Meet the change experts
Professors Dan Cable and Raina Brands guide you through an unforgettable learning experience.
Dan Cable, Programme Director, Professor of Organisational Behaviour
- Nationality: American
- What Dan brings to the programme: Professor Cable is the Academic Director of the programme. He focuses on understanding the psychology of sustainable change, managing resistance to change, understanding the power and principles of managing ‘why’ during the change process and purpose, and building engagement.
- Experience: Professor Cable’s areas of interest include employee engagement, leading change, organisational culture and its effects on competitive advantage, leadership development and the link between brands and employee behaviours. He is the author of Change to Strange: Create a Great Organization by Building a Strange Workforce and winner of the McCormick Award for Distinguished Research Contributions from the Society for Industrial and Organisational Psychology. His research focuses on cultural fit, talent management, organisational entry processes, incentive schemes and career success.
- Key clients: Organisations ranging from high-tech start-ups to the World Economic Forum. Clients include Arla Foods, Areva, Danone, Deutsche Bank, McDonald’s, Novant Health, PwC, Rabobank and Twinings.
Raina Brands, Assistant Professor of Organisational Behaviour
- Nationality: Australian
- What Raina brings to the programme: Professor Brands focuses on the importance of informal relationships in inspiring change and influence and managing stakeholders. She leads on the change-maker network diagnostic.
- Experience: Professor Brands is an expert on the informal side of organisational life. She studies how informal networks of friendship, advice and communication help or hinder the change efforts of managers in the workplace, by underpinning collaboration, performance and leadership. Her work is published in Administrative Science Quarterly, Organisation Science, Journal of Organisational Behaviour and has been featured in the New York Times, The Guardian, The Financial Times and Glamour Magazine.