Case Western Reserve University
Professor of Organizational Behavior
Weatherhead School of Management
Richard E. Boyatzis is a distinguished university professor in the departments of organizational behavior, psychology, and cognitive science at Case Western Reserve University. He is also an HR Horvitz Professor of Family Business, and an adjunct professor in people and organizations at ESADE, Barcelona, Spain. He earned his bachelor’s in aeronautics and astronautics from MIT, and a master’s and doctorate in social psychology from Harvard University. Using his Intentional Change Theory, he studies sustained, desired change at all levels of human endeavor from individuals, teams, organizations, communities and countries. Before becoming a professor, he was CEO of the research consulting company McBer and Company (now part of the Hay Group/Korn Ferry) for 11 years and COO of the market research company Yankelovich, Skelly & White for three years. He was ranked the No. 9 Most Influential International Thinker by HR Magazine in 2012 and 2014. He is the author of more than 200 articles on leadership, competencies, emotional intelligence, competency development, coaching, neuroscience and management education. His Coursera MOOCs, including Inspiring Leadership Through Emotional Intelligence, have more than 625,000 enrollees from 215 countries. His seven books include: “The Competent Manager”; the international best-seller, “Primal Leadership” with Daniel Goleman and Annie McKee; and “Resonant Leadership,” with Annie McKee.