MUST READ – FCG’S LATEST 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.
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 – August 17 at 12pm CT: Successful Strategic Planning. Change – it is seemingly all around us these days. With our industry under pressure from several directions, focused strategic planning has never been more important. Join us for this session where we will share key steps to help you run an effective and successful strategic planning session. 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