Dr. Randall S. Peterson, Professor of Organisational Behaviour and Academic Director of the LBS Leadership Institute at London Business School

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Dr. Randall S. Peterson, Professor of Organisational Behaviour and Academic Director of the LBS Leadership Institute at London Business School

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Dr. Randall S. Peterson is Professor of Organisational Behaviour and Academic Director of the London Business School Leadership Institute at London Business School. He is former Deputy Dean (Faculty) of the School, Vice President of the School’s fundraising campaign committee, Chair of the Organisational Behaviour Subject Area, and of the London Business School Ph.D. Programme. He teaches executive and MBA classes on leading teams and organisations, board dynamics, high performance teams, leadership assessment and interpersonal skill development. He has been invited to teach, speak, and consult in these areas across the world for organisations such as the Danish Centre for Leadership and Leaders Sports Performance Summit, as well as companies including AREVA, Barclays, Braxton, Chevron/Texaco, Deutsche Bank, Emirates Bank, E.ON, IBM, Lufthansa, Nestlé, PwC, Roche and Uster Technologies. He is also faculty lead for the School’s leadership weeks on the flagship general management programmes, Accelerated Development Programme and Senior Executive Programme. 

Randall's current research activities include studies investigating how to lead diverse teams, leadership transitions in organisations, how CEO personality affects top management team interaction and well as firm performance, as well as investigating how trust forms in work teams, and the effects of conflict in groups - including an influential study of the crucial role trust plays in getting the benefits of task conflict without also increasing the damage of relationship conflict in top management teams in the hotel industry. Randall has also edited a book entitled Leading and Managing People in Dynamic Organizations. His research has been published in the leading journals in the field including Academy of Management Annals, Research in Organizational Behavior, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Journal of Applied Psychology, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, and Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.

Randall holds a Ph.D. in Social Psychology from the University of California, Berkeley. Before coming to London Business School he was on the faculty of Northwestern University and Cornell University's S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management.

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