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Richard Hadden    

Employee Development Expert and Author of Contented Cows Give Better Milk

Richard Hadden, CSP, is a thought leader in the areas of leadership, employee engagement, and connecting people practices to profit performance. He is co-author of the popular "Contented Cows" leadership book series, and "Rebooting Leadership". His latest book is "Contented Cows STILL Give Better Milk".

Since 1990, Hadden has delivered more than 1,000 keynote presentations and training programs to corporations, professional associations, and other organizations on five continents. In addition to speaking and training worldwide, he and his business partner and co-author Bill Catlette, conduct employee engagement surveys for organizations, to put their clients on a path to leadership and operational improvement.

Before this, Hadden developed and practiced his leadership skills as a manager in both Financial Services and Information Technology. He was Director of Product Development for a software company in North Florida before starting his own technology consulting business in 1986. Gradually, his consulting focus shifted from Information Technology to Human Resources, Leadership, and Management.

While consulting, he taught software design, principles of management, and international economics at Jacksonville University from 1988-1991. Hadden received his MBA from The University of North Florida, Jacksonville, and his BS in Management from Jacksonville University.

Speech Topics

Leading a Multigenerational Workforce

Leading from a Distance – to support leaders working with Work From Home and Distributed Teams

Making the Extra Mile the Best Part of the Trip

Designed for non-management or general audiences, this program explores Employee Engagement from the employee’s perspective, and provides both inspiration and practical advice on going the “extra mile”, enthusiastically, while getting more out of your work…and life.

The Journey Thus Far: Foundations for a Fabulous Future!

Celebrate, recognize, energize, and reward members of your winning organization. Designed for award and recognition events, milestones, annual meetings, or entering a new era in your organization’s history.

This is your story. Using information gathered through indepth research from your organization, I’ll take a look at your past, and what it took to get where you are today. I’ll present the currentday challenges facing your industry. Then I’ll combine the two to project the exciting future that lies ahead. Using music, photography, an exciting customized multi-media presentation, and something I call “The View Through The Rear-View Mirror”, I’ll leave your group excited, inspired, and moved to achieve even greater successes.

Rebooting Leadership

The events of the last decade - political, social, technological, and economic, coupled with unprecedented changes in the workforce, call for a hard, new look at our leadership practices. Just as we “reboot” the computer when its operating system fails, the leadership system in most people-intensive organizations needs to hit its reset button. While the fundamentals of leadership have not changed, the way we practice them must reflect today's new realities - a world redefined by the economy, technology, and the “new deal” in the workplace. Based on Richard Hadden's new book of the same title, “Rebooting Leadership” is light on theory, with a heavy dose of practicality. This program provides down-and-dirty nitty-gritty how-to's for leaders charged with getting maximum productivity and customer-winning service in today's world of work.

Bottom Line Leadership

An interactive version of “Your People…Your Profit”, and perfect for leadership training workshops and concurrent session breakouts for groups smaller than a keynote audience.

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Contented Cows Give Better Milk: Your People…Your Profit

Not your average “leadership” speech. “Your People…Your Profit” helps leaders make the connection between the work environment they create…and their organization’s profitability.

Based on Richard’s books, Contented Cows Give Better Milk, and the new Contented Cows STILL Give Better Milk, this keynote is research-based and filled with practical “to-do’s”. Audience members will leave this presentation with the knowledge and motivation to turn their workforces into vibrant, competitive weapons.

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