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HAAG Christophe

Christophe HAAG

Professor, researcher, speaker, essayist.

Dr Christophe Haag is a professor of organizational behavior, a branch of social psychology, at EMLYON. He teaches in the ESC (undergraduate) program and the executive MBA, amongst others. He has designed and delivered numerous tailor-made programs for top management (boards of directors, high potentials, middle managers).
He's interested in the human brain and particularly in the "intelligent" use of our emotions and our intuitions in the daily life. His first motivation, as a researcher : to decipher the Da Vinci Code of our sixth sense.
His research has been published in the Journal of Applied Psychology, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, Organization Management, European Management Journal, M@n@gement...
He works with atypical populations such as artists (movie directors, writers, actors), former members of the RAID or officers of the Army, neuroscientists, neuropsychiatrists, speech therapists, CEOs of large companies, journalists, etc.
His first objective is to make scientific discoveries more "accessible".
He has already published two books that got a lot of media attention in France : " Génération QE (EQ Generation in english) " ( Pearson) and more recently " La Poulpe Attitude (The Octopus Behavior in english) " (Michel Lafon). His new challenge : to uncover the secrets of the human voice.


  1. 2007 Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Chair: Sinaceur, M.) - INSEAD
  2. 2007 Ph.D. in Management (Chair: Getz, I. & Laroche, H.) - ESCP-EAP European School of Management
  3. Doctorat ès Science de Gestion, Université Paris X Nanterre (Chair : Getz, I. & Laroche, H.)
  4. 2003 D.E.A. (GDO) - Ecole Polytechnique de ParisEcole des Mines de Paris, ESCP-EAP, ESSEC & Université Paris X.
  5. 2002 MSc in Strategic Management - University of Stirling - Faculty of Management, Scotland
  6. 2001 B.A. in Management - CERAM Business School 
  7. 1999 University Diploma in Chemistry and Applied Physics - Robert Schuman UniversityStrasbourg, France


  1. Since September 2007 Associate Professor - EMLYON Business SchoolLyon, France
  2. 2003-2007 PhD candidate - ESCP-EAP (now ESCP Europe), Paris, France


Dr. Christophe Haag has made numerous appearances on FRENCH TV (e.g. France 2, Direct 8, BFM TV,...), on THE RADIO (e.g. France Info, France Inter, Europe 1, BFM,...), in THE PRESS (e.g. Sciences et Avenir, Management, Forbes, Le Figaro,...).  Clic here to see the review of Press

Courses taughtTop

  1. Programme Grande Ecole - Organizational Behavior
  2. Programme Grande Ecole - The Emotionally Intelligent Manager
  3. Executive Education (on Emotional Intelligence): COCA-COLA (Middle managament; Board of Directors), ADECCO (High Po), LOCAM-Crédit Agricole(Middle management), ERDF/GRDF (Middle management), MERIAL (Board of directors and Middle management)...

Research InterestTop

  • Intuition
  • Emotional intelligence (EQ)
  • Decision
  • Top Management Teams and CEOs
  • Crisis Management
  • Corporate Communication
  • Applied psychology
  • Human voice