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. Her workshops and leadership coaching programs have been utilized by CEOs and teams of all [.].

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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. In a culture of rule-breaking or rule-skirting, hedge fund employees usually maintain silence. The post The Prisoner’s (Hedge Fund) Dilemma appeared first on | Elements of Leadership Blog. by Gary Cohen.

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On Hedge Funds, Outside Investors, and Corporate Culture – (with a story about George Zimmer)

First Friday Book Synopsis

… Read More On Hedge Funds, Outside Investors, and Corporate Culture – (with a story about George Zimmer). It’s tough to maintain a good, everyone-wants-to-be-a-part-of, corporate culture. It’s tough to maintain this in the best of circumstances. It may be practically impossible when the leader who built such a culture, who nurtured it over the long haul, is no longer around. And, sometimes, “outside” investors can destroy what it took years to build.…

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Thoughts – From Fran Tarkenton, on the Value of Reading; and from a Hedge Fund’s Call to Action for Olive Garden

First Friday Book Synopsis

One of my “daily reads” is Business Insider. It is comprehensive, constantly updated, and deals with business, culture, news… so much. Recently, I read two articles that are especially worth noting. One was a piece by Fran Tarkenton, former NFL quarterback, now successful entrepreneur. His article was about “big” companies getting in trouble: Businesses Like […]. Randy''s blog entries

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Art of Managing-Hedging Your Bets Might Be Harmful to Your Firm’s Health

Management Excellence

The essence of strategy is choosing what not to do, yet as Lafley, Martin and Riel describe, the notion of giving up options or closing off familiar paths is uncomfortable for us. It’s our drive to eliminate this discomfort by keeping our options open and flexible that might just be limiting our success or even setting the stage for failure.

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Activist Hedge Funds Aren’t Good for Companies or Investors, So Why Do They Exist?

Harvard Business

Activist hedge funds have become capital market and financial media darlings. The most comprehensive study of activist hedge fund performance that I have read is by Yvan Allaire at the Institute for Governance of Private and Public Organizations in Montreal, which studies hedge fund campaigns against U.S. Total shareholder return is what the activist hedge funds claim to enhance. before paying the hedge fund 2% per year plus 20% of that 12.4%

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Why an Activist Hedge Fund Cares Whether Apple’s Devices Are Bad for Kids

Harvard Business

On January 6, 2017, JANA Partners , a New York–based activist hedge fund, and the California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS) sent a letter to Apple’s board of directors that may change the future of activist investing. The term “activist hedge fund” connotes to many a “corporate raider” who creates short-term profits at the expense of other stakeholders and long-term investors. Tim Ellis/Getty Images.

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The Inspiration Code

Eric Jacobson

Reflecting back, and sharing again, that book is, The Inspiration Code , by Kristi Hedges. Filled with profound insights and compelling data, and based on a commissioned survey on who and what inspires people, Hedges uncovers a set of consistent, learnable behaviors that dramatically enhance leadership success. Kristi Hedges But, first, what exactly is inspiration? And, to be an inspiring leader , Hedges explains that you must: Be Present.

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Today's Leadership Quotes

Eric Jacobson

Today's three leadership quotes come from Kristi Hedges , author of the book, The Power Of Presence. Eric Jacobson Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Kristi Hedges Leadership QuotesA vision will go nowhere unless the leader feels it in her bones. You don't lose your credibility from failure but from how you handle it. Executive presence means much more than making a fantastic first impression. It's about impressions made over time.

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Today's Leadership Quotes

Eric Jacobson

Today's three leadership quotes come from Kristi Hedges , author of the book, The Power Of Presence. Eric Jacobson Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Kristi Hedges Leadership Leadership QuotesA vision will go nowhere unless the leader feels it in her bones. You don't lose your credibility from failure but from how you handle it. Executive presence means much more than making a fantastic first impression. It's about impressions made over time.

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The Man Who Is Changing The World.

Rich Gee Group

He started the Khan Academy as a way to tutor his cousins remotely — while he was a hedge fund analyst in Boston, and they were students in New Orleans. It was clear there was a huge unmet need, so Sal left his hedge fund job and started Khan Academy with the mission of providing a free world-class education to anyone, anywhere.

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How To Energize People Every Day

Eric Jacobson

Available starting Wednesday, June 1, it's called, The Inspiration Code , by Kristi Hedges. Filled with profound insights and compelling data, and based on a commissioned survey on who and what inspires people, Hedges uncovers a set of consistent, learnable behaviors that dramatically enhance leadership success. Kristi Hedges But, first, what exactly is inspiration? And, to be an inspiring leader , Hedges explains that you must: Be Present.

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Eight Times For Storytelling

Eric Jacobson

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

How The Best Leaders Energize People Every Day

Eric Jacobson

Available starting Wednesday, June 1, it's called, The Inspiration Code , by Kristi Hedges. Filled with profound insights and compelling data, and based on a commissioned survey on who and what inspires people, Hedges uncovers a set of consistent, learnable behaviors that dramatically enhance leadership success. Kristi Hedges But, first, what exactly is inspiration? And, to be an inspiring leader , Hedges explains that you must: Be Present.

