Dr. Roy Lubit

member emotional intelligence consortium

Email: roylubit@rcn.com


Trained in psychiatry at Yale, Dr. Lubit earned a Ph.D. at Harvard writing a dissertation on organizational learning. After doing research at Columbia Business School, he joined the organizational change practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers. Dr. Lubit is a member of the Consortium for Research on Emotional Intelligence in Organizations, a senior advisor to the Center on Social and Emotional Education (CSEE.net) and has taught on emotional intelligence and organizational behavior at the Zicklin School of Business of the City University of New York.  He consults to organizations and coaches executives and managers.

His first book Coping with Toxic Managers and Subordinates: Using Emotional Intelligence to Survive and Prosper, discusses the reasons people behave in toxic ways to each other and how to cope with troubling behaviors.  The central concept of the book is that behind a given troubling behavior (aggression, rigidity, self-centeredness, poor performance) could be any one of several different factors.  If we can figure out what underlies the behavior we have a much better chance of ameliorating it. In providing a guide to understanding what could lie underneath troubling behavior and how to most effectively respond, the book provides a course in developing your emotional intelligence.  His next book Transforming Toxic Organizational Dynamics borrows research findings from a variety of fields (organizational behavior, psychology, political science)  to help the reader to better understand why a group of potentially high performing people fail to perform as a group.  It provides concrete recommendations on improving organizational performance.  Like its predecessor it is designed to increase the reader's emotional intelligence by increasing understanding of individual behavior, group behavior and organizational politics, and provide concrete suggestions for dealing with difficult situations that commonly occur in business.


Lubit, R. (2004, June). Using Emotional Intelligence to Deal with Difficult Client Personnel (and Collegues). Consulting to Management, v15 #2.

Lubit, R. (2004, Spring) The tyranny of toxic managers: An emotional intelligence approach to dealing with difficult personalities. Ivey Business Journal.







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