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Reflecting on 2016

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.

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A festival of readiness…

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.

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Ready for Rio… again?!

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.

Posted in: Blog postsMindsetPreparationReadinessResilienceRio Olympics

White Water Rowing Team
Connected to further, faster, higher, better

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?

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Performance, not results, the world over!

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’.

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The Noisiest Games in History

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.

Posted in: Blog postsMindsetPreparationPressureRio Olympics

White Water Rowing Team
“I will row through shit for you, America”

With the Rio Olympics only days away, we’re about to see lots of intensely passionate people performing under great pressure.

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