Dr. Howard Book

member emotional intelligence consortium

Affiliation: University of Toronto
Email: hbwork@bellnet.ca


Howard E. Book, M.D., D.Psych., F.R.C.P.C., is psychoanalytic psychiatrist and organizational consultant who holds the rank of Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto, and is a part-time Guest Faculty at the INSEAD School of Management in Fontainebleau, France. He is also a past board member of the International Society for the Psychoanalytic Study of Organizations.

Currently, Dr. Book consults with mid- and large-size multi-national corporations with a focus on aiding them sharpen their EI skills to better address, identify and resolve unarticulated concerns, hidden conflicts, and unspoken issues that constrain the organization from achieving its objectives and hinder senior executives from attaining their professional goals. In particular, he coaches senior executives in enhancing those EI components that are crucial for successful role functioning.

Dr. Book has offered seminars and workshops on EI to branches of the provincial and federal governments, financial institutions, and legal and accounting firms. He is also an occasional contributor to the Business and Careers Sections of The Globe and Mail, Canada's national newspaper. His writings have appeared in the Harvard Business Review, and the Ivey Business Journal.

Dr. Book's current research interests centre on evaluating the link between particular personality styles and specific EQ profiles, and the value of EQ profiles in predicting which medical trainees are highly competent in delivering psychotherapy.


Book, H.E.. The Emotionally Intelligent Organization. Ivey Business Journal, September/October 2000.

Book, H.E. (1988). Empathy: Misconceptions and misuses in psychotherapy. American Journal of Psychiatry, 145:4.

Book Chapters

Book, H.E. (2009). When enhanced EI is associated with leadership derailment. In Handbook of Developing Emotional and Social Intelligence: Best Practices, Case Studies & Tools. Hughes, M., Thompson, H. L., and Terrell, J. B.  San Francisco:  Pfeiffer.

Book, H.E. (2003) How leadership and organizational structure can create a winning corporate culture. In Mental Health and Productivity in the Workplace, J. Kahn and A. Langlieb, (Eds.). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Book, H.E. (1997).Countertransference and the difficult personality-disordered patient. In Treating Difficult Personality Disorders, M. Rosenbluth and I.D. Yalom (Eds.). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.










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