Dave Lees

Dave Lees

Position: Senior Lecturer

College: College of Business, Law and Social Sciences

Department: Derby Business School, Derby Management School

Subject area: Business and Management

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I do this by bringing coaching, experienced practical management and leadership skills and a high degree of emotional intelligence, I add reality, up-to-date thinking and balance to the College.

Teaching responsibilities

  • Leadership and management
  • Change
  • Coaching
  • Coaching for Managers
  • Cross-cultural management
  • International Management
  • Employability skills and theory
  • Strategic HRM

Professional interests

  • Teaching and using Coaching professionally and ethically
  • Researching Leadership
  • Freelance writer for Pearson

Research interests

  • Leadership and Management
  • Coaching via online media such as Facebook
  • Teaching and Assessment

Membership of professional bodies

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Authority
  • Academic Member CIPD
  • Member of the Association for Coaching
  • Member of the Society for Neurolinguistic Programming
  • Associate Member of the CMI


Postgraduate qualifications

  • MBA
  • PGCert in Learning and Teaching
  • PGCert in Leadership Coaching
  • Academic Member CIPD
  • Level A & B British Psychological Society standards in Occupational Testing
  • Master Practitioner in NLP

Recent publications

  • Hanson, J. and Lees, D. (2011) Initial experiences of using social media as a medium for online coaching. Poster Presented at the 3rd European Conference in Coaching Psychology. London.
  • Hanson, J., Lees, D., and Thandi, N. (2012) Using online coaching to develop psychological fitness and employability. Paper presented at the BAM Conference, Sep. 2013, Cardiff
  • Hanson, J., Thandi, N and Lees, D.(2013) Social Media as a Medium for Online Coaching: The role of individual differences. Development paper presented at the the BAM Conference, Sept. 2013.
  • Lees, D.G. and Carpenter, V.C. (2012) A qualitative assessment of providing quality electronically mediated feedback for student in higher education. International Journal of Learning Technology Vol. 7 No. 1 pp. 95-110
  • Lees, D.G. Leadership and Power: an incompatible mix. Conference paper. Human Capital without Border: Knowledge and Learning for Quality of Life, Portoroz, Slovenia. 25-27 June, 2014. http://www.toknowpress.net/ISBN/978-961-6914-09-3/papers/ML14-629.pdf

Recent conferences

  • 3rd European Conference in Coaching Psychology. London. 2011
  • University of Derby LTA Conference. Buxton. Summer 2013
  • British Academy of Management Annual Conference. Liverpool. September 2013
  • Management, Knowledge and Learning. International Conference. Human Capital without Borders: Knowledge and Learning for Quality of Life. Potoroz, Slovenia. 25-27 June, 2014

Additional interests and activities

  • Musician - Trombone playing - Classical and Big Band - Bass and tenor
  • Choir - Bass
  • Supporting others in their development.

Experience in industry

  • 14 years as Pharmaceutical sales representative
  • 14 years in various Sales Management roles in GlaxoSmithKline
  • Run my own Coaching Business specialising in SME owners
  • Run my own Business Consultancy specialising in SME's

International experience

  • Teaching at postgraduate level in Botswana and Malawi
  • Module Leader for programmes in Botswana, Malaysia, Malawi and Greece.

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