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Peter Topping - Emory University, Goizueta Business School. Atlanta, GA, US

Peter Topping Peter Topping

Professor in the Practice of Organization & Management | Emory University, Goizueta Business School


Senior member of the leadership faculty, executive coach and human capital/talent management consultant



Peter Topping Publication




A Leader’s Dilemma: How to Effectively Deal with Paradox (shortened webinar)




Peter is Professor in the Practice of Organization and Management at the Roberto C. Goizueta Business School at Emory University in Atlanta. In this role, Peter teaches courses in Leadership, Organizational Behavior, Team Dynamics, and Ethics across the School’s MBA programs, including the fulltime, Evening, and Executive MBA formats. Peter has a secondary faculty appointments in Emory’s School of Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Previously, Peter had visiting professor appointments in Emory's Law School; at the Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico (ITAM), Mexico’s leading business school; at EM Lyon, one of France’s major business schools; and as an Associated Faculty Member with the Nonprofit Studies Program in the Andrew Young School of Policy and International Studies at Georgia State University. Peter coaches leaders at a broad range of organizations, including Intercontinental Hotels Group, iVision, Mailchimp, Emory School of Medicine, and Zapier.

Areas of Expertise (6)

Leadership Effectiveness

Leadership Development

Leading Remote Teams

Negotiations and Conflict Resolution

Leading Organizational Change

Organizational Culture

Education (3)

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: PhD, Education 1989

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: MEd, Educational Psychology 1977

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: BA, Psychology 1976

In the News (5)

Atlanta reacts to retirement of Equifax CEO

Fox  online


“You can build trust over years and lose it very fast when it kind of falls out of your grasp and how you recover from that says a lot to the public.”

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Transforming VA presents huge challenge, leadership test for new Secretary Robert McDonald, management experts say

AJC.com  online


Professor Topping is quoted in this article for AJC.com

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Why Emory sends its MBAs to a U.S. Army base for training

Fortune  online


Professor Topping is featured in this article for Fortune.

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Crisis management 101: What can BP CEO Hayward's mistakes teach us?

CNN  online


Professor Topping is quoted in this article for CNN.

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The importance of diversity on boards of directors’ effectiveness and its impact on innovativeness in the bioeconomy


A company’s board of directors plays a critical role in making decisions relating to strategy, high-level structure, and the appointment of the CEO. The role of the board and its impact on corporate performance has been well studied; however, the diversity of the board of directors and the corresponding correlation to the level of corporate innovativeness has not been previously investigated.

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