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: A new offering and monthly blog from FCG. New challenges require new approaches. Smart firms realize this. They are developing new strategies, new structures, new products, etc. But none of these changes addresses the mindsets of investment leaders. They will have to think and behave differently to remain successful. Thus, today’s challenges demand moving beyond IQ (technical smarts) and EQ (people smarts) to the next level: CQ (greater consciousness). This installment explores the relationship between Jim Collins’ Level 5 leaders and the FCG notion of a CQ leader. The main similarity: taming the Ego. The main difference: Collins does not offer a path to Level 5 leadership. FCG does. Click here to read.
Lessons on Leadership Blog: Candor – Hard and Soft. Our Lessons on Leadership (LOL) series offers 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, May 24 at 12pm CDT: Leveraging Emotional Intelligence to Improve Performance: Interview with Dan Davidowitz, CFA, Polen Capital. Top-performing equity manager Dan Davidowitz and his team use the Enneagram – a powerful emotional intelligence system – to boost their communications, cognitive diversity and decision-making. Join us at this month’s Hit It and Quit It webinar where Dan will share insights on the most powerful applications of the Enneagram for investment teams. 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