Why career development needs to be recognised

Written by Stuart Haden on November 3, 2013

When leaders are being true to themselves there are times when they have to hand over to others. No matter how protective they might feel. So it’s time to hand over the reins of this posting to my good friend and colleague Janice Caplan from The Scala Group. Find out more about how you can learn from and contribute to the HR Barometer…

In today’s times of rapid change and insecurity, career development is the new job security

For years management practice has

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The Frankenstein effect – are you worried about the monster you have created?

Written by Stuart Haden on October 31, 2013

I found it all too easy to come up with a Halloween inspired blog. Like Victor Frankenstein we are all creators, creators of talent. But sometimes the Frankenstein Effect (my made up name for this conflict!?) limits our intention to create. We worry that our creations will turn on us.

Striving to be authentic we know the right thing to do is develop the talent around us but sometimes we are scared for our own well being. Will they take our jobs? Will

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Narrative coaching with Niels-Henrik Sorensen

Written by Stuart Haden on October 18, 2013

Here are my reflections on the European Mentoring and Coaching Council’s (EMCC) research conference, (4:32) video. I was delighted to attend Niels-Henrik Sorensen’s presentation on narrative coaching. I loved his authenticity from the outset, where he outlined to his audience not to critique him for his fast paced approach. Because Niels is exactly that, fast, inspiring and thought-provoking.

Niels presented two really important concepts in the world of narrative coaching (based on a case study approach for a program that he

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The Tao Of Coaching

Written by Stuart Haden on October 11, 2013

There is one book I always recommend in the coaching world and that’s The Tao Of Coaching by Max Landsberg. Why? Well without devaluing this classic text – it is short to read (2 hours), gets to the point and offers an excellent introduction to coaching. If you are well versed in coaching I encourage you to read it, furthermore, I encourage you to share it with others. That most likely is it’s greatest value – sharing the coaching message and

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Gentleness & coaching – interview with Anthony McCann

Written by Stuart Haden on October 2, 2013

This week I was delighted to be joined via Skype with Anthony McCann. I first met Anthony a few months ago when we were delivering presentations at the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) Research conference in Dublin. As soon as I had seen the description of Anthony’s presentation I knew this was someone I wanted to connect with. Luckily within minutes of the conference opening we hooked up and I feel privileged to present this 25:56 interview to you today.

Here

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It’s Not About The Coach – free audio interview

Written by Stuart Haden on September 25, 2013

I am always keen to embrace new media and when I signed up to speak to this years Euro Coach List conference I was delighted when they asked me to do a short recorded interview previewing my speaking engagement. Better still here it is, all set for you to enjoy….

http://eclconference.com/session2013/193

My friends Coen de Groot, Amechi Udo and Lindsey Reed are the brains and brawn behind the conference. Naturally it is an an opportunity to learn, share and connect with people

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I blog therefore I am…committed to your personal development

Written by Stuart Haden on September 20, 2013

I hope you have enjoyed my postings over the last few weeks. To tie in with the launch of my book (It’s Not About The Coach) I rebranded and overhauled the website. A big feature of this has also been these blog postings. Now that you’ve experienced a few (you are in my small and intimate database because you have emailed me or I have emailed you) let me tell you what my intentions are…

Every posting has to relate to

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Authentic Leaders – are you under the influence?

Written by Stuart Haden on September 17, 2013

Welcome to my first vlog (5:16 mins) – where I proudly share my trusty Star of Influence.

It’s a great model that opens up influencing to include both push and pull styles. 6 behaviours are described in all but the precision can be found in executing the ‘pushiest of the push’ and the ‘pulliest of the pull’ approaches.

I applied these philosophies to get me out of a very tight spot once. A quick bit of listening and questioning allowed me to

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