Philip Blackford , Vice-President, Executive Services, Right Management Manpower Group, March 29th, 2016, Family Night

Philip BlackfordPhilip Blackford teaches at York University. He will be giving a very unique and creative presentation on “Emotional Intelligence” in terms of “What is it?, Why is it important?, and how does it show up at the office, home and when socializing with friends?”

“People with high levels of personal mastery can not afford to choose between reason and intuition, or the head and the heart, any more than they would choose to walk on one leg or see with one eye. “
Peter Senge, author of THE FIFTH DIMENSION

In a ground breaking study comparing the relative contribution of: 1) Technical Skills, 2) IQ and 3) Emotional Intelligence to excellent performance, Harvard researcher Daniel Goldman discovered that emotional intelligence proved to be represented twice as often as the other two factors combined.

Moreover his analysis showed the EI played an increasingly important role at the highest levels of an organization, where differences in technical skills are of negligible importance.

Find out why certain non-cognitive skills, attitudes and abilities are far more important in career and life than even a stratospheric IQ.

Come and learn how to use your emotional intelligence to create relationships you desire, in this overview session on Emotional Intelligence.

More specifically learn “the ability to sense and understand your feelings and emotions, as well as those of others, and to use this information to guide your personal thoughts and actions.


Philip Blackford, M.Ed. Senior Consultant is an executive coach at Right Management. He has also serves as a Subject Matter Expert in Right’s global Center of Excellence.

Consulting Experience
Philip combines 20 years of business leadership with over 14 years of executive coaching experience. He has effectively coached senior leaders and established executives up to the CEO and President levels. Philip has worked extensively in the financial services industry with organizations such as HSBC, RBC, Manulife Financial, and Scotiabank, and also has significant experience in the healthcare, publishing, manufacturing, consumer packaged goods and pharmaceutical industries.

His areas of special interest and expertise include leadership effectiveness, organizational change, executive integration coaching, and political savvy. He is skilled in helping leaders make critical career choices and develop effective personal and professional growth strategies.