Water?

Last week we asked a team what sprang to mind when they thought about team building. Do you know what they said? “Water!” Water! How have we got to a place where team building in business prompts thoughts of building rafts? We think we can do better than that. There…
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Dealing with Change

In this week’s blog, Sophie Radcliffe, a K2 ambassador, athlete and adventurer shared her thoughts on change. We think we aren’t great at dealing with change and we don’t welcome it in our lives. Yet, not dissimilar to the eruption of a volcano, the initial mess can cause frantic behaviour…
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Impossible or I’m Possible?

Gareth Jones is a PlanetK2 Hall of Famer. Not only is he a highly experienced business leader (he was CEO of Dunn and Bradstreet in Australia and New Zealand), but he’s a great example of someone who not just understands and talks about performance, but who lives and breathes high…
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Unconscious competence – the biggest risk of all

If you can do something without thinking about it, congratulations but watch out. It’s the riskiest place of all. It’s great – because you can do it without much thought, but boy, be ready for a fall. Think learning to drive or learning to ski, when’s the greatest risk, of…
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A High Performance Diet

We’re always scanning what’s going on in the world to see how we can connect it to simple, high performance thinking, and when Jim spotted some stuff about a new approach to food labelling, it got us thinking. Food producer Mars announced last week plans to label some of their…
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Ready for Rio? An athletic perspective

The Rio Games are fast approaching, and given our heritage in elite sport and continued involvement in preparing athletes for Olympic and Paralympic Games, we thought you’d be interested to hear directly from some of the athletes we work with. In this blog, Emma Wiggs, a GB Paralympic Sprint Kayaker…
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Resilience and Bouncing Back

In the final part of our series on resilience, Andrea Furst, one of our Human Performance Experts and Senior Sport Psychologist to GB Women’s Hockey, shares some reflections on resilience and bouncing back from her involvement in the selection process of the past four Olympic Games. Elite sport is one…
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Feedback from a Leadership Session with PlanetK2

We know that many of you are curious about how different businesses are integrating performance principles into their culture and day-to-day behaviours. We asked Andy Ford, a Senior Programme Manager for one of our major customers to share how his team is using some core performance principles to ensure they’re…
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Applying for your job every single day

While some Olympic athletes have their places secure others are going through trials. Actually they’ve been on trial for a long time. Just about every day. Imagine coping with the pressure of being on trial every day doing your job. Every day. How would that pressure be? Loving the pressure…
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A reservoir of resilience

In part three of our series on resilience, Chris Shambrook, our Performance Director and member of the GB Rowing Team’s support staff, shares some simple ideas about resilience built up over the last 4 Olympic Games. Working in elite sport for 20 years and having the chance to see high…
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