That HR Podcast episode 13: Can CEO schedules solve the productivity puzzle?

Company bosses have some of the most demanding jobs going, but should they be leading by example and upping their down time?

In this episode, Lauren speaks to expert CEO coach Dave Bailey about the weird and wacky habits of the super-successful, and their responsibility (or not) to set an example for their employees at a time of rife presenteeism and mental ill-health.

A team of guest editors is also welcomed into People Management HQ to put their burning questions to CIPD chief executive Peter Cheese; and your favourite agony uncle Tim Pointer counsels a listener feeling trapped at work.

Join People Management junior staff writer Lauren Brown on the podcast that takes the pulse of HR – and don't forget to give us your feedback by tweeting us at @peoplemgt or email

Thank you to our guests from this episode:

  • Dave Bailey
  • Peter Cheese, CIPD chief executive, plus our team of guest editors
  • Tim Pointer, founder Starboard