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

There's a lot to do, but what are you going to do first? What's going to make the biggest impact? What's going to help you get ahead on your strategy in the most effective way?

Natasha Frangos, Managing Partner at haysmacintyre

Natasha Frangos, Managing Partner at haysmacintyre

Natasha Frangos is Managing Partner at haysmacintyre. She specialises in advising ambitious, scaling businesses operating in the UK and globally in the creative, media and technology industries.

James Hollow, CEO and Founder of Fabric

James Hollow is the Founder and CEO of Fabric, a Strategic Design and Sustainability consultancy based in Japan.

Diversity is an asset to companies. But then if everyone in your team is not feeling included and feeling a sense of belonging, then you're not going to get access to their diverse ideas and ways of thinking and their lived experience.

James Hollow, CEO and Founder of Fabric

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