Richard Boyatzis

H.R. Horvitz Professor of Family Business. Professor, Organizational Behavior. Distinguished University Professor, Case Western Reserve University at Weatherhead School of Management

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Weatherhead School of Management

Using his well-established Intentional Change Theory (ICT) and complexity theory, Richard Boyatzis, PhD, has continued to research how people and organizations engage in sustainable, desired change. The theory predicts how changes occur in different groups of human organizations, including team, community, country and global change. Ongoing research supporting this theory includes developing new and better measures of an individual’s emotional, social and cognitive intelligence as well as studies that demonstrate the relationship between these abilities and performance. His latest research includes fMRI studies to establish neuro-endocrine arousal of coaching to the Positive Emotional Attractor and resonant leadership.

Boyatzis is professor in the departments of organizational behavior; psychology; and cognitive science at Case Western Reserve University, as well as the H.R. Horvitz Chair in Family Business. He is also an adjunct professor at the international ESADE Business School. Boyatzis has won special awards at Case Western Reserve for research, two awards for teaching, and two awards for service. He is a Distinguished University Professor at Case Western Reserve.

Boyatzis is the author of more than 175 articles and seven 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).

Boyatzis is a frequent speaker on the international circuit, having delivered speeches and seminars on all seven 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 Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), Inspiring Leadership Through Emotional Intelligence, has over 510,000 students enrolled through Coursera from over 215 countries. Boyatzis has a PhD and MA in Social Psychology from Harvard University and a BS in Aeronautics and Astronautics from MIT.

The Weatherhead School of Management is different from other business schools. We are bold in our ideas, creative in our approach, and adaptive in our interactions within a changing business environment. We''ve enhanced traditional management education by integrating the fundamentals of business with ideas and practices that change individuals, organizations and societies. At Weatherhead, we develop leaders as good global citizens who innovate to create sustainable value.

Academic and Professional Activities

  • Association of Psychological Science. 2011 - Present
  • Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. 1996 - Present
  • Academy of Management. 1991 - Present
  • American Psychological Association. 1970 - Present
  • Committee Chair, MOOC, 2013 - Present
  • Committee Member, Brain Health Institute Executive Committee, 2011 - Present

Awards

  • PhD Honoris Causa, ESADE on behalf of Ramon Llull University. (2017).
  • Distinctive Contribution to the field of Project Management, International Society for Project Management. (2017).
  • Archer Lifetime Achievement Award, Crains Business Cleveland. (2017).
  • Fellow, Association of Psychological Science. (2016).
  • Most Influential International Thinker, HR Magazine. (2014).
  • Distinguished University Professor, Case Western Reserve University. (2010).
  • John Diekhoff Award for Graduate Student Teaching, Case Western Reserve University. (2007).
  • Executive Education Teaching Award, Weatherhead School of Management. (2003).
  • David Bowers Faculty Service Award, Weatherhead Alumni Association. (2002).
  • Research Award, Weatherhead School of Management. (1999).
  • Theodore M. Alfred Distinguished Service Award, Weatherhead School of Management. (1996).

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