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Leadership insights: leading teams across diverse industries

Do diverse industries demand different styles of leadership?

By Randall S Peterson . 04 January 2018

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“Watching over a team is an essential part of any leader’s job,” says Randall S Peterson, Professor of Organisational Behaviour and Academic Director of the Leadership Institute at London Business School (LBS). But do diverse industries demand different styles of leadership? 


“Watching over a team is an essential part of any leader’s job,” says Randall S Peterson, Professor of Organisational Behaviour and Academic Director of the Leadership Institute at London Business School (LBS). But do diverse industries demand different styles of leadership? 

In this film, Professor Peterson presents the third series of enlightening features on leadership and teamwork. Is managing a group the same for Sir Alex Ferguson, the former Manager of Manchester United, as it is for Janet Napolitano, the former head of US Homeland Security and President at the University of California? Can parallels be drawn from restaurant franchise mogul Woods Staton, Chairman and CEO at Arcos Dorados, and Pierre Nanterme, Chairman and CEO at Accenture? 

Professor Peterson says: “To avoid disaster it's clear that building a team around you is one of the most important things you can do as a leader. You need intelligent, energetic staff who know their role and who listen more than they talk.”

Want more? Skip to the next film in this series: who can you trust at the top?

“Watching over a team is an essential part of any leader’s job,” says Randall S Peterson, Professor of Organisational Behaviour and Academic Director of the Leadership Institute at London Business School (LBS). But do diverse industries demand different styles of leadership? 

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