Bestselling Leadership Author, Organizational Culture Expert

Adrian Gostick is a New York Times No. 1 bestselling author who advises some of the world’s most successful companies on corporate culture, change management and leading high-performance teams.

Adrian Gostick is a global thought leader in the areas of corporate culture, leadership and motivation. He is founder of the workplace training and consulting firm The Culture Works. Together with Chester Elton, he is the author of numerous best-selling books. Among others: All In, The Carrot Principle, Leading with Gratitude and Anxiety at Work. His award-winning books have been translated into 30 languages and sold more than 1.5 million copies worldwide.

Adrian Gostick Lecture Topics

  • Company culture & engagement – building an all-in culture, managing change and increasing employee engagement.

While most leaders understand that their most reliable competitive advantage comes from their people, few know how to get their teams “all-in” and convince employees to support the strategy they propose.

  • Teamwork and leading high performance teams – The 5 disciplines of today’s most effective workgroups.

Leadership is about people, but many managers are so busy that they lose sight of those who deliver the results. The best leaders have high expectations of their team members while creating an environment where their people know the plan, focus on areas that need attention, and feel valued for every step forward.

  • Leadership – 8 leadership practices for exceptional business results.

96% of leaders cite poor collaboration as the main cause of failure in the workplace. How can we lead teams to improved performance given the volatility and challenges they face today, including: increased pace of change, the need to work more cross-functionally, the rise of more remote, global and gig workers, and the rise of Millennials and GenZ.

Adrian Gostick writes about leadership strategy for Forbes. His work has been called “fascinating” by Fortune Magazine and “creative and refreshing” by the New York Times. He has appeared on NBC’s Today Show, CNN and CNBC and is often quoted in The Economist, Financial Times, Newsweek and Wall Street Journal. In 2021, Adrian was ranked as one of the Top 10 Global Guru in Leadership and Organizational Culture.

As an executive coach, he is a member of Marshall Goldsmith’s MG100 “Pay it Forward” coaching cohort. His consulting clients include Danaher, Bank of America, Cisco, Rolls Royce and Procter & Gamble.