Enterprise & Innovation Group
DCU Business School
01 700 5254
As well as lecturing in Strategy, Digital Business and Transformation, Dermot is the newly appointed leader of DCU Business School’s Practicums (Applied Business Projects).
Practicums provide DCU Masters students with the opportunity to apply their learnings by working on projects of strategic importance for client companies, supervised by experienced Faculty. Dermot was a Teaching Fellow and Programme Director in Trinity Business School, lecturing in Strategy, International Business, and Operations Management on MBA, MSc and BESS degrees. He was also Director of Trinity Business School’s Executive Education programmes, as well as leading Strategic Company Projects “Practicums” since 2012.
Previously, Dermot was Executive Learning Director in the IMI – Irish Management Institute, and continues to lecture there on various programmes, including the most senior programmes. An Engineer by initial degree, he held senior management positions in ITT Alcatel in Holland and was European Transformation Manager for Digital Equipment Corporation (now HP). He is a member of the Boards of several companies, most recently a Cloud and Cyber company.
His current research is directed at helping companies to scale internationally, developing multinational subsidiaries, and developing innovative enterprise clusters. Dermot has published numerous articles and books, including Strategic Cost Reduction, Project Management: A Practical Guide and Managing Professionals and Other Smart People. This includes substantial chapters on executive coaching, leadership, self-confidence and personality and dealing with “difficult” people, especially for modern professionals.
He is certified in Psychometric Science, Occupational Testing, DiSC, 16PF, EQi, and is familiar with Belbin, MBTI, Rowe, Enneagram, Kilmann, FIRO-B, MLQ and various personality profilers. Dermot is noted for his expertise in resolving complex strategic issues and he can draw on an unusual depth of experience in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors, and this has helped him craft winning strategies for organisations experiencing disruption or business growth challenges.