This episode features Dr. Piers Steel, one of the world’s leading experts in the study of procrastination.

Piers Steel is a professor in the Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources area and is the Brookfield Research Chair at the Haskayne School of Business. He is a recognized authority on the science of motivation and is known internationally for his productivity research, receiving widespread media coverage.

Piers’ particular areas of research interest include culture, motivation and decision-making. He is also currently driving a systematic review of ethical research with the goal of identifying what is known and where knowledge gaps lie and sharing the knowledge in a practical and accessible format. He has expertise in systematic review and meta-analysis, having published over 25 scholarly articles on the topic, and is a member of the Society of Research Synthesis and Methodology ( He has published several methodology papers on how to improve meta-analysis.

To learn more about Dr. Steel’s work on procrastination visit
If you want to use his online meta-analysis tool, visit