Dan Cable

Organizational expert on employee engagement and leading change.


Thinkers50 Radar Class of 2018. 


Shortlisted for the Thinkers50 2019 Talent Award.


Recipient of 2020 London Business School’s Excellence in Teaching Award.


Cable’s areas of teaching, research, and consulting include employee engagement, leading change, organizational culture and its effects on sustained competitive advantage, leadership development and mindset, and the linkage between brands and employee behaviours. In his 2019 book, Alive at Work, he argues that the way organizations are run needs to change in order to release employee creativity and engagement, and help people reach their full potential. In his latest book, Exceptional, he uses the latest science and research behind best self-activation to demonstrate his three-step process to improve your life.


Professor of organizational behavior at London Business School, Cable has also been a professor at Georgia Tech and the University of North Carolina. In 2020, he won London Business School’s Excellence in Teaching Award. The Academy of Management has twice honored him with Best Article awards and the Academy of Management Perspectives ranked him in the Top 25 Most Influential Management Scholars.

Cable’s 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.


Exceptional: Build Your Personal Highlight Reel and Unlock Your Potential (Chronicle, 2020); Alive at Work: The Neuroscience of Helping Your People Love What They Do (HBR Press, 2019); Change to Strange: Create a Great Organization by Building a Strange Workforce (FT Press, 2007).


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“Powerful, practical work on how to deepen purpose in the workplace.”

Stuart Crainer & Des Dearlove, Thinkers50

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