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

High Performance Survival

It’s time to re-define success For as long as you can all remember, you’ve been showered with all manner of advice about the importance of focusing on success and believing in the power of positive thinking for a healthy mindset. Given our current circumstances, the myopic view of the world this approach presents to us... Read more

What if you just surrendered?

Being on a team can be hard. Being on a proper team is really hard, which is why most people have never had that experience. The real reason why it’s hard is seldom discussed and definitely isn’t solved by doing ridiculous team building activities. Otherwise all you’d have to do is fall backwards into each... Read more
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Introducing our newest PlanetK2 coach

We are very proud and excited to share the news that we have a new associate, Sanani Mangisa, joining the team in our South African business unit. Sanani is a formidable performer having honed her skills in high performance environments on and off the sports field. A rising star in the business space with some... 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

It’s about impact, not days

Traditional training models are being disrupted and that’s not all bad. Over the years we’ve had some great results with company training programmes that combine: Sharing of key performance concepts in an intense period with One to one coaching to help implement the learning in a very individualised way This training model and way of... Read more

Most people haven’t been on a proper team

Calling something high performance, doesn’t make it high performance. Being really clear on what you need Leaders say they want high performance teams however, “performance” is a word that’s widely misused and therefore widely misunderstood. People often label things “high performance” that aren’t and until there’s complete clarity over the definition, all that happens is... Read more

Everyone is on a talent development programme

We’ve lost count of the hours we’ve witnessed well-meaning leaders decide into which box different team members belong, so they can decide who to have “tough” conversations with and where the “real” talent lies so they can do special things for them. Talent development in competitive environments In a high performance world, leaders are obsessed... Read more

How we roll

If you’re reading this then it’s likely that you’re thinking of working with us, but before you make that choice, there are some things that we think you should know… High performance is not for everyone We don’t do stuff “to you”. High performance, as the name suggests is not normal, it’s high, and pound... Read more

It’s not sports day, not everyone wins.

Excellence is not normal. For excellence to exist, good, O.K., average and poor need to exist too. High performace work culture demands excellence. Stunning revelation no.1 Whether you do something or nothing, you are creating a culture. As the people at Zappos put it, your culture defines the environment in which people work and the... Read more

Performance Coaching

If you want High Performance Coaching with us, we need you to be ready to work hard and stick with it, even when it feels hard and uncomfortable. Coaching truths You’d be hard pushed to find any top athletes, or performers in any of the performing arts, who don’t have a coach, or equivalent, to... Read more