Be inspired

You don’t tend to act unless you’re inspired. And time is precious. So here are ideas and thoughts worth making a little time for.

Understanding and overcoming procrastination

Fuschia Sirois is a professor at Durham University’s Department of Psychology. She is particularly interested in how procrastination, perfectionism, loneliness and traits linked to negative mood adversely affect health, and the qualities that play a role in improving well-being.

Estimates suggest that anywhere between 15% and 25% of the adult population procrastinate regularly. So what this means is that about one in five members of your team are going to be prone to procrastination.

Fuschia Sirois, Professor at Durham University’s Department of Psychology

Consistency of how you turn up creates a stability of the relationship you’re then generating and enjoying, hopefully, with the people that you’re managing because they know the individual and they know who they’re going to be interacting with every day rather than variations of.

Georgina (Twink) Field, CEO & Founder of White Marble

Georgina (Twink) Field, CEO & Founder of White Marble

In this episode, Georgina (Twink) Field, CEO and Founder of White Marble, the investment marketing consultancy, talks about:

Ruth Kelly, Chair of Thames Freeport and Water UK

In this episode, Ruth Kelly, Chair of Thames Freeport and Water UK, and ex-Secretary of State for Education and Skills, talks about:

I'd like every manager spend proper time with every one of their direct reports every week. I think that in itself would make quite a lot of difference.

Ruth Kelly, Chair Thames Freeport and Water UK, previously Member of UK Parliament and Secretary of State for Education and Skills

The benefits of being a connector within organisations

Martin Kilduff is a professor at UCL School of Management. In his research, he focusses on the importance of social network connections between people and the ways those connections help or hinder in their job performance, career, and their lives more generally.

Social network brokerage means connecting across people who are otherwise disconnected and looking for those ideas that are important in organisational life as well as in everyday life.

Martin Kilduff, Professor of Organisational Behavior at University College London