Richard Hadden

  • Certified Speaking Professional with a focus on Leadership and Employee Engagement
  • Co-Author of Popular Leadership Series Contented Cows

Richard Hadden is a Certified Speaking Professional, author, and leadership consultant who focuses on the connection between people and profit. He is co-author of the popular Contented Cows leadership book series, including his latest book, Contented Cows STILL Give Better Milk, and also the book Rebooting Leadership.

Richard 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.

Since 1990 he has delivered keynote presentations and training programs on Leadership and Employee Engagement for more than 850 audiences on five continents. In 2000, he received the Certified Speaking Professional designation from the National Speakers Association. This is the highest earned designation in the speaking profession.

Richard has appeared on CNN and MSNBC, and his work has been featured in Business Week, Entrepreneur, and Inc. magazines, as well as in many trade and professional publications.

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  • Speaking Topics:

    Business Strategy, Business Trends, Leadership, Management, Peak Performance

  • Travels From:

    Florida

  • Price:

    $7,500 - $10,000

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Richard Hadden Leadership Speaker Contented Cows

Richard Hadden is a Certified Speaking Professional, author, and leadership consultant who focuses on the connection between people and profit. He is co-author of the popular Contented Cows leadership book series, including his latest book, Contented Cows STILL Give Better Milk, and also the book Rebooting Leadership.

Richard 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.

Since 1990 he has delivered keynote presentations and training programs on Leadership and Employee Engagement for more than 850 audiences on five continents. In 2000, he received the Certified Speaking Professional designation from the National Speakers Association. This is the highest earned designation in the speaking profession.

Richard has appeared on CNN and MSNBC, and his work has been featured in Business Week, Entrepreneur, and Inc. magazines, as well as in many trade and professional publications.

To book leadership speaker Richard Hadden call Executive Speakers Bureau 800-754-9404.

Contented Cows Give Better Milk – Your People…Your Profits

Based on the book, Contented Cows STILL Give Better Milk. Not your average “leadership” speech. The Contented Cows keynote presentation helps leaders make the connection between the work environment you create…and your organization’s profitability. Using facts, not faith, we demonstrate that Employee Engagement has a direct bearing on business outcomes.

Your People…Your Profit – The Keynote

• A compelling analysis of the employee engagement practices the best-in-class employers
• Inspiring examples of other companies that know how to do it right…and a few that don’t.
• Entertaining…irreverent…thought-provoking, and action-inspiring!

Highlights:

• Three keys to winning through people
• How to get your people really committed
• How to enable them for peak performance
• How to let them know you care

The cold, hard facts about the return on investment from creating a focused, engaged, and capably led workforce.

Objective: Teach managers how to achieve lasting competitive advantage by developing Employee Engagement. Increase retention, commitment, productivity, and profitability.

Audience: Organizational leaders, executives, senior staff, managers, supervisors, leaders in development.

The Oomph Factor: Making the Extra Mile the Best Part of the Trip

In “The Oomph Factor: Making the Extra Mile the Best Part of the Trip”, I’ll talk about what some of the most successful men and women do every day to keep their organizations thriving, and growing in the right direction.

I’ll lay out 8 things I’ve observed about people I call “Extra Milers” – those who routinely demonstrate Employee Engagement and Discretionary Effort, and go above and beyond in pursuit of their organization’s mission. A few examples:

• They know that “just because you don’t have to doesn’t mean you shouldn’t.”
• They’re optimists.
• They don’t worry about whose job it is, whose fault it is, or who gets the credit.

Through impactful stories, humor, and practical application, I’ll help the people in your organization make the Extra Mile the best part of the trip!

Objective: for all members of the team, managers and non-managers alike, to see their individual role in the organization’s success. To see how they can make the “extra mile” the best part of the trip!

Audience: anyone in the organization.

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, we’ll take a look at your past, and what it took to get where you are today. we’ll present the current-day challenges facing your industry. Then we’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.

With your help, I’ll present pictures of your past, the heroes and heroines who laid the foundation for your future, the places, products, and memories who make up who you are.

Objective: Recognize and celebrate the successes of your organization, and the individuals who have contributed to that success.

Audience: Everyone in the organization.

Leadership Training Workshop / Breakout Session: Bottom Line Leadership

A half-day or full-day leadership seminar based on the book, Contented Cows STILL Give Better Milk.

Sound, no-nonsense leadership lessons presented in a fast-paced, interactive format.

This seminar is conducted in-house, specifically for your organization, by Bill Catlette and/or Richard Hadden.

Bottom Line Leadership causes participants to take a hard look at their people practices and ask… Are we really doing what we should to get sustained peak performance from our workforce? Are our people committed? Have we enabled them to do their best work? Do they know we care? Does any of this matter?

What You Will Learn:

• Why change driven by aspirations and Commitment always outlives change driven by fear
• What winning companies are doing to keep people fired up and focused
• At least 10 Proven Leadership Lessons
• How your organization looks in the eyes of your people
• How to find and eradicate the “Commitment Killers” in your organization
• How to discover and tap the hidden leverage within your organization

What You Will Receive:

• Copy of the book, Contented Cows STILL Give Better Milk
• Seminar workbook
• Optional survey feedback from your own organization

Feedback from our survey lets participants discover the relevance of each topic to their own workforce, and develop a personal action plan to do something about it.

Objective: Examine what leaders of winning organizations do to become an Employer of Choice, and compare your practices to theirs.

Audience: Organizational leaders, executives, senior staff, managers, supervisors, leaders in development.

Timber Products Management Resource Solutions

“I really appreciate the time you took getting to know our members and customizing your program for us – researching the forest products industry, spending time at our social functions, even getting to know people’s names and businesses. What a pleasure to work with someone so attentive to detail!”

American Bankers Association

“Thank you for being an important part of the American Bankers Association’s 2009 State Association Staff Workshop in Austin, TX. Your closing keynote address was one of the highlights of the conference. Several attendees came up to me afterwards and told me that I did a great job in selecting you as a speaker.”

Pioneer College Caterers

“WOW! You sure exceeded my expectations! I was convinced that your keynote was not only going to be appropriate, but that you were going to do a good job as well. What we experienced, though, was the most well-prepared, well-researched keynote ever. You were fun and inspiring; your grasp of our history was remarkable. I believe you reinforced for many that Pioneer truly is a unique company and a good place to work.

Halogen Software

“I cannot thank you enough for the fantastic job you did on your keynote at our user conference. I know I told you this already but our customers and staff (especially our executive team) raved about you. If you want any kind of quote or testimonial for your website, I’d be more than happy to provide one. I am just sorry that I didn’t get a chance to say a proper good-bye after Monday evening, but I trust your journey home was smooth.”
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