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13 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Adrian Gostick. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Adrian Gostick, often where they are interviewed.

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13 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Adrian Gostick. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Adrian Gostick, often where they are interviewed.

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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


Adrian Gostick X Chester Elton - Leading With Gratitude

Where Others Won't
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Chester Elton and Adrian Gostick are the founders of The Culture Works, a global training and consulting company focused on creating great places to work. They are also the New York Times bestselling authors of All In, The Carrot Principle, and What Motivates Me. Their latest book, Leading With Gratitude, explores how gratitude is the easiest, fastest, least expensive way for managers to boost both performance and engagement in employees.

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Where Others Won’t is recorded in Toronto, Canada, and was created by Cody Royle and Adam Esker.

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May 25 2020



Leading With Gratitude With Adrian Gostick (Ep 114)

F.I.R.E.D UP with Krista Mashore
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Today I speak with Adrian Gostick about gratitude and how it can change your life and your business.

#1 bestselling leadership author Adrian Gostick provides real solutions on managing change, driving innovation, and leading high-performance teams. Gostick is a global workplace expert and thought leader in the fields of corporate culture, leadership, and engagement.

Learn more about Adrian at Get Adrian's book "Leading With Gratitude" here

Mar 18 2020




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Join us Tuesday as Mike and Robin chat with leadership expert Adrian Gostick, the New York Times bestselling author of The Best Team Wins, The Carrot Principle, and All In (w. coauthor Chester Elton)

In their new book LEADING WITH GRATITUDE: Eight Leadership Practices for Extraordinary Business Results (HarperBusiness, March 3, 2020), they explore why gratitude is today’s most effective way to boost employee engagement and team performance, and key gratitude practices that boost team performance, morale, and ROI, while reducing turnover.

Based on a survey of more than 1 million employees at a wide range of companies (and decades of experience with leaders), the authors identify a “gratitude gap” where people feel unappreciated – and often under attack – at work. They found that leaders are often unclear on how hard their people work, challenges they face, and how much they would benefit from sincere and explicit gratitude.

On the show, the authors can explain why gratitude is one of our most misunderstood business skills, and outline eight (8) ways leaders can gain clarity on how people contribute, including:

● Assume positive intent, which makes it much easier to learn from setbacks;

● Walk in their shoes to understand their daily frontline challenges with one-on-one time;

● Look for small wins and recognize incremental progress, not just major milestones;

● Tailor feedback to each staffer, because rewards that excite some can alienate others;

● Encourage a culture of peer-to-peer gratitude, not just recognition from above.

Mar 03 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



Leading with Gratitude with Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton

The Talent Angle with Scott Engler
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Expressing employee appreciation has been linked to increases in job satisfaction, engagement and retention, however, gratitude remains vastly underutilized by managers and executives. On this episode of the Talent Angle, Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton offer tips and guidance from their forthcoming book—Leading with Gratitude: Eight Leadership Practices for Extraordinary Business Results—on how to enhance effectiveness by incorporating gratitude into your leadership style.

Jan 08 2020



A Conversation with Adrian Gostick on the Game of Teams Podcast series

The Game of Teams
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Introduction: Adrian Gostick is a New York Times best-selling co-author of The Carrot Principle and All In, which are sold in more than fifty countries around the world. He is the cofounder of the global training firm The Culture Works, with a focus on Culture, Team Work and Engagement. As a leadership expert he has been called “fascinating” by Fortune Magazine and “creative and refreshing” by the New York Times. Gostick has appeared on NBC’s today show and on CNN and he is often quoted by the Economist, The Wall Street Journal and Newsweek. In addition, if you google the 30 Top Leadership Global Guru’s he is ranked number 3, behind Tony Robbins and in front of Simon Sinek. I was thrilled to host him on the Game of Teams Podcast Series. 

