“We spend most of our waking hours at work. So I spend my working hours trying to understand how people can feel like work is part of their ‘real life’ rather than a long commute to the weekend.”
Professor Dan Cable
Dan Cable is Professor of Organisational Behaviour at London Business School. He has also been a professor at Georgia Tech and the University of North Carolina.
His research and teaching focus on employee engagement, change, organisational culture, leadership mindset and the linkage between brands and employee behaviors. In 2020, Dan won London Business School’s Excellence in Teaching Award and he was selected for the 2018 Thinkers50 Radar List. The Academy of Management has twice honoured him with Best Article awards and the Academy of Management Perspectives ranked Dan in the Top 25 Most Influential Management Scholars.
Dan is also a founding partner at Essentic, an organisation dedicated to helping people discover their potential and enabling organisations to offer truly personalised fulfilment in the workplace. Essentic assessments offer individuals evidence of their distinctive strengths and the moments when they have the greatest impact on people close to them – colleagues, family and friends.
Dan’s latest book, Exceptional, appears in September 2020 with Chronicle. His last book, Alive at Work, appeared in March 2018 through Harvard Business School Press. Dan’s first book was Change to Strange and he has also published two edited books and more than 50 articles in top scientific journals. His most recent research was published in Harvard Business Review, Sloan Management Review, Academy of Management Journal and Administrative Science Quarterly. This research has been featured in The Economist, Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, CNBC, The New York Times and Business Week.
Dan has worked with a broad range of organisations – from high-tech start-ups to the World Economic Forum. His recent clients include Carlsberg, Coca Cola, Estée Lauder, EY, HSBC, IKEA, McDonalds, MS Amlin, Prudential, PwC, Rabobank, Roche, Sanofi, Siemens and Twitter.