Dr. Randall Peterson

Professor of Organisational Behaviour, Academic Director, Leadership Institute

London Business School

Professor Randall S Peterson is Academic Director of the Leadership Institute and Chair of the Research Ethics Committee. His current research activities include investigating: how CEO personality affects top management team interaction, board dynamics, leading diverse teams, conflict management in teams, and the effects of member personality on group interaction and performance.

As Professor of Organisational Behaviour at London Business School, he teaches on the EMBA, MBA, MFA, and Executive Education on leading teams and organisations, high performance teams, leadership assessment, and interpersonal skill development. He teaches the ‘Leadership Week’ of the Accelerated Development Programme for transition into general management, as well as leadership on the Senior Executive Programme. He has been invited to teach and consult across the world, for companies such as ADNOC, Alcan, AREVA, Barclays, Chevron/Texaco, Deutsche Bank, Emirates Bank, E.ON, GIB, IBM, Lufthansa, Nestlé, Price Waterhouse Coopers, and Roche.

His research is published in the leading scholarly journals in the field including Academy of Management Annals, Organizational Behaviour and Human Decision Processes, Journal of Applied Psychology, Administrative Science Quarterly and Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. Randall has also edited a book entitled Leading and Managing People in Dynamic Organizations. Randall's latest book is called “Disaster in the Boardroom: Six Dysfunctions Everyone Should Understand”.

Professor Peterson holds a PhD in Social Psychology from the University of California, Berkeley. Prior to joining London Business School, he was on the faculty of Northwestern University and Cornell University's SC Johnson Graduate School of Management. He is a former Deputy Dean (Faculty), Subject Area Chair of Organisational Behaviour, Chair of the Ph.D. Programme, and Vice President of the Campaign Committee of London Business School.