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A Good Story Contains These Seven Elements

Eric Jacobson

Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Kristi Hedges Leadership Stories Storytelling

When To Be A Coach And When To Be A Mentor

Eric Jacobson

Author Kristi Hedges , in her book, The Power of Presence , provides these explanations of the roles of a coach and of a mentor and how they differ from each other: The Coach shows empathy through a mixture of tough love and strong support. Coaching Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Kristi Hedges Leadership Leadership Books Mentoring

How Hedge Funds Create Criminals

Harvard Business Review

Hedge funds are playing the role of Wall Street villain again. Then came the November 22, 2010 raids of three hedge fund headquarters by FBI agents who seized documents and confiscated BlackBerries. Now authorities are serving subpoenas on other, larger hedge and mutual funds. These events raise suspicion that many hedge fund traders may have succeeded at beating the market not through careful research and original analysis but by breaking the law.

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Next Level Tips for Women Leaders

Next Level Blog

Main | Leaders, Your Words Matter » January 07, 2011 Next Level Tips for Women Leaders Last month, I was interviewed by Kristi Hedges, executive coach and columnist for WomenEntrepeneur.com , on how women leading their own businesses can develop themselves for next level performance. 

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What If Google Had a Hedge Fund?

Harvard Business Review

Acutely aware of the competitive edges timely data offers sophisticated investors, the company's ever-entrepreneurial cofounder once proposed that Google launch a hedge fund. Google may not have a hedge fund, but it's unlikely that high IQ hedge funds aren't using Google's data to better manage their own situational awareness and risk. What kind of hedge funds might an Amazon set up (remember, Jeff Bezos actually came from a New York hedge fund)?

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The Power of Presence: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

The Power of Presence: Unlock Your Potential to Influence and Engage Others Kristi Hedges AMACOM (2012) How and why powerful intentional presence can be a “personal game changer” As I began to read this book, I was reminded of one of my favorite songs in the musical and film, Chicago, sung by Amos Hart (played [.]. Reilly Kristi Hedges Mister Cellophane The Power of Presence: Unlock Your Potential to Influence and Engage Others

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UNDERSTANDING IS A POOR SUBSTITUTE FOR CONVEXITY (ANTIFRAGILITY): A Conversation with Nassim Nicholas Taleb

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is another in the CONVERSATIONS AT EDGE series, in this instance a conversation with Nassim Nicholas Taleb. “The point we will be making here is that logically, neither trial and error nor “chance” and serendipity can be behind the gains in technology and empirical science attributed to them. By definition chance cannot lead to [.].

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The Power of Presence: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

The Power of Presence: Unlock Your Potential to Influence and Engage Others Kristi Hedges AMACOM (2012) How and why powerful intentional presence can be a “personal game changer” As I began to read this book, I was reminded of one of my favorite songs in the musical and film, Chicago, sung by Amos Hart (played [.]. Reilly Kristi Hedges Mister Cellophane

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High Returns Prove Elusive for Hedge Funds

Harvard Business Review

A composite index of more than 2,000 hedge funds returned 72% over the past decade while charging substantial fees—the 25 highest-paid hedge-fund managers made $21 billion last year, according to the Wall Street Journal. With pension funds increasingly turning to these firms for higher yields, hedge funds, which bet on and against stocks and invest in equity derivatives, now manage more than $2.4

Run Away From Sales People With These Traits

Sales Wolf Blog

If only the egos of those involved in the sales hiring process were hedged by a data-driven sales hiring strategy. Few decisions impact a business model more than the quality of sales talent hired to represent a company. It happens all the time. Sales hiring managers predicting strong sales performance from a candidate who later performed poorly. This train wreck is easy to avoid. The candidate positively lit-up multiple biases that the sales hiring manager was unaware were being lit up.

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Activist Hedge Funds Often See Their Gains Wiped Out by Costs

Harvard Business Review

Because of the high cost of mounting a proxy fight, the average hedge fund makes less money on its activist investments than on its nonactivist portfolio, Nickolay Gantchev of the University of North Carolina discovered in a study of 1,164 campaigns by 171 hedge funds.

When an Activist Hedge Fund Thinks a Company’s Salaries Are Too High, Who’s Right?

Harvard Business Review

The hedge fund founded and run by billionaire Paul Singer just announced that it now owns 6.2% Most activist hedge funds are simply pushing a less extreme version of the same basic idea. The activist approach is clearly good business for hedge funds; activist funds have dramatically outperformed their hedge-fund peers in recent years.

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Negativity Loops Destroy Intention

Leading Blog

Kristi Hedges is an expert in executive presence. Hedges says, “People who maintain optimistic thoughts gain resilience. When you find yourself in a stressful situation and caught in a downward negative spiral, Hedges recommends that you: Stay vigilant and recognize when it’s purely pessimism and not constructive. When the stakes are high, negative thinking is a no-brainer; it comes naturally to any of us.

