Episode 24 – Season 1

Published: June 7, 2021

Ben Brearly, Leadership Coach and Consultant, Thoughtful Leader | How believing in someone can improve their wellbeing

Ben Brearley, Leadership Coach and Consultant, Thoughtful Leader | How believing in someone can improve their wellbeing

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

Resources:
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

Contacting Ben
https://www.linkedin.com/in/benbrearley/
https://www.thoughtfulleader.com/

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