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.
New Lessons on Leadership Blog: Culture is not a Project. Our Lessons on Leadership (LOL) series ramps up for another year of what we hope are useful ideas for firm leadership and career success. Click here to read the latest.
HIT IT AND QUIT IT (HIQI) WEBINAR – Friday, January 25 at 12pm CT: If you want to motivate your team, consider the three most important intrinsic motivators for knowledge workers: Mastery, Autonomy and Purpose. In our next Hit It and Quit It webinar, we will explore ways to increase “Mastery” in your firm. FCG’s research is clear – there is an overwhelming demand amongst investment professionals for greater “Mastery” (aka professional development). However, most firms struggle with how to effectively provide this important motivator. Join us as we explore ways to increase “Mastery” at your firm. Click here to register
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