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

The best talent in the world, who cares about what they do, who cares about being fulfilled, who cares about being engaged, they will gravitate around leaders that can deliver for them that experience.

Tony Jamous, CEO & Founder of Oyster

Tony Jamous is the CEO and Founder of Osyter, the automated global employment platform that removes barriers to remote work and distributed hiring. Oyster is the second Unicorn that Tony has founded.

Petr Baron, CEO of tbi bank

Petr Baron is CEO of tbi, the challenger bank that is one of the most profitable in Southeastern Europe. In this episode, Petr talks about:

There's one text always written on the board and it says, "what problem are we solving, problem solving partner"? Because whoever is sitting opposite me is looking at that. And that person is my problem solving partner.

Petr Baron, CEO of tbi bank

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