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Richard Jolly

Adjunct Professor of Organisational Behaviour

BA (Bristol), MBA (London)

Richard Jolly was voted Best Programme Teacher by students in 2003 and 2014, and was runner up in 2007, 2010 and 2011. His teaching portfolio covers courses on leadership and core OB topics, but focuses on teaching electives about inter-personal dynamics, managing change, power and politics. He also instructs a large number of Executive Education programmes for the School in the UK and across Europe, the Middle East and Asia. He received his MBA with Distinction from London Business School.

Richard’s primary consultancy interests are designing and delivering executive development workshops; coaching senior managers; and facilitating senior management teams, with an emphasis on leadership and change management agendas.

He 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 is also a member of the Executive Committee of the Case Centre.

Core Modules

  • Leadership Skills

  • Managing People and Organisations

  • Developing Effective Managers and Organisations

EMBA Global

  • Executive Leadership

EMBA Global Asia

  • Executive Leadership


  • Inter-Personal Dynamics

  • Managing Change

  • Paths to Power

Executive Education


  • 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.