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Richard Jolly

Adjunct Professor of Organisational Behaviour


BA (Bristol), MBA (London)

Richard Jolly is Adjunct Professor of Organisational Behaviour at London Business School. He has taught the ‘Leadership Skills’, ‘Managing People and Organisations’ and ‘Developing Effective Managers and Organisations’ core modules; the ‘Inter-Personal Dynamics’, ‘Managing Change’ and ‘Paths to Power’ electives; as well as the ‘Executive Leadership’ module on the EMBA Global with Columbia Business School and on the EMBA Global Asia with Columbia Business School and Hong Kong University. He also co-leads the Global Business Experience in Lima, Peru and the Global Business Assignment in Mexico City.

Richard teaches a wide portfolio of courses at the school, for which he was voted Best Programme Teacher by students in 2003, runner-up in 2007, won two runner-up awards in 2010 and runner-up in 2011, and won Best Teacher again in 2014. Richard also instructs a large number of Executive Education courses for London Business School in the UK and across Europe, the Americas, the Middle East and Asia. He has lectured in 39 countries.

He has co-directed the ‘Professional Services: Strategic Client Relationships’ and ‘Leading Change’ open programmes, and has also taught on the ‘Senior Executive Programme’, ‘Accelerated Development Programme’ and ‘The Essentials of Leadership’, as well as a diverse portfolio of company-specific programmes, including Air Liquide, Areva, Arla, Barclays, Carlsberg, Clariant, Danone, Deutsche Bank, Ernst & Young, IBM, Jardines, Johnson Matthey, KPMG, Kuwait Petroleum, Linklaters, Lloyd’s of London, Lufthansa, Nestle, Nordea, Orascom, Novo Nordisk, Procter & Gamble, PwC, Rabobank, Rio Tinto, Roche, SABIC, Sberbank, Telenor, the World Economic Forum and YPO.

Starting in early 2019, Richard will also be a member of faculty at Fisher College at Ohio State University.

Outside of academia, Richard is a Director of the organisational consulting firm, Stokes & Jolly Consulting Limited, where he works with clients representing a wide range of sectors, including central and investment banking, private equity, asset management, law and accountancy firms, management consultancy, pharmaceutical, insurance, property, retail, aviation, advertising, media, music, architecture, consumer goods, telecommunications, information technology, oil & gas, engineering and manufacturing firms.

Richard’s primary consultancy interests focus on designing and delivering executive development workshops, coaching senior managers and facilitating senior management teams, with an emphasis on leadership and change management agendas. He received his MBA with Distinction from London Business School.

Core Modules


  • Leadership Skills

  • Managing People and Organisations

  • Developing Effective Managers and Organisations


EMBA Global


  • Executive Leadership


EMBA Global Asia


  • Executive Leadership


Electives


  • Inter-Personal Dynamics

  • Managing Change

  • Paths to Power


Executive Education



Co-Directs


  • Global Business Experience Programme (Lima & Peru)

  • London Business Experience Programme


Worked with the following companies:


Air Liquide, Areva, Arla, Barclays, Carlsberg, Clariant, Danone, Deutsche Bank, Ernst & Young, IBM, Johnson Matthey, Kuwait Petroleum, Linklaters, Lloyd’s of London, Lufthansa, Nestle, Nordea, Orascom, Procter & Gamble, PwC, Rabobank, Rio Tinto, Roche, SABIC, Sberbank, Telenor, the World Economic Forum and YPO.

Research Awards


  • Best Programme Teacher voted by students in 2003, runner-up in 2007, two runner-up awards in 2010 and runner-up in 2011.

  • Best Teacher voted by students in 2014.

Research Interests


  • Top team dynamics
  • Senior management development and barriers to change.