Ben runs Thoughtful Leader, a company that aims to “develop leaders that make work better”. Ben is an MBA and certified leadership coach who started off in the IT industry and has been leading teams, programs and projects for over 15 years.
Ben believes in a self-fulfilling prophecy in leadership - that the simple act of believing (or not) in somebody can impact their performance and wellbeing.
Ian and Ben discussed;
- The impact of leadership on wellbeing
- Trust in the workplace and evidence that it improves wellbeing
- That the simple act of believing (or not) in somebody can impact a colleagues performance and wellbeing
McKinsey "Boss Factor" study: https://www.mckinsey.com/business-functions/organization/our-insights/the-boss-factor-making-the-world-a-better-place-through-workplace-relationships#
Trust Equation: https://trustedadvisor.com/why-trust-matters/understanding-trust/understanding-the-trust-equation
High-trust organisations study: https://hbr.org/2017/01/the-neuroscience-of-trust
Self-fulfilling prophecy (Pygmalion effect) original study: https://www.duq.edu/about/centers-and-institutes/center-for-teaching-excellence/teaching-and-learning-at-duquesne/pygmalion
What is inspiring Ben:
The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles by Steven Pressfield