Serious about learning?

by Jim Constable

5 months ago

We've been working with Adidas Western Europe on a year long Talent programme. It's been fascinating to see how the folk on it are grasping the opportunity to learn as much as they can. It's prompted some thoughts from us about learning - so our blog this week highlights some of the very impressive and effective learning behaviours we've seen from them over the past 6 months.

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The High Performance Guide to Christmas Shopping

by Katherine Bond

5 months ago

Last week saw the now annual tradition of Black Friday and the start in earnest of the Christmas Shopping season. For some, Black Friday is a chance to get competitive and snap up the best deals. For those type of folk, it’s a mere warm up act for the post-Christmas sales. For others, it’s an indicator that we better get thinking about present buying and start preparing for a ritual we’d rather not have in our lives.

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Performing under Pressure – when it matters most

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by Danny Crates

5 months ago

This week’s blog is from Danny Crates, a gold medal winning Paralympian and K2 Ambassador. Danny has an impressive track record– he won Bronze in the 400m at the Sydney Paralympic Games in 2000, went one better to take Gold in the 800m in Athens, and ended his athletic career on a high note as GB flag bearer at the Beijing Games.

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Mixing up the chemistry of leadership

by Chris Shambrook

5 months ago

We were supporting a customer on a brilliant training event last week for future leaders of their business. And this was a training event that spoke of everything we know from the world of sport about how training is the agent of change, rather than a nice thing to do from time to time.

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Lovely, lovely mistakes

by Jim Constable

6 months ago

Can you shift your relationship with mistakes? If you spend your life fearing or avoiding them, then they’ve got no value to you, well most of you. We want to suggest a new and better way… the way of knowing that mistakes will happen. Mistakes are of great value and sometimes even something you’d pursue.

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Owning my mistakes

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by Sophie Radcliffe

6 months ago

This week, Sophie Radcliffe, a K2 athlete ambassador, shares her approach to learning. Sophie’s known as being an adventure who inspires people by taking on remarkable challenges. But she’s also a brand ambassador, blogger and writer, and marketer.

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Jessica Ennis-Hill

by Chris Shambrook

6 months ago

Jessica Ennis-Hill announced her retirement recently. It brings to a close a long career at the top level of athletics, during which she’s won two world championship titles, one Olympic Gold and Silver, and a string of other international medals, in one of the most demanding of sports.

Posted in: PerformanceChallengeshuman performanceMindsetPreparationReadiness

Performing in challenging conditions – a different take

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by Simon Chodziesner

6 months ago

This week’s blog comes from Simon Chodziesner, a K2 performance coach based in Melbourne, Australia. He shares how he’s using the performance readiness concept to help him prepare for one of the biggest challenges of his life.

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Where's your head at?!

by Katherine Bond

7 months ago

We’ve been thinking a lot about performance recently. Ok, so maybe that’s an obvious statement, so allow us to get more specific. We’ve been thinking about – or really, reminded of - the value and impact of focusing on performance rather than results.

Posted in: Performancehuman performanceMindsetPreparationReadinessResults

Brilliance not busyness

by Jim Constable

7 months ago

Listening to Oliver Burkman’s excellent recent radio series on busyness got us thinking about how it relates to high performance. We already talk about managing your performance energy not your time. Now we’re thinking about managing your mindset towards your tasks and managing your ego too!

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The Mountain Mindset

Sophie Radcliffe cycling
Sophie Radcliffe

by Sophie Radcliffe

7 months ago

Inspirational K2 Ambassador Sophie Radcliffe (@challengesophie) talking us through the mountain mindset and lessons from the pain cave. Another exclusive inside track from Sophie's extraordinary story…

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Rio 2016 Paralympics: Rest. Recover. Review. Go again. Better never stops.

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by Katy Stanton

7 months ago

Our very own Katherine Bond (almost) live after Rio Paralympics 2016 closing ceremony and one of Paralympics GB's best ever performances! Katherine shares with us the final stages of her work with Paralympic athletes of the future in Rio, in her leadership of the Paralympic Inspiration Programme (PIP) this week.

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