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Margaret Ormiston

Assistant Professor of Organisational Behaviour

PhD (University of California, Berkeley); BA (University of California)

Dr Margaret Ormiston teaches courses on leadership and leading teams on the MBA, EMBA, MiF, PhD, and Executive Education programmes –as Assistant Professor of Organisational Behaviour – at London Business School.

Her research examines the underlying psychological processes that influence team and organisational performance in small groups as well as top management teams. Her research has been published in academic outlets such as the Academy of Management Journal, the Journal of Applied Psychology, and Personnel Psychology.

Dr Ormiston received her doctorate in Business Administration and Industrial Relations from the University of California at Berkeley. Prior to obtaining her PhD, Dr Ormiston worked as a research analyst at the Center for Effective Organisations at the University of Southern California, and as a research analyst at a litigation consulting firm in Los Angeles.


Negotiating face-to-face: Men’s facial structure predicts negotiation performance

Haselhuhn M P; Wong E M; Ormiston M E; Inesi M E; Galinsky A D

Leadership Quarterly


A face only an investor could love: CEO facial structure predicts firm financial performance

Wong E M; Ormiston M E; Haselhuhn M P

Psychological Science


From approach to inhibition: The influence of power on responses to poor-performers

Ferguson A; Ormiston M E; Moon H

Journal of Applied Psychology

Implementing strategic change in a health care system: the importance of leadership and change readiness

Caldwell D; Chatman J; O'Reilly C; Ormiston M E; Lapiz M

Health Care Management Review

To be enhanced, understood. distinct, or to belong?

Ormiston M; E M Wong

Research on Managing Groups and Teams


Creative idea generation: Harmony versus stimulation

Nemeth C J; Ormiston M E

European Journal of Social Psycology

Leading Teams and Organisations 

Global Leadership Assessment for Managers (MBAs and EMBAs) 

Micro-Organisational Behaviour (MBAs and PhDs) 

Executive education programs: Maersk, Areva, Deutsche Bank, Oman Oil, Prudential

Phi Beta Kappa (1998)

Research Interests

Identity construction in teams, diversity in organisations, motives driving behaviour in teams, and psychological processes within top management teams.