The athlete at work programme for graduates

Our PlanetK2 signature Athlete @ Work programme perfected for graduates entering the world of work in 2021. WHY? Graduates everywhere are entering the big, wide world of work in unprecedented numbers in an uncertain environment, which represents a shared opportunity for both the talent and the marketplace. So, whats the problem? Next to retiring from... Read more

Building Connections

I caught up with a leader earlier this week. We started work together last September as part of a programme of work with the senior team they lead. The feedback they gave was reassuring “We think of you now as part of the team. You’re our coach.” You might well be justified in thinking, "Great,... Read more

High Performance Survival

It’s time to re-define success For as long as you can all remember, you’ve been showered with all manner of advice about the importance of focusing on success and believing in the power of positive thinking for a healthy mindset. Given our current circumstances, the myopic view of the world this approach presents to us... Read more

What if you just surrendered?

Being on a team can be hard. Being on a proper team is really hard, which is why most people have never had that experience. The real reason why it’s hard is seldom discussed and definitely isn’t solved by doing ridiculous team building activities. Otherwise all you’d have to do is fall backwards into each... Read more

To perform in a world that’s speeding up, sometimes you need to slow down

The demands on leaders are never ending and for those who take their job as a leader seriously, it can feel like a massive responsibility. It’s a worthy burden, that gives a leader’s life meaning, though it’s still a burden. Sure, leaders get a lot of privileges. Greater control. Influence. The opportunity to shape the... 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

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