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Randall Peterson's Biography

 

Randall S. Peterson is Professor of Organisational Behaviour at London Business School and 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, Barclays, Braxton, Chevron/Texaco, Deutsche Bank, Emirates Bank, IBM, Nestlé and Roche.  He is also faculty director of the High Performance People Skills programme and the leadership week of the Accelerated Development Programme, flagship Executive Education programmes at London Business School.  He has also taught the HPPS programme at the Indian School of Business in Hyderabad, India. 

 

Randall's current research activities include studies investigating how CEO personality affects top management team interaction as well as firm performance, how personality of members affects 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's recent research also includes editing and writing a book recently released 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. 
Professor Randall Peterson

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