MUST READ – FCG’S NEW BOOK! 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.
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 paper.
HIT IT AND QUIT IT (HIQI) WEBINAR – Friday, November 16 at 12pm CT: Giving Thanks, and other intrinsic rewards. In the spirit of the season, Keith Robinson will cover the important and underutilized intrinsic motivation factors managers and leaders have to offer. 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