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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.

Posted in: Blog postsEnergyPerformancethe basics

Performance Improvement

As humans, we’ve long been learning from nature. After all, we’re part of it – and in modern times, some of our best inventions have come from learning how things […]

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Take control of your feedback

In most organisations ‘feedback’ is something that is done to people and ends up being a concept that brings a certain degree of fear to mind for people when they […]

Posted in: Performance insightsPerformancethe basics

girl with long hair running through field with colourful balloons
Seven high performance secrets to putting some Spring in your step

It’s spring time here in the UK. It’s a stupendous and productive time. The grasses are growing, the leaves sprouting on the trees, the flowers blossoming, the land turning from brown into a huge variety of colours. You can almost see it changing in front of you. The amount of energy apparent at this time is extraordinary.

Posted in: Blog postsEnergythe basics

Ironman coping with pressure
Six tips for coping when the going gets tough

Shit happens. That’s life at times. Most people do okay in favourable and fragrant times. But a real test comes along when some smelly stuff hits. Here's our six tips for coping when the going gets tough.

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The Power of Connection

We recently published a blog on choosing your ‘battle’ mentality to challenge and adversity – based on some work we’d been doing with GM Holden in Australia. So we’re delighted that it’s prompted this weeks guest blog from Ashley Winnett, Executive Director of Human Resources at GM Holden.

Posted in: Blog postsMotivationthe basics

How Danny Willett won the Masters - be ready to win!

It’s golf’s Masters time at Augusta, Georgia and the reigning champion is Britain’s Danny Willets. Danny’s story of how he came to win has inspired us; it's all about being ready to take your moment when it matters most.

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What colour is your diary?

Elite athletes perform in a challenging arena – one often characterised by intense pressure, tough competition, demanding managers, multiple priorities, and high costs of failure. Performers in business share all […]

Posted in: Performance insightsMotivationthe basics

nappies
Ready for the pressure?

This week our colleague Sam shares how he’s using the performance pie to get ready for one very special occasion… which since writing this is now a reality! Congratulations Sam and Kate!

Posted in: Blog postsPressurethe basics

The Performance Pie by Planet K2 on The Performance Room
Be ready to perform

We spoke to Ingrid Farmer about how the Performance Pie helps her to be ready to perform. A former Performance Champion at the IOD, Ingrid has recently taken up a new role at the Institution of Civil Engineering working for the International Director.

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How I use goals

So, I've just finished the first of the 2017 Performance Festival sessions at the super nice Dorchester Hotel. Vibe wise, it’s very different from the Vaults where we held the 2016 Performance Fest and an important reminder that the environment is only part of what makes up a performance and you take advantage of whatever any environment gives you.

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