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ESADE Alumni and the programme directors are pleased to invite you an exclusive EMBA and PT MBA event featuring Richard Boyatzis, father of Emotional Intelligence and guest professor in the ESADE department of people management and organisation.

Great leaders move us. They move us through a basic human process- our emotions. Although they talk of strategy and competition, the great leaders establish a deep emotional connection with others called resonance. They are literally, in tune with others around them. Their own levels of emotional intelligence allow them to create and nurture these resonant relationships. They use their EI as a path to resonant leadership through mindfulness, hope and compassion. Unfortunately, most people in leadership positions lose their effectiveness over time. Because of the cumulative effect of the damage from chronic stress, effectiveness in leadership and maintaining resonant relationships is not sustainable But, humans can revive themselves, neurologically, hormonally, and emotionally. This process of renewal can reverse the ravages of chronic stress. Through renewal experiences a person can become more cognitive, perceptually and emotionally open. They can innovate and learn. They can make informed, astute decisions. They can be open to motivating others. Based on decades of research into emotional intelligence competencies and longitudinal studies in their development, Professor Richard Boyatzis will lead the audience through examples of what resonance looks and feels like, as well as ideas as to develop someone's "resonant leadership" capability, their emotional intelligence, and the experiences of mindfulness, hope, and compassion. He will help the participants experience the Positive Emotional Attractor that is an essential beginning to sustained, desired change at all levels. The process of change examined will address how to help individuals and teams develop, organizations adapt and grow, and even communities and countries move closer to what they can be. This session will address the following:

What is a great leader and how do we sustain effectiveness? 1. The experience of "resonant leadership" in an organization, the role of emotional intelligence, mindfulness, hope and compassion 2. Understanding the cycle of stress/sacrifice and renewal at the neural and behavioral levels How do we develop it in ourselves and others?
3. A process for developing sustainable improvement on EI and resonant leadership 4. How to coach others to develop EI, resonant leadership, mindfulness, hope and compassion Profesor Boyatzis' talk will be followed by a networking cocktail for everyone present. Richard Boyatzis

Richard Boyatzis is a visiting professor in ESADE’s Department of People Management and Organisation. He is a distinguished university professor and a professor in the Departments of Organizational Behavior, Psychology and Cognitive Science at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. He also is a frequent guest lecturer at management schools throughout Europe and the U.S. He formerly held the Chair in Case’s Department of Organizational Behavior and was also the former Associate Dean for Executive Education Programs in their Weatherhead School of Management. His main areas of research are adult development and leadership. In 2012, Boyatzis was ranked by HR magazine in a survey of 11,000 HR directors from around the globe as one of the top 10 ''Most Influential Thinkers''. His MOOC has over 183,000 students around the world enrolled on Coursera.

Professor Boyatzis has been a consultant to many Fortune 500 companies, educational and health organizations, government agencies and companies in Europe on various topics including executive and management development, organizational structure, culture change, R&D productivity, economic development, selection, promotion, performance appraisal and career pathing. He has written over 150 articles on leadership, motivation, behavioral change, emotional intelligence and managerial competencies. His 1998 book, Transforming Qualitative Information, is now available in Chinese, and his 1982 book, The Competent Manager, has just been published in Russian. He also is the co-author of Innovations in Professional Education: Steps on a Journey from Teaching to Learning, with Scott S. Cowen and David A. Kolb.

In their international best-seller, Primal Leadership: Learning to Lead with Emotional Intelligence (2002, Harvard Business School Publishing), Professor Boyatzis, with co-authors Daniel Goleman and Annie McKee, unveiled new scientific evidence linking a leader’s emotional competencies to an organization’s bottom line. The book coincided with the release of two related articles, also by Boyatzis, Goleman and McKee, in the December 2001 and April 2002 issues of the Harvard Business Review. Primal Leadership is now available in 28 languages.

Professor Boyatzis holds a BSc in Aeronautics and Astronautics from MIT and an MA and Ph.D. in Social Psychology from Harvard University.

Language: English