Blog posts(112)

'Watch, listen and learn' - what my 96 year old Bampy taught me

Bampy was right – you can learn so much from watching and listening to others. What did you learn this weekend? I learned four big things, before breakfast! Watch, listen […]

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High Performance Team Principles
How to be a great 'I' in a high performing team - 8 key ingredients

A team is a place where there are lots of I’s. Lots of individuals, working together, trying to achieve their personal goals and contribute in the best way they can to collective success. Here are 8 key ingredients for being a brilliant ‘I’ in a high performing team…

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If travelling solo with newborns was an Olympic Sport…

There are a few reasons I really like my job. One of those reasons is that applying a high performance lens to stuff becomes second nature for life as well as work. And there are times when that comes in quite handy – like recently when I decided to take my 10 week old daughter on a flight to Inverness. On my own. Brave or foolish? Here’s how I got on with my adventure, and how I applied my high performance lens to it….

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High Performance Roadshow - PlanetK2 Australia

PlanetK2 High Performance Roadshow Spring 2017: Learn how the world’s best athletes and businesses approach their performance and how you can use that insight to gain competitive advantage, change your game and transform your performance. Breakfast sessions in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne and a transformational workout in Melbourne.

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Get yourself engaged

Where did it all begin? This need for engagement metrics - where employers have started to work on actively ‘engaging’ their employees. Surveying employee engagement, measuring it, sending leaders and managers into an annual spiral of activity, to increase a number to affect their own bonuses. How did we all cope before then?

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The uncomfortable truth about leading performance

If you're a leader, you're a leader of people. If you’re a leader of people, you’re looking to get the best possible performance from them. Therefore, an important element of leadership is to focus the best attention and energy of your people onto doing the things they need to do to get the results you want.

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Juggling fire poi dancers
Can you find your soul reason to exercise?

This comes from Dan Dobson -Smith, Chief Learning & Culture Officer at Essence, one of the most admired digital agencies on the planet. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did!

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Pregnancy
Are you ready for…pregnancy in the workplace?

Sarah has been at the heart of the English Institute of Sport’s Sport Science Support for the last 4 Olympic cycles. On leaving earlier this year, she’d completed the last […]

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Joining a new team
5 things to do when you join a new team

Joining a new team can be a daunting and nerve wracking experience for any person. It is an important transition where not only do we put pressure on ourselves to deliver to our best, we also expect superb communication with people who we're building new working relationships with. Given the pressure and stress we put on ourselves to be amazing straight away, it's not uncommon for this to be a time where you worry a lot!

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Sophie Radcliffe relaxing on a hammock
Make time for rest & recovery, to sustain high performance

I love my job and I love working hard at it. Most days it doesn’t feel like work and no two days are the same, bringing variety and change to my life on a weekly basis. I’m an athlete, blogger and motivational speaker. I built my own business from scratch over the last four years, turning an idea into a platform that reaches 1.2 million people globally every month.

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Making culture live & breathe

This week’s blog comes from Jo Webb, an independent HR consultant and director of the Culture Co, a boutique culture change and HR consultancy in the UK. Jo shares her […]

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Experience and Motivation - a heady mix?

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.

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