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

Decide what you want to do, how you want to do it, communicate it consistently, clearly, in a simple way that everybody understands and then create an environment where everybody can be part of it.

Ian Constance, CEO of the Advanced Propulsion Centre UK

Ian Constance, CEO of the Advanced Propulsion Centre UK

Are you comfortable challenging others and being challenged in return? Ian Constance, CEO of Advanced Propulsion Centre UK, talks about this motto of his and why it's easy to say and hard to implement.

Chia-Lin Simmons, CEO of LogicMark

Chia-Lin Simmons is the CEO of LogicMark and an early leader in AI and IoT.

What I try to do best I can is put together and pull some times that are meant to be sort of one on ones, and even if they're a little bit shorter, I try to turn off other things so that I'm fully focused on that individual and what they're sharing with me at that time.

Chia-Lin Simmons, CEO of LogicMark

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