post-production Audio by Paul Tedeschini https://campsite.bio/juliecmboyer https://www.tiktok.com/@wakeupwithgratitude


4 Jan 2022

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The power of gratitude to transform your work relationships and culture with guest expert Chester Elton

My Quest for the Best with Bill Ringle

Chester Elton, author of Leading with Gratitude: Eight Leadership Practices for Extraordinary Business ResultBill Ringle and Chester Elton discuss the underlying principles and detailed examples of how small business managers can lead with gratitude each day.>>> 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.Interview Insights Top 3 Takeaways from this InterviewOne of our most powerful gifts is having the ability to choose how to respond. Reactions are visceral but response is pensive, and thus, it is something we have full control of.Showing gratitude to each member of your team, even if what they accomplished are menial tasks, shows you acknowledge their contributions and it makes them aware you know they exist. Even a simple ‘thank you’ could induce positivity to you and your team. It is great to make leading with gratitude our default way of leading.Mistakes are opportunities, not a sign of failure or lack of potential. They are not encouraged but when they happen, take them as an opportunity to learn, and be better the next time you try. Read the Show Notes from this EpisodeA quote from Russell M. Nelson about counting blessings being far better than recounting problems inspires Chester. [01:51]Our brain isn’t wired to keep us happy, but to keep us safe, and what this means for us. [02:35]Chester shares a snippet from his interview with former Pepsi CEO, Indra Nooyi about assuming positive intent. [04:02]An interview with former American Express CEO, debunking the myth that grateful leaders are weak. [06:12]Chester stresses the importance of being grateful for the things we have instead of dwelling about the things that we don’t. [09:11]WD40’s CEO Gary Ridge’s philosophy in life of ‘it’ll all work out.’ [11:29]Gary is a great example of the power of gratitude and putting your people first. [12:01]Co-Author Adrian Gosticks’ son gave him and Chester a fresh perspective about failure, saying as a scientist who had done a lot of lab works. “science is just failure with notes.” [13:39]WD learned and built from their mistakes. [13:56]Building a habit takes time, patience, and repetition. [20:50]My Quest for the Best Lightning Round begins [36:18]Expert BioChester Elton has spent two decades helping some of the world’s most successful businesses engage their employees to execute on 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. Elton is co-author of multiple award-winning New York Times and #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling leadership books including All In, The Carrot Principle, The Best Team Wins, and Anxiety at Work. His books have been translated into more than 30 languages and have sold more than 1.5 million copies worldwide.Elton is often quoted in publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Fast Company, and the New York Times. He has appeared on NBC’s Today, CNN, ABC, MSNBC, National Public Radio, and CBS’s 60 Minutes.Contact Info and Social Media for Chester EltonPrimary WebsiteTravels from: Summit, NJConnect on LinkedIn | Twitter | Facebook | InstagramResources Mentioned During the InterviewMy Quest for the Best interview: 315: Identify and Address Anxiety at Work Before it Takes Hold with guest expert Chester EltonAdrian Gostick - Organizational Culture expert and co-Author of Leading With Gratitude. Russell M.


29 Nov 2021