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HBR Live: Helping People Change

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Helping People Change

with Richard Boyatzis


You're trying to help - but is it working?

Helping others develop and grow is central to working life – and very often social life too - but even the most well-intentioned attempts can be undermined by a simple truth: We almost always focus on "fixing" people. This doesn't inspire sustained learning or positive change. Even when a person does respond, they often do so out of obligation rather than inner motivation. This approach is called “coaching for compliance.”

Richard Boyatzis, an expert on emotional intelligence and bestselling author, and his colleagues at Case Western University, Melvin Smith and Ellen Van Oosten, have uncovered a more effective approach.

Based on 39 longitudinal behavior change studies of adults, 3 fMRI studies and 2 hormonal studies, they show that “fixing” is the way to help someone learn and change. Instead, we must connect to that person's positive vision of themselves or an inspiring dream or goal they've long held or based on a caring, resonant relationship. This is what great coaches do--they know that people draw energy from their visions and dreams, and that same energy sustains their efforts to change, even through difficult times. In contrast, problem-centered approaches trigger physiological responses that make a person defensive and less open to new ideas.

On 27th November, we are delighted to welcome Richard to London to discuss his research and ideas. His distinctively positive mode of coaching―what he calls "coaching with compassion"--opens people up to thinking creatively and helps them to learn and grow in meaningful and sustainable ways. He will use this approach with participants during the event.

These ideas are brought together in his new book, Helping People Change, which will be available for each guest at the event.



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If you are a journalist and would like to attend, please contact sally.ashworth@hbr.org for your complimentary ticket.



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 coaching. 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. A frequent international speaker, he has written over 200 scholarly 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. His latest book is 'Helping People Change' (Harvard Business Review Press, September 2019).

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