How to channel childhood heroes to inspire goals that deliver

by Jim Constable

3 months ago

Our blog star this week is AXA Senior HR business partner Ben Andrews, a previous customer of ours who is on his quest to emulate a boyhood hero and discover something about himself along the way! Ben’s hero was Rocky Balboa; the grit, determination, dedication, pain and triumph...fist thrust defiantly in the air, theme tune ringing in his ears, young Ben was inspired.

Posted in: ChallengesgoalsMindsetMotivationPreparation

It's sleep week!

by Katherine Bond

3 months ago

It’s Sleep Week on BBC Radio 5 this week, and we thought we’d celebrate with a blog about sleep and performance. There’s been lots of science on sleep and the impact it has on a range of physical and mental performance parameters. But how, in reality, does sleep influence the performance of you, our readers and customers?

Posted in: recoveryrestsleep

Winning the biggest race of my life

Simon Chodziesner

by Simon Chodziesner

3 months ago

The week’s blog comes from Simon Chodziesner, a K2 Performance Coach based in Melbourne. For those of you who are avid blog readers, you may remember a blog from Simon back in October, just before he underwent major heart surgery. Back by popular demand, Simon shares his rehab experiences, taking of course, a high performance lens to reflect on his recovery!

Posted in: ChallengesConfidenceHigh performanceMindsetMotivationPreparationrecovery

One young man

by Chris Shambrook

3 months ago

This week we interviewed our colleague Jane on the subject of goals and she immediately thought of her cycling mad, GCSE studying, 15 year old son Freddie. On PlanetK2, Jane’s our friendly, efficient, energetic, enthusiastic office administrator, customer co-ordinator and all round superstar. What came out of the interview was a useful reminder to us about goals being useful, whatever performance you might be pursuing, when you use them effectively.

Posted in: ChallengesgoalsMindsetPerformance improvement

Resolutions are not just for New Year

by Jim Constable

3 months ago

We know that by mid-January countless New Year’s resolutions will have been abandoned. Why? – what’s not working about how people set goals. We’ve been banging on for a few years now with our thoughts on goals. Here’s some key principles we return to again and again.

Posted in: goalsPerformance essentials

5 high performance reasons why we loved the tube strike…

Tube strike London walkers on bridge

by Katherine Bond

3 months ago

The tube drivers in London went on strike on Monday. Unless you’d lived in Outer Mongolia and were digitally cut off, this wouldn’t have escaped your attention. From the media and public outcry before the day, you’d have thought it was Armageddon. Turns out, it wasn't as bad as predicted. From a high performance perspective, there was a lot to be cheerful about. Here are 5 reasons why we loved the tube strike.

Posted in: PerformanceChoicesHigh performanceHigh performance culturehuman performance

A Happy New High Performance Year!

by Katherine Bond

4 months ago

We got some great feedback on our blog just before Christmas where we shared some of the output from our own K2 team meeting – you told us how useful it was to hear how we practice what we preach and apply some key high performance principles to our own team and business.

Posted in: PerformanceChoicesHigh performanceHigh performance culturehuman performance

Reflecting on 2016

Reflect and learn
Katy Stanton

by Katy Stanton

4 months ago

As 2016 is coming to a close, we've been speaking to Sophie Bray, a member of the victorious GB Women's Hockey Team and gold medallist at the Rio 2016 Olympic games. Sophie talks to us about her own, plus the team's approach, to reflecting and learning.

Posted in: Learning and Development2016High performanceLearningReflectionRio OlympicsSophie BrayUK GB Womens Hockey team

Can you keep it up?

by Jim Constable

4 months ago

For many Christmas and New Year is a time for rest. Phew! Thank goodness for that. If you feel like you’re working harder than ever maybe you need one. And if you think 2017 is going to be harder again then you’d better get a plan in place for keeping it up.

Posted in: PerformanceChoicesEssentialshuman performanceMindsetPreparationrecoveryrest

Self-help...

by Chris Shambrook

4 months ago

We had our end of year meeting this week. Everyone in the company getting together to have the chance to relfect on 2016, increase our sense of togetherness and get ready for how we want to PERFORM in 2017. Excellent!

Posted in: PerformanceChallengesChoiceshuman performanceLearningMindsetPreparation

What drives me to perform?

Sophie Radcliffe

by Sophie Radcliffe

5 months ago

This weeks blog comes from Sophie Radcliffe, a K2 athlete ambassador. Sophie is an adventurer who inspires people by taking on remarkable challenges but she’s also a brand ambassador, blogger and writer and this week she shares her story on her desire to perform.

Posted in: PerformanceChallengesChoiceshuman performanceLearningMindsetPreparation

6 tips to reflect and learn

Adam Morris

by Adam Morris

5 months ago

Before you dive head long into New Year resolutions, spend a bit of time taking the lessons learned from 2016 so you can build from a really strong base. Here's 6 steps to work through to get the most out of the story of 2016.

Posted in: goalsInfographicLearningReflectionResolutions

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