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Leading organisational psychology expert Professor Cary Cooper shares insight into the wellbeing agenda

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013


The Management School was delighted to host Distinguished Professor of Organisational Psychology and Health at Lancaster University Management School, Cary Cooper, CBE at the University here in Sheffield on the 1st of May to share his expertise on the wellbeing agenda.

Professor Cooper is the author and editor of more than 125 books and is one of Britain’s most quoted business gurus.

This special lecture explored the  wellbeing agenda including new pressures that are emerging on people at work during the current times. Professor Cooper also discussed the costs of stress at work and the strategies for dealing with these issues.

The event was well attended and gave interesting topics for discussion amongst staff and students from the Management School and the faculty.

More about Professor Cary Cooper:
As well as Professor at Lancaster University, he is a founding President of the British Academy of Management, a Companion of the Chartered Management Institute and one of only 5 UK Fellows of the (American) Academy of Management,  President of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and President of RELATE.

Professor Cooper was the Founding Editor of the Journal of Organizational Behavior, Editor of the scholarly journal Stress and Health and is the Editor  (with Professor Chris Argyris of Harvard Business School and Professor Bill Starbuck of New York University as Associate Editors) of the Blackwell Encyclopaedia of Management.

He has been an advisor to the World Health Organisation, ILO, and EU in the field of occupational health research and wellbeing, was Chair of the Global Agenda Council on Chronic Disease of the World Economic Forum (2009-2010) and is Chair of the Academy of Social Sciences (comprising 43 learned societies in the social sciences and over 87,000members). In 2001 he was awarded the CBE by the Queen for his contributions to organisational health and safety.

Guest lecture from Management School alumnus Richard Bruce: Part 2

Friday, May 4th, 2012

Management School alumnus Richard Bruce will deliver the second of two guest lectures; ‘FMCG/Food Supplier: Multiple retailer relations – is it all bad news?’ on the 9th of May, at 3pm in the Mappin Building, Lecture Theatre 09.

Richard Bruce, FRSA, is an Advanced Visiting Fellow at the Management School and graduated from the School with a MBA in Business Administration in 1991. He has extensive experience in supply chain management working with food and drink manufacturers, food retailers, and farmers and growers.

Register now:

To book your place please click here – register now as places are limited.

We hope you can join us.

Gareth Davis, University of Sheffield alumnus and former CEO of Imperial Tobacco, shares his 12 key principles of leadership

Thursday, May 19th, 2011

Gareth Davis graduated with a degree in Geography and Economics from the University of Sheffield in 1972. He is currently Chairman of William Hill plc and Wolesley plc, and a non- executive director of DS Smith plc.

Gareth was formerly CEO of Imperial Tobacco Group PLC, where he spent 37 successful years developing it from a predominantly UK business into one of the world´s leading tobacco companies – including leading the successful demerger of the company from Hanson PLC, and its listing on the London Stock Exchange in October 1996.

A former resident of Earnshaw Hall whilst at Sheffield, Gareth was also a keen member of the football team and is a dedicated Bolton Wanderers supporter.

Expert Lecture from Gareth Davis 05 May 2011

During his expert lecture, University of Sheffield alumnus Gareth Davis, shared the qualities that, in his experience, are the makings of a good leader:

1. Work hard

To plagiarise the old Gary Player quote – ‘the harder I work the luckier I seem to get’ – in other words intelligence or intellect is not enough to be able to lead.

2. Know your industry well

Know your industry´s processes of manufacture and sales and try to be an expert on your competitors and other stakeholders in your business.

3. The unstoppable combination

Hard work, informed technical expertise and, above all, a character that enables you to get on with people is a rare but unstoppable combination for success.

4. Learn to be brave

When you have gained experience and knowledge learn to be brave and trust your instincts.

5. Be an optimist

Have a can-do approach to life – see the glass half full. It inspires confidence in others around you.

6. Embrace and value internationalisation in all its forms

By all means be a proud national but by embracing internationalisation your life, career and emotional intelligence will be immeasurably enriched.

7. Take a chance on people

Let them flourish and especially take a chance on youth – you will be let down only very rarely.

8. Walk the talk

A vision and a strategy have to be lived and breathed or you become a victim of rhetoric and are seen as vacuous.

9. Assemble talent around you (above or below)

Be demanding of that talent, treat them well and show them loyalty.

10. Respect the dignity of work at all levels

Never forget the little guy or take them for granted – they need respect as well as reward.

11. Be visible, approachable, accessible and prepared to listen and learn

And at all costs avoid the `not invented here´ syndrome – one of the biggest drags on a business and a massive turn-off to an aspiring management team.

And last but by no means least:
12. Have some fun!

Enjoy your colleagues, celebrate their achievements and try to enrich their lives.