The Central Bank of Barbados and a group of local businesses will co-host the biggest-ever emotional intelligence conference on the island at the Frank Collymore Hall on Friday, October 19, 2012 at 2:00 p.m.

The conference titled, “Emotional Intelligence: The Final Leadership Frontier” coincides with major research that shows that companies worldwide are using EI successfully to transform their operations. The internationally-renowned Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) found that businesses are seeking out leaders with a high capacity of emotional intelligence when recruiting.

Janis Marville, HR Director at the Central Bank of Barbados, explained that, Tim Sanders, one of the world’s leading exponents on EI will be the main speaker. Sanders is the maverick CEO of Los Angeles tech start-up Net Minds and founder of research firm Deeper Media Incorporated. Prior to these positions, he was the Chief Solutions Officer at Yahoo, as well as its Leadership Coach (2001- 2005). At Yahoo he created and led the Yahoo! ValueLab, an in-house “think tank” which delivered futuristic insight on technology and human behavior. Not satisfied with the slow pace of innovation at Yahoo, he started a movement that inspired their executives to make more and faster decisions and to take calculated risks, resulting in huge successes for the business.

Time Magazine described him as the “Public Consultant” because of his immense pre-keynote research and highly customized advice points for groups.

Marville said that the Bank, Citizens, Neal and Massy, the Nation Publishing Company Limited, TMR, IGS, Sandy Lane Hotel, Blue Print Creative and RBC Insurance are delighted to expose Barbadians to Sanders’ wealth of knowledge and expertise in the area of EI. She commented that attendees will gain from his vast experience in the area because he will share practical examples of how we can create more people-centred businesses, in our efforts to improve our companies’ overall performance and the country’s competiveness.

To register for the conference, please visit the Bank’s website or contact Monica Bowen at or at Telephone Number 227-8374.

The conference is therefore targeting business and government leaders, HR practitioners and anyone desirous of transforming an organization.

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