Piers Steel, Ph.D.

Dr. Piers Steel
Dr. Piers Steel is one of the world’s leading researchers and speakers on the science of motivation and procrastination. Winner of the Killam Emerging Research Leader award, he is considered the top new professor at the University of Calgary, where he teaches human resources and organizational dynamics at the Haskayne School of Business. He has been studying procrastination and its impact for more than ten years—and spent the decades before that as a procrastinator himself. Dr. Steel’s research has been reported thousands of times around the world, ranging from Psychology Today and New Scientist to Good Housekeeping and The New Yorker. He lives in Calgary, Alberta, with his wife and two sons.

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The Procrastination Equation

Why do kitchens need to be cleaned the night before the final exams? How come the arrival of a new email suddenly seems more important than a crucial sales pitch? And why does a healthy diet always start tomorrow? The Procrastination Equation tells us why we do what we do-or in this case, don't.