Beaumont, TX (PRWEB) June 25, 2012
GMS Talent, on Friday, June 22, 2012, presented to the Texas Society of Professional Engineers (TSPE). The TSPE held their 76th Annual conference at the MCM Elegante hotel in Beaumont, Texas. The event was the best ever, according to Trish Smith, Society Director.
According to Smith, this event sponsored and promoted by the Sabine Chapter of the TSPE, garnered the largest attendance, ever. We visited with many in attendance; everyone seemed to enjoy the conference and had many a take-away.
A particularly unique presentation was that delivered by Stephen J. Blakesley, Managing Partner of GMS Talent L P, a Houston, Texas consulting firm. The GMS Talent presentation was titled: Leadership-What’s Emotional Intelligence Got to do With It?
According to Blakesley this presentation was built for the TSPE group but also part of a larger, one-day workshop they do around the world to help companies and professionals connect the Leadership process with the skills of emotional intelligence.
Stephen Blakesley is both the developer and presenter of this system designed to raise leadership results to a higher level. According to Blakesley, “American companies spend 50 billion dollars a year on Leadership Training and Development and are not getting their money’s worth. One only has to watch the evening news and see role models and leaders crumble before your eyes. We need a new focus for our leaders.”
That focus is centered on emotional intelligence and a “high-touch” people approach. “You won’t get this kind of training school,” says Blakesley. Ever since Dan Goleman wrote his book Emotional Intelligence, in 1995, organizations have been looking for effective ways to apply and benefit from the application of emotional intelligence in the workplace. “Ei Powered Leadership is one of those unique opportunities to take something, seemingly, simple and dramatically impact results in complex organizations,” Blakesley goes on.
“I am glad the Texas Society of Professional Engineers had the opportunity to participate in this program and know many will benefit as a result of it,” says Blakesley. If organizations want true leaders they must be willing to step outside the traditional leadership development programs.