Randall S Peterson

Randall S. Peterson

Randall is Professor and Academic Director of the Leadership Institute at London Business School.

Dr. Randall S. Peterson is Professor of Organisational Behaviour and Founding
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 skill development.

Randall has been invited to teach, speak, consult and work with executives, top
management teams, and boards in these areas across the world for organisations
such as the ICSA (The Governance Institute), Danish Centre for Leadership, and
Leaders Sports Performance Summit, as well as companies including ADNOC,
Barclays, Chevron/Texaco, Deutsche Bank, Emirates Bank, E.ON, IBM, LEO
Pharmaceutical, Lufthansa, Nestlé, Novartis, Paymentsense, PwC, 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, board effectiveness, 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. Randall has also edited a book
entitled Leading and Managing People in Dynamic Organizations. His research has
been published in leading managerial journals including Harvard Business Review,
Sloan Management Review, and Strategy + Business, as well as leading academic
journals including Academy of Management Annals, Administrative Science
Quarterly, and Journal of Applied 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. He is on the Leaders as Change Agents (LACA) board, as well as
former chair of the Board of Parayhouse School and Trustee of UN Women UK.