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Kerrie McGee

Kerrie McGee

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The first instalment of our 2016 Masterclass series in association with Zurich took place recently at the IMI Conference Centre in Sandyford.

The keynote was delivered by internationally renowned thinker, Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic to an audience of over 150 of Ireland’s leading C-Level executives. The key theme of Tomas’s address centred on the concept of ‘why confidence is overrated in business and beyond and why the world, and in particular executives, would benefit from being less confident’.
Tomas talked passionately, and with a good dose of humour at times, about the negative consequences of mistaking confidence and competence in others especially in talent and hiring decisions, high potential interventions and leadership nominations. It combined real-life examples and business-relevant exercises with strong theoretical and scientific evidence: it was designed to challenge participants to reframe how they evaluate talent in themselves and others.

About Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic

Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic is a Professor of Business Psychology at University College London, visiting Professor at Columbia University and CEO of Hogan Assessment Systems. He was shortlisted for the 2015 Thinkers 50 Talent Award and is a prolifi­c author and an international authority in psychological profiling, talent management, and people analytics.
Tomas has published 8 books and over 120 scientific papers (h index 41), making him one of the most prolific social scientists of his generation. His work has received awards by the American Psychological Association and the International Society for the Study of Individual Differences.
Dr Tomas is also the director of UCL’s Industrial-Organisational and Business Psychology programme, and an Associate to Harvard’s Entrepreneurial Finance Lab.
Over the past 15 years, he has consulted to a range of clients in the financial services (JP Morgan, HSBC, Prudential), advertising (Havas, Fallon, BBH), media (Yahoo!, MTV, Endemol), consumer goods (Unilever, Reckitt Benckiser), fashion (LVMH, Net-a-Porter) and government (British Army, Royal Mail, National Health Service) sectors.

About the Irish Management Institute Masterclass Series

The Irish Management Institute’s Masterclass series brings together global thought leaders on work practices, organisations, leadership and management to share their ideas and lead the discussions in half-day Masterclasses held at the IMI campus in Sandyford, Dublin. Aimed at senior executives across both the private and public sectors, this initiative is designed to provide IMI member organisations with access to a community of experts and an opportunity to share knowledge and best practice within the membership network.
The IMI’s Masterclass series is only one of many membership initiatives delivered by the institute throughout 2016. As a membership organisation, the IMI reflects a spectrum of Irish industry, from the smallest micro-organisations to the world’s largest multinationals. 
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