Podcast episode summary: This show illuminates the five disciplines Leaders need to deploy on teams for high performance. Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton, NY times bestselling authors for their books “all in “and “the Carrot Principle “researched over 850,000 engagement surveys to determine just what is takes to drive performance and improve engagement in organisations. Adrian shared many vignettes and stories to reveal the new proven methods leaders can use to build productive teams despite the distractions and challenges every business is facing. Managers and Leaders need to embrace the “soft stuff”

The Five Disciplines revealed from the Book the Best Team Wins include: 

  1. Understand Generations–There are real differences in how generations like to be motivated that is perilous for leaders and organisations to ignore. 
  2. Manage to the One. This might sound counterintuitive to organisations and leaders that for ages have been treating people as the same. In today's world especially for Milllennials and for Generation Z they want to know that their motivations and needs are met. 
  3. Speed Productivity means helping teams and new people work faster and smarter
  4. Challenge Everything it is important the everyone has a voice and is able to inspire innovation through healthy discord. 
  5. Now, don’t forget your customer which is really about creating alignment around serving them. This breaks down silos and reminds people who the real customer is. 

Adrian described his work and the work The Culture Works is asked to do for organisations. He was quick to point out that there is a lot written on teams, work that is still very valid and relevant, but he and his co-author Chester Elton wanted to find out what was new and different given the VUCA & digitised world, we live. They wanted to understand how engagement could be improved on teams to drive productivity. He spoke to the five disciplines described above and how deceptively simply they seem on paper but how often they are not practiced in reality. He urged managers and leaders to be comfortable and intimate with the soft stuff. 

Adrian and Chester have just completed their latest book, a title on Gratitude in Business. They found some new science to show how a leader’s style can be improved by some very simple yet profound techniques. 

Resources: the following include the resources we alluded to over the course of our conversation

  1. Gostick, A. Elton, A. The Best Team Wins 
  2. Gostick, A. Elton, C. The Carrot Principle
  3. Gostick, A. Elton, C. All In
  4. Deloitte Human Capital Trends 2018, citing the percentage of Millennials in the workforce. 
  5. Hackman, J.R. Leading Teams 
  6. Lencioni, P. The five dysfunctions of teams 
  7. Google's Project Aristotle, 5 keys to team Success 
  8. Edmondson, A. Teaming, Extreme Teaming, and the fearless organisation

Sep 01 2019



#103 Teamwork With Adrian Gostick (32:25)

QSR Nation
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This week author Adrian Gostick joins the QSR Nation crew to discuss how the modern workforce is evolving and what that can mean for any business including foodservice. This is a fascinating discussion about winning the talent war and teamwork you can't miss. For more information about Adrian, visit or

Jan 24 2019



The Carrot Principle with Adrian Gostick and Freeing Up Your Time For Business with Richie Norton

Take The Lead
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It’s really important that people feel like their ideas lead somewhere. Sometimes we have to give people credit or a little “attaboy” to lead them to the next level. Bestselling author Adrian Gostick talks about the idea behind his book, The Carrot Principle. He shares that the best leaders use recognition to bring about employee engagement and positive corporate culture, thus accelerating performance and retaining talent.
One of the biggest questions with entrepreneurship is how could you start a business and actually free up your time? Award-winning author and serial entrepreneur Richie Norton delves into his book called The Power of Starting Something Stupid when dealing with issues concerning creating products, building businesses, or business models. Richie says sometimes we’re afraid of starting something because we think they’re stupid. Richie says you have to set things up in a way that it’s not a time suck for you by focusing only on the good things that you want to do.

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Sep 28 2018



259: How the Best Teams Operate with Adrian Gostick
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Adrian Gostick talks about what the best teams today are doing differently.

You'll Learn:

  1. The differing forces that motivate each generation
  2. How to encourage your leaders to initiate regular career discussions
  3. The best ways to disagree without causing offense

About Adrian:

Adrian Gostick is a global workplace expert and thought leader in the fields of corporate culture, teamwork, and engagement. He is founder of the training company The Culture Works and author of the #1 New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestsellers All In and The Carrot Principle. His books have been translated into 30 languages and have sold 1.5 million copies

Feb 07 2018