What Motivates Me: How to Take Control of Your Career

Jan 24, 2019

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Aligning Your Work with What Makes You Happy

After analyzing the results of interviews with 850,000 people, researchers Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton found the key difference between those who are happiest and most energized at work is whether their work aligns with what motivates them.

But knowing what most motivates us isn’t easy. It’s often not what our culture tends to emphasize, things like status or money or even using our strengths.

The authors’ research shows that if people understand better what their motivators really are, they can make some relatively moderate changes within their careers that will make them much more engaged and happier.

Join us as the New York Times bestselling authors of The Carrot Principle and All In unveil their exciting new work, and offer an extensively-tested method to identify anyone’s unique blend of core motivators and then help them align more of their work with what drives them. Attend and you’ll learn:

  • How to identify your core set of motivators (they are different for each person)
  • How to enhance your value and accomplish more in your career with simple but powerful job-sculpting strategies
  • How to avoid blind spots and potential conflicts

Whether listeners are managers who are trying to get their people to be more productive and engaged or individuals looking to reignite their passion in their current job, this program will help them align the work they do every day with what truly motivates them.



Adrian Gostick is coauthor of the New York TimesWall Street Journal, and USA Today bestsellers The Best Team Wins, The Carrot Principle and All In. His books have been translated into thirty languages and have sold more than a million copies around the world. He has appeared on NBC’s Today Show and CNN, and has been quoted in The EconomistNewsweek, the New York Times and Wall Street Journal. Adrian is a founding partner of The Culture Works, a global consultancy which helps organizations build high-performance work cultures.


Chester Elton has been called the “apostle of appreciation” by the Globe and Mail, Canada’s largest newspaper, and “creative and refreshing” by the New York Times. Elton is an in-demand speaker the world over and is coauthor of several successful leadership books, including The Best Team WinsAll InThe Carrot Principle and The Orange Revolution. He is number twelve on the list of the top thirty leadership gurus in the world, a LinkedIn Influencer, and a regular commentator on CBS Radio. Chester serves as a leadership consultant to firms such as AT&T, Proctor & Gamble, American Express, Avis Budget Group and Cigna.