See all resources by Richard Boyatzis. Author and professor Richard Boyatzis is one of the world's leading experts in 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. Boyatzis is the Distinguished University Professor and the HR Horvitz Professor of Family Business at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland and a Professor in Human Resources at ESADE in Barcelona, one of the top business schools in the world. He also is a Professor in the Departments of Organizational Behavior, Psychology and Cognitive Science at Case Western. A frequent guest lecturer at management schools throughout Europe and the U.S., he has written over 150 articles on leadership, motivation, behavioral change, emotional intelligence, and managerial competencies. His latest research studies are analyses of the neuroscience of effective leadership and coaching.