Short feedback loops

I've re-learned something really important this week - that giving and receiving quality performance focused feedback and then taking responsibility for doing something about it is vital for my performance. And to enable that to happen a few things are required: I have to be open to feedback - to want to know anything that... Read more

Competitive Learning…

Something we work on a lot in the world of high performance sport revolves around the concept of "competitive learning". If we can learn quicker, more effectively and produce performance refinements quicker than the opposition (between races or matches, or within a tournament), then we know we're gaining a competitive advantage when we're not head... Read more

Performance Intelligence…

So, how Performance Intelligent are you? We've got a simple formula that you can begin to think through that will help you begin to work out what your PI score is. There's four questions to ask yourself: How well do I know the world that I have to perform in? How well do I know... Read more

Talking to yourself

I don’t know about anyone else but I really have to dig deep at the moment to keep everything going and that includes me. I am reminding myself of the importance of looking after me so I can look after the team. I was starting to spiral into that place I can go where I... Read more

How to develop endurance

It's pretty clear that the coming months are going to explore the endurance of business leaders, both physically and mentally. When we develop endurance we gain the capacity to persevere with demanding work for long periods of time; enabling you to make good decisions when physically and mentally tired; and find those additional reserves of... Read more

More done in less time…

We received the following feedback on planet K2 yesterday. Not only did it make us feel quite good about ourselves, but we also realised that there's quite a bit we can learn from these select words, particularly when it comes to filling the physical component of the performance pie... "My training continues – making the... Read more

Total Performance

We talk a lot about pies on planet K2... Performance Pies. We know that if you're serious about performing, then you always ensure that every section of your Performance Pie is delivering you maximum value. Typically, people focus a lot on the Technical and Tactical elements of the work (just check out a typical c.v.),... Read more

Why bother?

Viktor Frankl (author of the great book, Man's Search for Meaning) observed that "where there is a why, you can endure almost any how"... deep words... but very true. So, have a look around you. We're in pretty tough times, and the people who have a "why", either a personal why, team why or organisational... Read more

Valuing the difference you make to People?

I love the piece on Mental Toughness but mostly the thought about choosing to see your confidence as valuing the difference you can make to people. I have never chosen to think about my confidence in this way, I think I've always chosen to shy away from the view of being seen as confident and... Read more

In a simple choice…

In my last post I reflected on the change in context of my role and identity at work and how this impacted on my performance and emotions. I took a decision there and then to look at my situation differently and to choose to feel something else more useful. Of course, it is never really... Read more