This recognition by Ramon Llull University is a tribute to Prof. Boyatzis's outstanding career in the fields of behavioral change, emotional intelligence and competency development ESADE Visiting Professor and GLEAD member Richard Boyatzis has revolutionized the world of leadership and human resource theories. His visionary ideas and pioneering research contributions to leadership development have helped many executives, organizations and higher education students around the world. As a tribute to Prof. Boyatzis's intellectual achievements, Ramon Llull University (URL) recently awarded him an Honorary Degree, the highest distinction a university can bestow. "Scholars in academia are usually recognized for having one great idea. Boyatzis's visionary insights have contributed to not just one, but three great ideas: the multiple levels of personality, the competency-based theory of performance and work and the intentional change theory," said Joan M. Batista Foguet, ESADE Professor and Boyatzis's sponsor at the award ceremony. Prof. Boyatzis, Distinguished University Professor at Case Western Reserve University, is one of the world's foremost authorities on leadership development and emotional intelligence. Published in 1982, his pioneering study on effective performance The Competent Manager was the first recognized study on management competencies and the starting point of an academic career that would completely reshape leadership theories across the globe. Author of more than 200 articles and books, his research on human behavior has not only revolutionized management education, but also inspired thousands of researchers, academics, consultants and executive coaches. Mastering change Prof. Boyatzis's inspiring speech resonated among the many academic and practitioner participants who attended the ceremony. "If we try to motivate people to learn or change, whether it is in our classrooms, our organizations or in our families, the challenge is how to appeal to others with compassion and caring," said Prof. Boyatzis. "When you do the detailed research, you find out that people open up to possibilities when you approach them about their dreams, not about their problems." Dreams are big drivers of life goals. To achieve them, people need to embrace change and develop a series of competencies. "Prof. Boyatzis has provided a unique holistic theory that outlines not only how change happens, but what the main stages of change are, the importance of a person's dreams, and why for change to be effective a person needs to develop a series of emotional, social and cognitive intelligence competencies," said Prof. Batista Foguet. LEAD Program Prof. Boyatzis has been carrying out joint research with ESADE for years. His research contributions as a member of the Leadership Development Research Center (GLEAD) have helped and inspired new generations of students. "Prof. Boyatzis was one of the masterminds behind the ESADE LEAD Program, which has helped thousands of future professionals to develop emotional and social competencies," said Prof. Batista Foguet, Director of GLEAD. The program was developed by ESADE Professor Ricard Serlavós and inspired by the Prof. Boyatzis's original LEAD program at the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University. Prof. Boyatzis has always been a visionary. He foresaw that being trained in 'soft competencies' was as important as any other 'academic' subject in management schools. This was corroborated by the European Higher Education Area (Bologna Agreement) 40 years later. Today, the academic world - from basic education to universities - essentially speaks of competencies. Prof. Boyatzis's contribution to knowledge offers an understanding of how dreams help us embrace change and what competencies can be developed in the process to help us achieve those dreams.

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Richard Boyatzis awarded honorary doctorate for his pioneering contributions to leadership development

03/2018

This recognition by Ramon Llull University is a tribute to Prof. Boyatzis's outstanding career in the fields of behavioral change, emotional intelligence and competency development


ESADE Visiting Professor and GLEAD member Richard Boyatzis has revolutionized the world of leadership and human resource theories. His visionary ideas and pioneering research contributions to leadership development have helped many executives, organizations and higher education students around the world.


As a tribute to Prof. Boyatzis's intellectual achievements, Ramon Llull University (URL) recently awarded him an Honorary Degree, the highest distinction a university can bestow.


"Scholars in academia are usually recognized for having one great idea. Boyatzis's visionary insights have contributed to not just one, but three great ideas: the multiple levels of personality, the competency-based theory of performance and work and the intentional change theory," said Joan M. Batista Foguet, ESADE Professor and Boyatzis's sponsor at the award ceremony.




Prof. Boyatzis, Distinguished University Professor at Case Western Reserve University, is one of the world's foremost authorities on leadership development and emotional intelligence. Published in 1982, his pioneering study on effective performance The Competent Manager was the first recognized study on management competencies and the starting point of an academic career that would completely reshape leadership theories across the globe.


Author of more than 200 articles and books, his research on human behavior has not only revolutionized management education, but also inspired thousands of researchers, academics, consultants and executive coaches.


Mastering change


Prof. Boyatzis's inspiring speech resonated among the many academic and practitioner participants who attended the ceremony.


"If we try to motivate people to learn or change, whether it is in our classrooms, our organizations or in our families, the challenge is how to appeal to others with compassion and caring," said Prof. Boyatzis. "When you do the detailed research, you find out that people open up to possibilities when you approach them about their dreams, not about their problems."


Dreams are big drivers of life goals. To achieve them, people need to embrace change and develop a series of competencies. "Prof. Boyatzis has provided a unique holistic theory that outlines not only how change happens, but what the main stages of change are, the importance of a person's dreams, and why for change to be effective a person needs to develop a series of emotional, social and cognitive intelligence competencies," said Prof. Batista Foguet.


LEAD Program


Prof. Boyatzis has been carrying out joint research with ESADE for years. His research contributions as a member of the Leadership Development Research Center (GLEAD) have helped and inspired new generations of students. "Prof. Boyatzis was one of the masterminds behind the ESADE LEAD Program, which has helped thousands of future professionals to develop emotional and social competencies," said Prof. Batista Foguet, Director of GLEAD.


The program was developed by ESADE Professor Ricard Serlavós and inspired by the Prof. Boyatzis's original LEAD program at the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University.


Prof. Boyatzis has always been a visionary. He foresaw that being trained in 'soft competencies' was as important as any other 'academic' subject in management schools. This was corroborated by the European Higher Education Area (Bologna Agreement) 40 years later. Today, the academic world - from basic education to universities - essentially speaks of competencies.


Prof. Boyatzis's contribution to knowledge offers an understanding of how dreams help us embrace change and what competencies can be developed in the process to help us achieve those dreams.

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