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.
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!
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…
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.
The very first ever PlanetK2 PerformanceFest rocked out loud last week. What nugget of learning will be the one that makes the biggest difference to you? Make it happen. Make it count. JFDI.
Our very own Katherine Bond talking to us from Rio Paralympics 2016! Katherine shares with us the work she is doing in Rio leading the Paralympic Inspiration Programme (PIP).
It’s interesting when you hear one of your country’s leading performance psychologists, with an impressive track record going back through 5 Olympics cycles, talking about the value of play.
As you know, readiness is a proud obsession of ours. Because of that, with the Olympic and Paralympic Games going on, we’ve been passionately applying our obsession and listening out for more readiness lessons to share.
So that was the Rio Olympics. A fantastic fortnight of sport and a compelling spectacle for those of us glued to our screens. The backdrop was spectacular, and as ever, the controversy and noise around the Games organisation and environment faded into the background once competition got going.
At K2 our passionate belief is that if people played work like the elite play sport, they’d get better results. For us, the Olympics is an opportunity to contribute, appreciate and learn. We exist to help the business world think, prepare and perform like elite athletes. So what did we learn from Rio?
Olympic athletes spend most of their time training and very little time competing, so each day they must think about what they need to do to get better. Contrast this with to the world of work where it feels like a competition every day and everyone’s focused on ‘to-do lists’ much more than ‘to improve lists’.
So, the Rio Olympic Games are underway! After 4 years of preparation – for both athletes and their support teams, and for the host city – the Games got started with a spectacular Opening Ceremony on Friday night.