John Richardson

John Richardson is a consultant and teacher in the field of negotiation and dispute resolution. He has spent ten years teaching negotiation and conducting research at Harvard Law School and for the Harvard Negotiation Project. Mr. Richardson specializes in dealing with multi-party processes, group dynamics, quantitative approaches to negotiation analysis, and the influence of leadership on struggling teams. He has consulted around the world, including work with school teachers in Medellin, Colombia, building a regional training practice in Australia, and easing urban racial tensions in the state of Idaho. He has taught top executives in Canada, the United States and Europe, with notable clients such as BankAmerica, Ropes & Gray, Deloitte, CSC Consulting, Fidelity, Goldman Sachs, CSFB, Merck, Monsanto, Microsoft, AT&T, Ameritech, and BHP. He has co-authored the books Getting It Done: How to Lead When You’re Not in Charge with Roger Fisher and Alan Sharpe (Harper Business 1999) as well as Negotiation Analysis with Howard Raiffa (Harvard University Press 2003). Mr. Richardson is a PhD candidate in the Organization Studies Department of Boston College. He earned a B.A. at Wesleyan University, and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.