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Contented Cows STILL Give Better MilkContented Cows STILL Give Better Milk: The Plain Truth About Employee Engagement and Your Bottom Line

By Bill Catlette and Richard Hadden


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NEW! This revised and expanded edition of the original Contented Cows Give Better Milk, offers a new business case, new companies, new research to make the point that creating a focused, engaged, and capably led workforce is one of the best things any organization can do for its bottom line.

If you liked the original, you’re gonna love the new edition. Chock full of prescriptive advice for leaders who want to turn their workforces into a vibrant competitive weapon, Contented Cows STILL Give Better Milk offers updated case studies and inspiring examples from real organizations that make employee engagement a vital part of their business strategy. More >>>

Rebooting Leadership: Practical Lessons for Frontline Leaders (and their bosses) in the New World

By Meredith Kimbell, Richard Hadden, and Bill Catlette

Publication Date: October, 2010

Click here to buy from the publisher, Cornerstone Leadership Institute


Emerging from the ashes of an eight year period that witnessed the outright collapse or systemic failure of Enron, Worldcom, Lehman Brothers, AIG, your bank, my airline, and who knows which auto companies, are a new set of realities and expectations that profoundly impact the way people conduct their lives, their relationships, and their work.

Rebooting Leadership, written primarily for 1st and 2nd managers (but also for their bosses), provides proven, practical advice for leaders interested in excelling in a world where folks are wrapped way too tight, trust is at its nadir, the deal in the workplace has been turned on its head, and speed is the key differentiator.

Paperback – US $15.95


Contented Cows MOOve Faster: How Good Leaders Get People to Put More OOMPH! Into Their Work

By Bill Catlette and Richard Hadden

Publication Date: June, 2007

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What’s it about? Discretionary Effort and Employee Engagement.

Who’s it for? Leaders, at all levels, charged with getting maximum productivity and engagement from a willing, enthusiastic workforce.

How’s it written? At once funny, irreverent, and deadly serious. Real leaders, in real companies, getting real people to go the extra mile in hot pursuit of organizational objectives – like serving customers, and earning a profit. Full of stories, examples, and prescriptive advice for leaders who need to turn their teams into a vibrant, competitive weapon. More>>>

Paperback – US $19.95 – Online price: $18.00

Finding Great People – An Interview Guide

FREE Downloadable E-Book

By Bill Catlette and Richard Hadden

Publication Date: 2006

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A great tool for asking just the right questions for each job. “Finding Great People: The Interview Guide” contains interview questions for 25 behaviorally anchored job dimensions, such as Rapport Building, Team Orientation, Resilience, Creativity, Attention, Tolerance for Repetitive Tasks, etc. Select the dimensions that are important for the job, then, use the questions for each significant dimension in guiding the interview with each candidate. More>>>

This is an electronic book, available for immediate download.


Considered thought leaders in the arena of leadership and employee engagement, Bill Catlette and Richard Hadden speak to, train, and coach managers on leadership practices for better business outcomes.

OUR PREMISE: Having a focused, engaged, and capably led workforce is one of the best things any organization can do for its bottom line.


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