Richard Boyatzis is Professor in the Departments of Organizational Behavior, Psychology, and Cognitive Science at Case Western Reserve University, as well as H.R. Horvitz Chair in Family Business. He is also an Adjunct Professor at ESADE. While at Case, he has served as Department Chair of Organizational Behavior from 1996–2004, and Associate Dean of Executive Education from 1994–1999. He has won special awards at Case for research, two awards for teaching, and two awards for service.
Prior to joining the faculty at CWRU, he was President and CEO of McBer & Co. from 1976-1987, having been with McBer from 1969. From 1983-1985 he was Chief Operating Officer of Yankelovich, Skelly & White, while on its Board of Directors and the Board of the Reliance Consulting Group. From 1985-1986 he was on the Board of the Hay Group when they were owned by Saatchi & Saatchi.
His research interests include: leadership and developing emotional intelligence, lifelong learning, competency and outcome assessment. He is the author of more than 150 articles and books that include: The Competent Manager: A Model for Effective Performance (in 2 languages); Innovations in Professional Education: Steps on a Journey from Teaching to Learning, with David Kolb and Scott Cowen;Transforming Qualitative Information: Thematic Analysis and Code Development (in 2 languages); the international best-seller, Primal Leadership: Realizing the Power of Emotional Intelligence with Daniel Goleman and Annie McKee (in 28 languages); Resonant Leadership: Renewing Yourself and Connecting With Others Through Mindfulness, Hope, and Compassion, with Annie McKee (in 18 languages); and Becoming a Resonant Leader: Develop Your Emotional Intelligence, Renew Your Relationships, Sustain Your Effectiveness, with Annie McKee and Fran Johnson (in 8 languages).
Professor Boyatzis is a frequent speaker on the international circuit, having delivered speeches and seminars on all 7 continents and 32 countries. He has consulted to many Fortune 500 companies, government agencies and organizations in the Americas, Europe, and Asia on various topics including executive and management development, organization structure, culture change, R&D productivity, economic development, selection, promotion, performance appraisal, and career planning.
His MOOC, Inspiring Leadership Through Emotional Intelligence has over 250,000 enrolled through Coursera.
Professor Boyatzis has a PhD and MA in Social Psychology from Harvard University and a BS in Aeronautics and Astronautics from MIT.
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