Building Connections

I caught up with a leader earlier this week. We started work together last September as part of a programme of work with the senior team they lead. The feedback they gave was reassuring “We think of you now as part of the team. You’re our coach.” You might well be justified in thinking, "Great,... Read more

We didn’t come this far to only come this far

The Phoenix Effect: The triangle of fire required for organisations to revive and thrive after surviving Covid-19 Many organisations are still very much in the throes of doing the things they need to do to survive the Covid-19 crisis. At some point, and now may well be too soon for some, the focus will start... Read more

Being human…whilst racing through treacle blindfolded

Being human in the world of PlanetK2 is a value we live and work by. In recent times, we’ve been leading with this value. But what does it mean for us to be human? Read more

Festive survival tips

Sing along with me please… “I wish it could be Christmas Everyday…” Blimey. Really? Every day? Imagine it… We’d all be enormous! Excessive food, too much to drink, not enough sleep... all a bit tough for people who are keen to keep performing well through December and into the new year. Just stop for a... Read more

Human Smart Meter

We’re proud to work with some of the UK’s largest energy providers. One of the things we’ve observed is how hard these “traditional” businesses work to embrace the opportunities and challenges of the latest technology. For example, over the last few years smart meters have been installed into approximately 1 million British homes. These gadgets... Read more

Danny MacAskill – Talent in action

Have a look at the video at this link, or below, and see what you think... it’s not got a lot to do with work, but someone sent it to me and I thought it was phenomenal. Forget the Red Bull sponsorship - although that might have helped Danny MacAskill perfect his art. Maybe there... Read more

Getting your tactics in synch

We've just finished the 2 day kick off to the athlete at work® programme and really enjoyed some interesting conversations around performance in these testing times. One of the most interesting discussions was around the perceived pressure to get more done in less time. Wouldn't we all like that? So, when we talked about being... Read more

How to develop endurance

It's pretty clear that the coming months are going to explore the endurance of business leaders, both physically and mentally. When we develop endurance we gain the capacity to persevere with demanding work for long periods of time; enabling you to make good decisions when physically and mentally tired; and find those additional reserves of... Read more

More done in less time…

We received the following feedback on planet K2 yesterday. Not only did it make us feel quite good about ourselves, but we also realised that there's quite a bit we can learn from these select words, particularly when it comes to filling the physical component of the performance pie... "My training continues – making the... Read more

Negatively stressed? What’s your chosen response?

"It's subtle this performance coaching stuff, but it works. This time last year if circumstances had been the same I'd have been sh*!ing myself and unhealthily pessimistic. This year I'm still pessimistic, but understand that this pessimism is actually useful. If I use it appropriately, it helps me to perform better. Also, last year, I'd... Read more