Randall S. Peterson





Professor of Organizational Behavior and Academic Director of the Leadership Institute at London Business School.



Leadership and teamwork in the Middle East. Leading diverse teams, how CEO personality affects top management team interaction, leadership transitions in organizations, conflict management in teams and the effects of member personality on group interaction and performance.



Published in numerous journals including Research in Organizational Behavior, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes. Clients include Alcan, Barclays, Braxton, Chevron/Texaco, IBM, Nestlé and Roche.



BS and MA from University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. PhD in Social Psychology from the University of California, Berkeley.

As Professor of Organizational Behavior at London Business School, Randall teaches Executive Education and MBA programs on leading teams and organizations, high-performance teams, leadership assessment, and interpersonal skill development. He teaches the ‘Leadership Week’ of the Accelerated Development Program for transition into general management, as well as leadership on the Senior Executive Programme.

He has edited the book, 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.

Prior to joining London Business School, he was on the faculty of Northwestern University and Cornell University's S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management. He is a former Deputy Dean (Faculty), Subject Area Chair of Organizational Behavior, Chair of the PhD Program and Vice President of the Campaign Committee of London Business School.