Massimiliano Ghini, Ph.D.

Affiliation: University of Bologna


Organizational Behaviour Professor at Bologna Business School (BBS). Human Resources Management Adjunct Professor at the University of Bologna and Founder of TEAMX - Intelligence for team performance.

Since 2000 he has been dealing with emotional intelligence in leadership, in change processes and in teamwork. He loves neuroscience and the Brain-based approach to business.

Max is the coauthor of the books Vital Organization and Inside Change, coauthor of the Six Seconds Emotional Intelligence Assessment (SEI) and of the Vital Signs Tools (VS) to measure the drivers of performance and the author of several articles and white papers.

In 2006, Max has been candidate at the Aspen Institute Faculty Pioneer Award for the “significant contribution to the field of business in society, particularly through his innovative research and tools related to Emotional Intelligence”.

From 2012 to 2017 He served as a Board member at Six Seconds, The Emotional Intelligence Network.

In 2015, 2017 and 2019 He has won the Best Teacher Award for Executive Masters at Bologna Business School.

One of his mantra's is Peter Drucker's statement: "Your foremost job as leader is to take charge of your own energy, and then orchestrate the energy of others." 

Some organizations He has worked with:
Adecco, Amazon, Azimut, Basf, Bulgari, Coty, Daimler, Eli Lilly, Ferrari, General Electric, Goodyear, Janssen-Cilag, Johnson&Johnson, Marchesini Group, Mars, Novartis, Pfizer, Presidenza del Consiglio dei Ministri, Schneider Electric,Trevi Group.

Books and chapters published
Massimiliano Ghini and Joshua Freedman, Inside Change: How to use emotional intelligence to facilitate change inside organizations, in Emotionale Intelligenz in Organisationen, 2018, Springer.

Massimiliano Ghini e Joshua Freedman, The Vital Organization, 2014, Six Seconds Publishing.
Massimiliano Ghini, Intelligenza Emotiva in Azione, 2011, ed. ilsole24ore.

Joshua Freedman e Massimiliano Ghini, Inside Change, 2010, Six Seconds Publishing, trad. italiana “Intelligenza Emotiva dentro al cambiamento”, ed. ilsole24ore.

Paper, articles, research and business cases
Lorenzo Fariselli MBA, Massimiliano Ghini MBA, Paul Stillman Ph.D., 2019, “UCB, a leadership case study in a multinational pharma company”, White Paper.

Alessandro Camilleri e Massimiliano Ghini, Persone e dati: nuove opportunità?, Settembre 2017, Harvard Business Review Italia.

Massimiliano Ghini, Joshua Freedman and Anna Maria Caotta, 2013, "Increasing employee engagement at Komatsu", White Paper.

Lorenzo Fariselli, Joshua Freedman and Massimiliano Ghini in collaboration with Fabio Barnabè and Erika Paci of Gruppo Amadori, 2013, "Linking bottom line performance to emotional intelligence and organizational climate", White Paper.

Massimiliano Ghini, 2010, "Blended Learning at Gambro Dasco", Business Case.
Lorenzo Fariselli and Massimiliano Ghini, 2009, "Optimizing manufacturing reengineering with Emotional Intelligence", Business Case.

Lorenzo Fariselli, Joshua Freedman, Massimiliano Ghini MBA, Federica Valentini, 2008, "Stress, Emotional Intelligence & Performance In Healthcare", White Paper.

Lorenzo Fariselli, Massimiliano Ghini, Joshua Freedman, 2006, "Optimism and Job Performance", White Paper.

Lorenzo Fariselli, Joshua Freedman, Massimiliano Ghini, 2006, "Increasing Emotional Intelligence", White Paper.

Lorenzo Fariselli, Massimiliano Ghini, Joshua Freedman, 2006, "Age and Emotional Intelligence", White Paper.

Joshua Freedman, Massimiliano Ghini and Carina Fiedeldey-Van Dijk, 2005, "Emotional Intelligence and performance", White Paper.










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