Investment Leadership: Building a Winning Culture for by Jim Ware

By Jim Ware

A complete advisor to most sensible practices in the funding industryInvestment management offers readers with the instruments to appreciate the management components that give a contribution to sustainable progress; diagnose their firm's tradition and comprehend why it is necessary; and reflect top practices from prime organisations. With assistance from diagnostic instruments, functional recommendation from leaders, and real-life case reports, this booklet units out to give an explanation for what's wrong with the established order and exhibit the secrets and techniques of long term good fortune within the funding industry.James W. Ware, CFA, at the moment works as a specialist to funds managers. he's the coauthor of The management Genius of George W. Bush (0-471-42006-9). Beth Michaels has labored with many enterprises, together with Chevrolet vehicles and the McDonald's company. Dale Primer has labored with enterprise executives from greater than seven hundred person companies in over eighty-five separate industries.

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One of the reasons we wrote this book was to address these obstacles: How do you apply the time-tested principles of leadership and culture to the investment industry? Page 9 Myth 8: Investment professionals must lead investment firms Reality Unlike doctors, who realize that the head of a hospital need not be a physician, many investment professionals believe that their leaders must understand the nuances of markets, foreign currency, valuation techniques, asset allocation, and the like. Often the excellent leaders do emerge from the ranks of investment professionals, but just as often we found that the top firms have assigned leadership to noninvestment professionals.

21 RECOGNIZING CULTURE If three of your top-notch people were asked to describe the culture of your firm, what would they say? What would they use as examples of your "culture"?

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