MUST READ – FCG’S NEW BOOK! Type, Talent and Teams: Using the Enneagram for Investment Firm Success. In today’s hyper-competitive investment industry, it’s no secret that investment professionals need to up their games considerably. The tool described in this book, the Enneagram, can provide a unique edge. A proven psychological system based on nine personality types, the Enneagram helps individuals achieve greater self-awareness, develop stronger relationships and make more informed decisions. Click here to download the pdf and read more! Or, purchase the book on Amazon.
After only 20 years of leadership consulting, Jim Ware has finished a book entitled Lessons on Leadership (LOL): For leaders who don’t think they need lessons on leadership. (That’s about 4 words per week…) It’s actually not a bad read. Ted Aronson, CEO of AJO, wrote: “In this book, long-time leadership consultant Jim Ware, CFA provides practical and useful advice for investment leaders. (who, as the subtitle of the book indicates, mostly don’t think they need advice…) His understanding of the industry and the challenges facing today’s leaders makes this short book a must read. That means YOU…” Jim has promised another book in about 15 years. Meantime, you can download a free pdf copy here or purchase the book on Amazon.
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 or purchase on Amazon.
Conscious Intelligence: Conscious Intelligence (CQ) helps leaders move beyond Ego-driven leadership to conscious leadership. In this piece, FCG explains this growth in terms of the well-known work by Maslow, the Hierarchy of Needs model. Benefits of CQ leadership include greater creativity, relaxed state of mind, better decision making through clarity of thinking. And more enjoyment at work. Click here to read.
Lessons on Leadership (LOL) Blog – Creativity Conditions – The Big 5: IQ/Expertise (Creativity volume 4). Next in our works on creativity, this LOL discusses the importance of IQ/expertise to innovation. Specifically, it grants us the ability to evaluate the true novelty and relevancy of creative inspiration. We also discuss how to increase our creativity, by increasing our depth and breadth of knowledge; using groups to unleash creativity; and how our IQ/expertise helps us to translate inspiration into action. Click here to read.
DATE CHANGE: HIT IT AND QUIT IT (HIQI) WEBINAR – Friday, October 25 at 12pm CDT: Creativity. FCG is focusing on the crucial need for investment firm creativity. Alpha requires unique ideas. The herd will not win. Jason Voss, CFA, has authored articles and books, plus given presentations globally to investment audiences on creativity. Don’t miss his practical insights on how to ignite creativity in your firm. Register here.
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