Author and Professor Richard Boyatzis is one of the world’s foremost authorities on leadership development and emotional intelligence (EI). His research on human behavior has revolutionized management education and helped spawn a new industry of competency consultants, researchers, academics, and executive coaches. In 2012, HR magazine ranked him as one of the top 10 "Most Influential International Thinkers."
His latest book, Becoming a Resonant Leader (co-written with Annie McKee and Fran Johnston), is the workbook companion to Resonant Leadership, which has been published in 18 languages. Drawing from extensive multidisciplinary research, these books outline concrete ways to create the resonance that fuels great leadership. According to Boyatzis, resonant leaders, by establishing deep emotional connections with others, bring out the best in their people and build resilient, adaptive organizations.
Boyatzis co-wrote the seminal text Primal Leadership: Learning to Lead with Emotional Intelligence with fellow EI experts Annie McKee and Daniel Goleman. The book unveiled new scientific evidence that a leader’s emotional competencies have an enormous impact on effectiveness and an organization’s bottom line. A Wall Street Journal and New York Times bestseller, Primal Leadership has been translated into 28 languages.
Boyatzis is a Distinguished Univerity Professor at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland
. He is also a Professor in the Departments of Organizational Behavior, Psychology and Cognitive Science at Case Western and in Human Resources at ESADE in Barcelona. A frequent lecturer throughout Europe and the US, he has written over 150 articles on leadership, motivation, behavioral change, emotional intelligence, and managerial competencies. His latest research examines the neuroscience of effective leadership and coaching.
Former President and CEO of McBer & Company, he holds his B.S. in Aeronautics and Astronautics from MIT and Ph.D. in Social Psychology from Harvard. He has consulted to Fortune 500 companies, educational and health organizations, government agencies, and companies around the world on leadership and team development, competency assessment, organizational change, R&D productivity, and performance appraisal.
Boyatzis uses his well-established Intentional Change Theory (ICT) and complexity theory to predict how changes occur in organizations. He describes his work as an exploration of "how and why people change. It is a way of thinking about your talent, who you are, and what you want to do with it. My hope," he says, "is that we can rediscover the power of the human spirit."
“Engaging and life-transforming...Richard Boyatzis' humor, practical suggestions and depth of understanding were immensely helpful.”
-G & S Metals, Inc.