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Speaker session

Putting your best self to work

14:00 - 15:30

Dan Cable

Professor of Organisational Behaviour

About this session

The stories that we tell ourselves about ourselves can be powerful in terms of changing our behaviours and achieving desired outcomes. In this talk Professor Cable focuses on some of the processes and outcomes that can occur when we prompt people to think about their best selves. Results from several studies suggest that organisations can achieve greater humanistic and economic performance when they activate employees’ best selves.

About the speakers

Dan Cable's areas of teaching, research and consulting include employee engagement, leading change, organisational culture and its effects on sustained competitive advantage, leadership development, and the linkage between brands and employee behaviours.

Professor Cable’s most recent book is Change to Strange: Create a Great Organization by Building a Strange Workforce, and he also has published more than 50 articles on culture and cultural fit, careers and management in top academic journals. His most recent research was published in MIT’s Sloan Management Review and the Academy of Management Journal, and has been featured in the Economist, Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and Business Week. In 2014, Professor Cable won the ‘Best article in Organizational Behavior’ from the Academy of Management, and in 2012 the Academy of Management Perspectives ranked Professor Cable 22nd most influential management scholar.

Professor Cable has worked with a broad range of organisations ranging from high-tech start-ups to the World Economic Forum. His recent clients include Arla Foods, Areva, Carlsberg, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, McDonalds, PwC, Rabobank, Roche, and Twinings.