Leverage or average?

Written by Stuart Haden on March 27, 2014

This incredibly playful video (4:38) explores the very important concept of leverage. Without the appropriate skills and tools you might just end up being average. With the help of a few props on the beach I give more meaning to the definition below…

leverage |ˈlev(ə)rij, ˈlēv(ə)rij|


the exertion of force by means of a lever or an object used in the manner of a lever

In one example I describe the success I achieved, using the appropriate tools for a certain job. Perhaps

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Fresh perspectives on coaching

Written by Stuart Haden on March 19, 2014

I recently presented a couple of workshops at the 1st Welsh Coaching Conference – Fresh Perspectives and Professional Development at the University of South Wales. To embody the fresh perspectives theme I gently introduced three maps at my session…

1) How coachable are you?

2) Challenging the traditional approach of coaching (which is coach lead). Instead, choosing an approach that is coachee led.

3) Valuing the skills of being a coachee. Someone who considers possibilities, challenges perception and changes performance.

I tested my latest insights

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The best book on change – period

Written by Stuart Haden on March 10, 2014

In this short video (3:05) I pay homage to a fantastic book on change. The best book I have found on change, period.

Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach – a lovely short tale about a seagull and the resistance he faces when striving for success, learning and authenticity. Take my video as food for thought, and/or the wise words from Bach. Just remember wherever you end up, it’s all about being…

“You will begin to touch heaven, Jonathan, in the moment

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Immersive leaders engineer flow, freedom and discovery

Written by Stuart Haden on February 25, 2014

I was recently reading an article in Wired magazine that reminded me of the impact of being immersive, particularly in the context of leadership. The screen saver: Secret Cinema’s mission to save the movies Future Cinema turn films into live events, “We engineer it so there’s a flow, but also freedom and discovery,” Fabien Riggall (founder) explains. For example, suspicious-looking attendees of Casablanca are hauled from the queue by “Vichy French soldiers.”

This immersive quality where you never know what is going

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Guest posting from Rhodri Jones – Play To Your Strengths

Written by Stuart Haden on February 19, 2014

I have always been fascinated by the crossovers between sport and business. Over the past few months I have been working with Rhodri and Robert Jones both of whom have played professional and international rugby. You can see what they are up to at http://www.rugbysuccess.com but in the meantime here are some great observations from Rhodri about the pitfalls of working on your weaknesses…

Play To Your Strengths And Focus On What You Do Best

Conventional wisdom suggests

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I’d like to write a book one day…

Written by Stuart Haden on February 4, 2014

Would you? But, why not now? I am not sure how it might end for you, but I know how you can start. You’ve got some post-it notes to hand, right? Great – grab them and write up headings/chapters/characters/places etc. Placed them somewhere, where they can be left for sometime. You might feel like a fake, but you have now started to write your book. This is how my book (It’s Not About The Coach) began for me…


And this is

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Why most change initiatives fail

Written by Stuart Haden on January 21, 2014

Simply put most change initiatives only have one starting point. They actually need two starting points. A channel of change, acting as a buffer on either side to navigate the rocky landscape.

A great overarching aim of change is to achieve freedom. A client of mine described that once we implement the chosen tools and techniques they will be free from certain activities. Wow! I realised I was actually selling freedom. But, as this short video (2:41) describes freedom has two

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NY’s resolutions need a revolution

Written by Stuart Haden on January 13, 2014

We are a few weeks in to the New Year already. Have you set any resolutions? Are the resolutions you’ve set already starting to stall? If the answer to either of these questions is no then read on! I’ve never been a massive fan of resolutions, but this year I have been drawn to them – mainly down to the two resources I refer to in this posting. This short (5:25) video from Jeff Walker (a product launch guru) details rituals,

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It’s Not About The Coach – ebook only 0.99

Written by Stuart Haden on December 18, 2013

This is my final posting of the year, and what a year it has been with the publication of my first book – It’s Not About The Coach. I hope you have enjoyed the series of free videos over the last couple of weeks, if you like what you’ve seen then don’t forget for the last 2 weeks of December the ebook is available for 0.99 across all currencies. This is such a tempting offer I even waited this long myself

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It’s Not About The Coach – goals

Written by Stuart Haden on December 16, 2013

To celebrate the fact that my publisher is running a price promotion for the last two weeks of December (It’s Not About The Coach is available as an ebook for 0.99 across all currencies) I thought I’d send out a series of free videos. Here is number 3 of 3 – goals….

Coachee needs to turn the conversation with the coach into actionable goals.

Analyse what is required, yet remain open to the application.

In this reading I cite the example of Sarah and Steve,

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