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: Candor – Hard and Soft. 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, February 22 at 12pm CT: Candor – Hard and Soft. A recent white paper on candor outlined the core tenets that Bridgewater uses, then provided insights and statistics from interviews with the firm. Clearly, Bridgewater has created a unique culture with high candor. But employees acknowledge that it is a painful adjustment process. One third of employees opt out in the first year. Question: does full-fledged candor require a boot camp approach? Tune in to hear another approach. 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