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Stop Hedging – It Makes You Sound Weak

Leadership Freak

How to stop hedging? Yesterday, a leader I respect said, “I almost teared up.” Then I spoke directly, “You didn’t almost tear up. Either you did or you didn’t.”

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The Prisoner’s (Hedge Fund) Dilemma

CO2

SAC Manager Arrested for Insider Trading at Hedge Fund. If you speak to most hedge fund managers, they will tell you what they create is efficient markets. The payoffs hedge fund employees are real, but the business has the feel of a game. Most businesses actually produce something. Back in March, one SAC Manager (Michael S.

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Burn the Boats: Toss Plan B Overboard and Unleash Your Full Potential

Leading Blog

You throw away your backup plans and you push forward, no longer bogged down by the infinite ways in which we hedge our own success. Leaning into your differences—those things that make you unique—will help you to not hedge your bets. To accomplish something great, you have to give yourself no escape route, no chance to turn back.

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Want Better Influence at Work? Avoid These Communication Mistakes

Let's Grow Leaders

When I think of “hedging words,” I think of the scarecrow from the Wizard of Oz. .” If you want better influence, know when to stop talking. What to say instead: “Great. Glad you agree. Here’s what I recommend we do next.” “Well we could go this way, but we could also go that way.”

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Kristi Hedges: An interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Kristi Hedges is a leadership coach, speaker and author. In her 20-year career working with leaders to help them communicate more effectively she’s encountered every personality type imaginable, yet remains more than a little passionate that anyone can learn presence.

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How Employees Respond When Activist Investors Get Involved

The Horizons Tracker

Institutional investors, such as hedge funds, are increasingly active in terms of their attempt to influence the direction of the firms they invest in. The authors argue that this loss of talent is largely because of the uncertainty caused by the hedge funds activity.

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Eight Times For Storytelling In The Workplace

Eric Jacobson

"Stories strengthen communications and presence for leaders," explains Kristi Hedges , author of the book, The Power of Presence. She recommends you consider adding stories to your communications when you : Want to motivate others and paint a picture of what's possible.