How to Achieve Best Practices of Top FirmsHigh Performing Investment Teams
shows you how today's leading investment firms create "positive/high energy" at each level, increasing the decision-making skills of their employees while dramatically reducing the politics, bureaucracy, and hand-wringing that breed only negativity and failure.
Written by a team of today's leading authorities on investment industry leadership, culture, and teambuilding, this results-focused book explores the seven behaviors evident in some form in virtually every top performing organization and provides you with hands-on actions you can take to rebuild your organization around those behaviors.
Those behaviors include:
- Curiosity — Knowing when you are becoming defensive and shifting back to an open and receptive attitude of learning
- Accountability — Taking 100 percent responsibility for the results created as opposed to expending energy searching for scapegoats Candor—Engaging in courageous truth-telling to increase power and speed in decision making
- Authenticity — Discarding facades, then addressing actual conflicts to eliminate needless intrigue
- Awareness — Understanding, and tapping into, every emotional and intuitional resource for decision-making
- Genius — Discovering and allowing people to do what they do best, thereby leveraging their natural areas of genius
- Appreciation — Expressing gratitude and fostering an across-the-board culture of sincere cooperation
While decades of research into psychology and organizational development have identified dozens of factors that contribute to organizational excellence, it is these seven behaviors that are demonstrated consistently in top performing cultures — and, conversely, are often absent or disregarded in struggling firms.
Adopt at least some of them, and your long-term opportunities will expand and grow exponentially.
Ignore them? Your results will be just as striking, and more than likely permanent.
All of the innovative theorems and approaches in the world will do little to support an unhealthy internal culture. High Performing Investment Teams
shows you what you must do now to build success in your firm by first improving the fundamentals that make up its most important assets—its employees.
AUTHORS: Jim Ware & Jim Dethmer
DESCRIPTION: Hard Cover, 240 Pages