There are a few reasons I really like my job.
One of those reasons is that applying a high performance lens to stuff becomes second nature for life as well as work. And there are times when that comes in quite handy – like recently when I decided to take my 10 week old daughter on a flight to Inverness. On my own. Brave or foolish? Here’s how I got on with my adventure, and how I applied my high performance lens to it….
PlanetK2 High Performance Roadshow Spring 2017: Learn how the world’s best athletes and businesses approach their performance and how you can use that insight to gain competitive advantage, change your game and transform your performance. Breakfast sessions in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne and a transformational workout in Melbourne.
Where did it all begin? This need for engagement metrics - where employers have started to work on actively ‘engaging’ their employees. Surveying employee engagement, measuring it, sending leaders and managers into an annual spiral of activity, to increase a number to affect their own bonuses. How did we all cope before then?
This comes from Dan Dobson -Smith, Chief Learning & Culture Officer at Essence, one of the most admired digital agencies on the planet. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did!
Joining a new team can be a daunting and nerve wracking experience for any person. It is an important transition where not only do we put pressure on ourselves to deliver to our best, we also expect superb communication with people who we're building new working relationships with. Given the pressure and stress we put on ourselves to be amazing straight away, it's not uncommon for this to be a time where you worry a lot!
I love my job and I love working hard at it. Most days it doesn’t feel like work and no two days are the same, bringing variety and change to my life on a weekly basis. I’m an athlete, blogger and motivational speaker. I built my own business from scratch over the last four years, turning an idea into a platform that reaches 1.2 million people globally every month.
This week’s blog comes from Jo Webb, an independent HR consultant and director of the Culture Co, a boutique culture change and HR consultancy in the UK. Jo shares her […]
There’s an interesting performance journey we go on in motivational terms when we develop from novice to expert and it’s worth thinking about how we can seek to balance the combination of motivation and experience over time.
This might be a sign of my age (along with recently needing reading glasses for the first time!), but things ain’t like they used to be. Gone are the days when work was pretty consistent. In fact, the only consistent thing for many people these days is the inconsistency.
I’m in Melbourne airport again, which – as regular readers of this blog will know - is where I get inspired to write my best blogs. The inspiration is less to do with the environment of Melbourne airport and much more to do with having finished up another exciting and rewarding spell of work with our Australian customers, being homeward bound and having a bit of time before boarding to put pen to paper.
Making good energy choices has never been more important. It’s a key high performance trait. If you want to be ready to perform at your best in the moments that matter to you, having good health and a full energy tank on your side can make a difference. You don’t need to be an expert, but if you don’t make helpful choices, you’re probably facing frustration, illness and exhaustion.
It’s spring time here in the UK. It’s a stupendous and productive time. The grasses are growing, the leaves sprouting on the trees, the flowers blossoming, the land turning from brown into a huge variety of colours. You can almost see it changing in front of you. The amount of energy apparent at this time is extraordinary.