Professor Randall S. Peterson is Chair of the Organisational Behaviour Subject Area and Vice President of the School’s Campaign Committee. His current research activities include investigating: leadership transitions in organisations; how CEO personality affects top management team interaction; and the effects of member personality on group interaction and performance. He is also currently working to set up a Leadership Research Institute at the School.
As Professor of Organisational Behaviour at London Business School, he teaches Executive Education and MBA programmes on leading teams and organisations; high performance teams; leadership assessment; and interpersonal skill development.
Professor Peterson is also a faculty director of the High Performance People Skills programme and runs the ‘Leadership Week’ of the Accelerated Development and Senior Executive Programmes. He has been invited to teach and consult 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 has edited the book, 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.
Professor Peterson holds a PhD in Social and Organisational 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 S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management. He is a former Deputy Dean (Faculty), Subject Area Chair of Organisational Behaviour, and Chair of the Ph.D. Programme of London Business School.