Making high performance part of your business culture

Jo Webb is an independent HR consultant who specialises in supporting businesses through culture change. Jo was formerly European HR Director at The Marketing Store where she led their high performance culture change programme. We had the privilege of working with Jo on this project, and for us, she’s someone who truly understands high performance... Read more

Festive survival

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

What’s your purpose?

We’ve recently started some exciting team performance programmes in Australia. Performance coach Katherine Bond shares a key performance take away from her time there. The power of a purpose It’s funny how there are times when the same issue or topic seems to come up repeatedly. Maybe it’s coincidence or perhaps you’re just more aware... Read more

Thinking about yourself or others too?

The UK has just had a potentially life changing referendum about exiting the European Union. Voting decisions were about single issues or multiple factors. If you voted did you think about yourself, your family, the UK, Europe, the world or some combination? The choices are similar when it comes to performance in organisations. Do you... Read more

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 has to be a better... Read more

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 and be hard to deal... Read more

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 performance in what he does... Read more

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 crashing or falling? Practise relentlessly... Read more

An apple a day…

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 products with the tags of... Read more

Ready for Rio? An athlete 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 and 4 times world champion... Read more