Placing values in the background and foreground

Written by Stuart Haden on October 31, 2019

In order to be at our best values are no doubt important. If ever there was a short cut the expression of one’s values has to lead to improved performance. Place importance on values, but workout where you need to place these values. That’s the workout.

Should they be in the background or foreground? The method to your madness or an operating system that may need to stay backstage. Not hidden, instead you could expose it at any time. Or it lies in wait for

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Flow can be learnt, not bought

Written by Stuart Haden on October 17, 2019

We all want things served up to us quickly. But taking short cuts doesn’t always get us to where we need to be. Being at our best requires a degree of struggle. We can’t buy it, we have to earn it.

The concept of an artificial wave for surfers described in Adventure Journal  proves this point entirely. Sure it might provide a quick fix, it could certainly be useful for training. But maybe it undermines all that surfing and the associated struggle represents.


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Coaching cultures or growth cultures

Written by Stuart Haden on October 2, 2019

The concept of a coaching culture it still an evolving narrative for me. I read the other day that people don’t understand what a coaching culture is because they don’t understand what coaching is. But let’s overcome that first hurdle and focus on culture.

In a recent conference presentation I broke down the word culture. Cult/cure/culture…

Cults are actually OK, coaching is taking place ‘underground’. Question is should/could you try and bring this more into the mainstream.
Coaching can be a cure, but

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