Dr. Chris Shambrook moves on from his role as psychologist for the GB Rowing Team

After 22 years and 5 Olympic Games, PlanetK2 Director Dr. Chris Shambrook is moving on from his role as psychologist for the GB Rowing Team. Chris’ record in an arena characterised by intense pressure, tough competition and tiny margins for error is unique - we think he may be the only performance psychologist to have... Read more

Jump on the bandwagon…

So, #getbettertrain is going to be our hashtag for the next little while on twitter. It's a simple concept and one that really fits quite nicely with everything we do at K2. Here's some thoughts to help bring #getbettertrain to life a little more and also some ideas about how you can get involved too...... Read more

Simple high performance ingredients

Darts is not everyone's idea of top class athleticism but it combines many elements of a truly demanding competitive sport - consistent technical skill, fine margins of success/failure, mental toughness (and therefore physical strain), tests of confidence and all in a very public arena. This interview of 3.33 mins with Phil "the Power" Taylor gives a... Read more

Celebrate your Engagement

Here’s a well used tool that claims to effectively measure engagement at work (see below). Trouble is, it seems to be based on a parent-child model of engagement, with the the organisation being the parent and the workers being the ickle children. That's not really engagement - that's compliance! Remembering back to my engagement to... Read more

slow steady progress

Amidst the excitement surrounding the success of GB teams at the Olympics, and particularly the success of the GB Rowing and Cycling teams, it's worth reminding yourself (or learning) that these successes are on the back of many years (decades in fact) of sustained effort and focus on performance improvement and innovation. As we all... Read more