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Richard Hadden    

Employee Development Expert & 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

Recruiting and Retention in the New World of Work

Pandemic or no pandemic, the world of work has changed irreversibly. This is Workplace Next!

We’ll go inside the mind of today’s worker to learn what organizations must do to attract, retain, and engage a willing and enthusiastic workforce in this employee’s market.

Employee Engagement: Your People...Your Profit

Richard’s flagship keynote. Creating a focused, engaged and capably led workforce is one of the best things any organization can do for its bottom line. Based partially on the research from Richard’s and Bill Catlette’s popular “Contented Cows” leadership book series, this program goes beyond recruiting and retention and covers three keys to building a workforce that outgrows, outearns, and outperforms the competition.

The OOMPH! Factor: Making the Extra Mile the Best Part of the Trip

Employee Engagement for all members of the team, managers and non-managers, to see their individual role in the organization’s success. Inspirational stories that help you learn to go the “extra mile” and make it the best part of the trip!

Leading from a Distance in a Remote and Hybrid World

While the fundamentals of leadership have NOT changed, the context in which we practice those fundamentals has changed forever. Learn not only how to manage the complexities of a remote and hybrid workforce, but also how to build a strong culture with people working in a variety of distributed environments.

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