An experiment…

We'd like to invite you all to take part in an experiment - and of course let us know any results you might experience. We talk a lot about the importance of feedback and the fact that elite performers crave feedback and seek it out, rather than waiting for it to "happen" to them once... Read more

Snow Day

A colleague recently sent me this email which I thought I would share:=======================================Snow DayWell mother nature has given me a day off. Hooray!For those of you not currently in the U.K. and therefore not subjected to 24 hours of heavy snow and 24 hour rolling news about heavy snow. I am telling you there is... Read more

Do you run the numbers…

or do they run you? (a great line from Accenture... thanks for that!). Just been reading about Kevin Pietersen, the England cricketer, getting out for 97. He was out playing a typically KPish type shot. KP, please stay true to yourself and keep playing the way you play. Ignore the ill-informed, myopic commentators who believe... Read more

Will and Skill

The lessons from yesterday's Australian tennis Open final could go on and on and the incredible displays of mental toughness pay testament to just what can be achieved psychologically when you have an immense talent base upon which to draw. For most mortals, tough situations are avoided and the desire to pitch oneself against the... 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

Do what I know…

It was interesting watching a clip of Cathy Freeman yesterday reflecting on her gold medal success at the Sydney Olympics, in front of 112,000 people, carrying the hopes of a nation and performing under a huge weight of expectation.In the midst of all of that hype, excitement, pressure, hope and expectation, as she warmed up,... Read more

Compete on Preparation…

It's clear to us that when the conditions are favourable, people get very used to being able to get away with minimal preparation - your natural talents, allied with the helpful environment, conspire to get you to where you want to be. The conditions lull you into a false sense of security about how much... Read more

Just for today…

If the kind of objective feedback that you're used to has gone awol, it can be pretty difficult to judge yourself in the way that you're used to. This is a bit like when the sports people we work with have to perform in very different weather conditions - the way they or the equipment... Read more

Performance Fundamentalists

A busy week for us at K2, hence the lack of missives. Back to it though.We were thinking about the fundamental things that underpin performance this week and as any good student will tell you (!), the first thing to do when thinking about something is to look it up in the dictionary and provide... Read more

Our latest thoughts…

Rather than simply blogging regularly, we do write slightly longer musings from time to time. Have a look at the links to the left under "our thoughts" and click on number 3 for our latest offering. Please comment here if there's anything you'd like to feed back about that article particularly. If you don't want... Read more