Aug 3, 2017
The co-author of Contented Cows STILL Give Better Milk,
Richard Hadden, joins Dean to discuss employee engagement
on the farm and other practical advice for today’s leader.
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 has delivered keynote presentations and
training programs for more than 850 audiences on five continents.
He has appeared on CNN and MSNBC, and his work has been featured in
Business Week, Entrepreneur and Inc.
magazines, as well as many trade and professional publications.
Find out more about Richard and his work at www.contentedcows.com
BOOKS (AVAILABLE ON
- Contented Cows STILL Give Better Milk: The Plain Truth
about Employee Engagement and Your Bottom Line, by Bill
Catlette and Richard Hadden, Contented Cow Partners, LLC
- Rebooting Leadership:Practical Lessons for Frontline
Leaders (and Their Bosses) in the New World, by Meredith
Kimbell, Richard Hadden and Bill Catlette, Cornerstone Leadership
- Contented Cows MOOve Faster: How Good Leaders Get People to
Put More OOMPH! into Their Work, by Bill Catlette and Richard
Hadden, Contented Cow Partners, LLC
- Finding Great People—An Interview Guide, by Bill
Catlette and Richard Hadden, Contented Cow Partners, LLC (FREE
e-book from contentedcows.com)
- Good definition of employee engagement: How “into it” they are.
How well do they work to improve the farm, doing tough and dirty
jobs without complaint, working independently and maintaining good
stewardship of their time on the clock?
- Hiring for fit is so important. Skills are teachable, but a
poor attitude, lackadaisical work ethic and unwillingness to work
as part of a team are much more difficult issues to address.
- Leadership matters. Put only the right people in leadership
roles. Get to really know your candidates, and after hiring them,
work to set them up for success.