Experience and Motivation - a heady mix?

by Chris Shambrook

1 week ago

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.

Posted in: PerformanceMotivation

Continuous improvement – what are YOU doing?

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by Dominic Walker

3 months ago

There’s a lot of airtime given to ‘continuous improvement’ in the workplace. For us, improvement is an attitude and a set of behaviours. In the workplace, our approach to learning, […]

Posted in: PerformancegoalsMotivationRoutinestime management

Are you using your Battle Mentality?

by Katherine Bond

4 months ago

I’m writing this from Melbourne Airport, en route back home to the UK after a great couple of weeks working with some of our Australian customers. Airports make me reflect – they represent endings and beginnings, so it seems like the perfect time to put pen to paper.

Posted in: ChallengesChangeChoicesConfidencehuman performanceMindsetMotivationPreparation

How to channel childhood heroes to inspire goals that deliver

by Jim Constable

5 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

Winning the biggest race of my life

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by Simon Chodziesner

5 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

An insight from champions

by Katherine Bond

12 months ago

If you’re a tennis fan you’ll have been suffering post-Wimbledon blues last week. It was another classic Wimbledon – imperfect weather conditions, some surprising upsets and a few memorable on-court battles. As ever, there was plenty of high performance learning to be taken from the fortnight – and this week, we’re sharing our picks of the best.

Posted in: PerformanceChallengesMotivationPressureResilience

Water!

by Jim Constable

1 year ago

Recently we asked a team what sprang to mind when they thought about team building. Do you know what they said? “Water!” Water!!

Posted in: LeadershipCoachingMotivationTeams

A Festival of learning

by Chris Shambrook

1 year ago

As you know, we’ve a passion for performance and a while ago, Keith came up with the beautifully simple idea of creating an event that would help share this passion in a whole new way. And so Performance Fest was born.

Posted in: Learning and DevelopmentMotivationPerformancefestTeams

Unconscious competence

by Katherine Bond

1 year ago

If you can do something without thinking about it, congratulations but watch out. It’s the riskiest place of all. It’s great – because you can do it without much thought, but boy, be ready for a fall.

Posted in: PerformanceEssentialsLearningMotivationPracticePreparationRoutines

An apple a day…

by Katherine Bond

1 year ago

We’re always scanning what’s going on in the world to see how we can connect it to simple, high performance thinking, and when Jim spotted some stuff about a new approach to food labelling, it got us thinking.

Posted in: PerformanceHigh performanceMotivationRoutines

Zero hours contracts – a dark place for motivation

by Keith Hatter

2 years ago

All the talk of zero hours contracts during the election campaign focused on the two predictable sides of the debate. Businesses need them so they can remain flexible and competitive in uncertain times (though it’s unclear when business will think times are certain and that even if they did, whether they’d then stop using them).

Posted in: PerformanceConfidenceConnectednessMotivation

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