Professor, London Business SchoolRandall S. Peterson is Professor of Organisational Behaviour at London Business School. He is currently working with faculty across the School on the establishment of a Leadership Institute and is a Vice President of the School’s campaign committee. He is former Deputy Dean (Faculty) of the School, Chair of the Organisational Behaviour Subject Area, and of the London Business School Ph.D. committee. He teaches executive and MBA classes on leading teams and organisations, high performance teams, leadership assessment and interpersonal skill development. He has been invited to teach and consult in these areas across the world for companies such as Alcan, AREVA, Barclays, Braxton, Chevron/Texaco, Deutsche Bank, Emirates Bank, E.ON, IBM, Lufthansa, Nestlé, Price Waterhouse Coopers, and Roche. He is also faculty director of the High Performance People Skills programme and the leadership week of the Accelerated Development Programme, as well as teaching leadership on Senior Executive Programme.
Randall’s current research activities include studies investigating 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, the effects of member personality on group interaction and performance, and the effects of conflict in groups – including a recent 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 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 and Organisational 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.