PerformanceFest Lounge 2018

Highlights from PerformanceFest Lounge 2018

What do an acclaimed actor, a bomb disposal expert, two globally successful musicians and an outstanding emergency medicine consultant have in common?  When it comes to high performance, we discovered its quite a lot! If you’ve been following us on social media, you might have seen excited coverage of our very first PerformanceFest Lounge event.... Read more

Team LifeReady – Aids Lifecycle 2018

In our quest to share our human performance expertise and do some good in the world where we can, this year we're supporting Team LifeReady, sponsoring and coaching the team as they prepare for Aids LifeCycle 2018 - our very own Keith Hatter is even off to be their roadie for the event! A complete... Read more

The sideways route to success!

Chris Voller, formerly AXA Insurance UK Claims Director and a PlanetK2 Hall of Famer. He’s always been committed to helping his people grow. People don’t normally associate ‘sideways moves’ with success. It’s usually seen more as an interruption on the pathway to greater things. Sometimes a sideways move might even be a negative, indicating that... Read more

All present? Presenteeism in the workplace

We were reading about presenteeism in the workplace this week. Presenteeism, if you’re unfamiliar with the term, is showing up for work without being productive, usually because you’re poorly or unfit to work in some way. Apparently it’s now viewed as more widespread and problematic by businesses than absenteeism. It’s an issue for several reasons –... Read more

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