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5 high performance reasons why we loved the tube strike…

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.

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A Happy New High Performance Year!

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.

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Can you keep it up?

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.

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Self-help...

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!

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What drives me to perform?

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.

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Serious about learning?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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