Don’t get high on the High Street

Written by Stuart Haden on May 29, 2019

Performing at your very best is a game changer. To get into a flow state you have to be a state changer. Press the release button to shift from the day to day struggle and you’ll soon be in flow. But like many things in life there are always short cuts. But they are often expensive and damaging long term.

Various substances can change your state. Wander down any high street  and in most countries you’ll find – alcohol, gambling, tobacco,

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Free copy of The Art of Coaching e-book

Written by Stuart Haden on May 15, 2019

In a recent posting (New learning needs new media) I shared an e-book on change. This time round it’s a 9 pager on The Art of Coaching that I use as a handout for my 1-day coach training workshops. There are two foundations to the ebook. Firstly, coaching needs to focus on states more so than skills. State trumps skills. If we are feeling confident, brave and in the zone then abilities accelerate. Secondly, it’s not about the coach.  The

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Evaluating learning – challenges and opportunities

Written by Stuart Haden on May 1, 2019

The evaluation of learning often divides opinion. Should we spend the time and energy doing so? Can we accurately evaluate intangible results? If you can overcome some of the following challenges then yes it’s probably a worthwhile pursuit. If not you can be confident that evaluation may not be the answer you are looking for.

First up you don’t fatten pigs by weighing them. Evaluation therefore needs to confirm or change your approach. ROI often gets banded about, but what’s behind

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