MUST READ – FCG’S NEW BOOK! MONEY, MEANING, AND MINDSETS: RADICAL REFORM FOR THE INVESTMENT INDUSTRY. Partners Jim Ware, Keith Robinson and Michael Falk have teamed up to write a vision for the investment world. One that suggests the changes needed to make the profession a “noble calling.” Whatever role you play in the investment world, you’ll want to hear this fresh take on asset management in the New Era. Click here to download a free pdf copy. The book version is available on CreateSpace and Amazon.
NEW WHITE PAPER! “TEAMING EFFECTIVELY: 3 KEY FACTORS.” Studying collaboration in 28 teams from the investment industry, FCG has confirmed that three factors from our “Team Scorecard” explain top performance. Given the intense competition in the industry, all firms must up their games. And not just in the investment functions, but all the “tribes:” sales, marketing, client-facing, operations, IT and so on. We show that the three factors explain quality results at a high confidence level. If you want to thrive, not just survive, in this new environment, be sure to read this new paper.
HIT IT AND QUIT IT (HIQI) WEBINAR – June 22 at 12pm CT: Team Coaching = Team Health. John Wooden, Vince Lombardi, Butch Harmon, Marshall Goldsmith. You may know the first three, do you know the last one? Hint: they are all legendary coaches who got the most out of those they coached. Winning teams have one thing in common, a great coach. The investment industry is full of teams, does your team have a great coach? Research on top performing investment teams shows that in order to win there are a few constants: diverse skills, good selfless individual performers, a clear and unified mission, and psychological safety. Simple concepts that are challenging to implement. A good coach can help your team get ‘em done. Join our next webinar as FCG Managing Partner, Keith Robinson, discusses the advantages of having a winning coach for your team. Click here to register.
LESSONS ON LEADERSHIP (LOL): Open and Productive Debates. Click here to read our new LOL on this topic.
QUOTE TO CONSIDER: “The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help them or concluded that you do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership.” — Colin Powell