Narcissist leaders represent a conundrum for organisations. On the one hand, they can be huge assets, maintaining impressive drive and vision and enacting sweeping change through the power of their charisma. On the other hand, they can be volatile leaders, exploding at any suggestion that their rosy view of their own competence is inaccurate. In this talk, Randall Peterson will explore the various dimensions of narcissism and discuss how companies can best leverage it to optimally benefit organisations and teams.
Randall S. Peterson is Professor of Organisational Behaviour and Academic Director of the Leadership Institute at London Business School. He is a highly-experienced researcher, teacher and consultant. His expertise is in all aspects of organisational behaviour and he is an internationally-recognised authority on developing high-performance and multinational teams, conflict resolution, assessing leadership, leader personality, and developing interpersonal skills.
Randall obtained his PhD at the University of California, Berkeley in social psychology. He teaches the leadership week on both the flagship Senior Executive and Accelerated Development Programmes, as well as for the leadership degree programmes. Randall has also worked with a wide range of executives and leading organisations worldwide, ranging from consulting, to banking, energy, and retail.
Randall is also a regular contributor to a wide range of academic journals, book publications, industry outlets and conferences. His research has featured in a wide variety of outlets from the Journal of Applied Psychology to HR Magazine and Harvard Business Review.