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Use Storytelling During These Eight Times

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.

Today's Leadership Quotes

Eric Jacobson

Today's three leadership quotes come from Kristi Hedges , author of the book, The Power Of Presence. A vision will go nowhere unless the leader feels it in her bones. You don't lose your credibility from failure but from how you handle it. Executive presence means much more than making a fantastic first impression. It's about impressions made over time. Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Leadership Leadership Quotes

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7 Steps For Telling A Good Story

Eric Jacobson

According to Kristi Hedges , author of the book, The Power of Presence , a good story includes these seven elements: Has a clear moral or purpose. Has a personal connection to the storyteller and/or the audience. Includes common reference points the audience can understand. Involves detailed characters and imagery. Reveals conflict, vulnerability, or achievement others can relate to. Has pacing (a beginning, ending, and a segue back to the topic).

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Today's Leadership Quotes

Eric Jacobson

Today's three leadership quotes come from Kristi Hedges , author of the book, The Power Of Presence. A vision will go nowhere unless the leader feels it in her bones. You don't lose your credibility from failure but from how you handle it. Executive presence means much more than making a fantastic first impression. It's about impressions made over time. Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Leadership Quotes Quotes

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Eight Good Times For Storytelling

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. Need to show others -- whether a large audience or one person -- that you have shared commonalities. Are trying to deliver difficult news and want to show empathy.

LeadershipNow 140: April 2019 Compilation

Leading Blog

CX’s Biggest Problem is Finding the RIGHT Problem via @customerthink How do we hedge against bad problem framing? Here are a selection of tweets from April 2019 that you don't want to miss: You Are the Captain of Your Ship by @FSonnenberg. VIDEO SHORT: April 29, 2019 Monday Motivation @HighPointU @NidoQubein The more you celebrate your life the more there is to in your life to celebrate. Cross-Cultural Leadership: How to Avoid Making People Lose Face by Aad Boot @LeadershipWatch.

8 Times For Storytelling

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. Need to show others -- whether a large audience or one person -- that you have shared commonalities. Are trying to deliver difficult news and want to show empathy.

How Big Companies Can (and do) Innovate Like a Start-Up

Leading Blog

The best strategy when facing high degrees of uncertainty is to hedge and build options for the future.”. T HE INNOVATION WE PRIZE at successful start-ups is a mindset that is brought into the start-up and not necessarily the inherent quality of every start-up. Innovation isn’t something that just happens; we create the conditions for it. Big organizations can innovate like small start-ups.

How A Coach Differs From A Mentor

Eric Jacobson

Author Kristi Hedges , in her book, The Power of Presence , provides these explanations of the roles of a coach and of a mentor and how they differ from each other: The Coach shows empathy through a mixture of tough love and strong support. The coach is not afraid to push you because she sees the best in you. This leader has a good sense of what's going on in the rest of your life and isn't afraid to mention it as it relates to your performance and potential.

The Different Roles Of A Coach And A Mentor

Eric Jacobson

Author Kristi Hedges , in her book, The Power of Presence , provides these explanations of the roles of a coach and of a mentor and how they differ from each other: The Coach shows empathy through a mixture of tough love and strong support. The coach is not afraid to push you because she sees the best in you. This leader has a good sense of what''s going on in the rest of your life and isn''t afraid to mention it as it relates to your performance and potential.

Do You Work At A Toxic Company?

Rich Gee Group

hedge funds), and badly managed organizations. More often than you would expect, I find competent, hard-working people trying to survive in dysfunctional organizations. Organizations that: Hold them back professionally by doing the ‘same old stuff’ every day. Frustrate them continuously with bad managers who make bad decisions. Impact their self-esteem and confidence with unhealthy management practices. And ultimately, hurt and hinder their career dramatically.

How To Be A Valuable Trusted Advisor

Eric Jacobson

In your leadership role you are often called upon to be a trusted advisor.

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8 Times To Incorporate Storytelling

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. Need to show others -- whether a large audience or one person -- that you have shared commonalities. Are trying to deliver difficult news and want to show empathy.

Nick Gogerty: Part 1 of an interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Nick is the author of The Nature of Value: How to Invest in the Adaptive Economy (Columbia University Press 2014) and involved in a technical confidential project with one of the world’s largest global macroeconomic hedge funds. He lectures in Columbia University’s MBA value investing program on innovation, macro-economic portfolio, and scenario risk management. Meanwhile, […].

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Running a Business Can Take a Toll on Your Mental Health

Strategy Driven

Hedge the downsides. Due to COVID and widespread job loss, many people have decided to become entrepreneurs and start their own business.

Nick Gogerty: Part 2 of an interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Nick is the author of The Nature of Value: How to Invest in the Adaptive Economy (Columbia University Press 2014) and was involved in a technical confidential project with one of the world’s largest global macroeconomic hedge funds. He lectures in Columbia University’s MBA value investing program on innovation, macro-economic portfolio, and scenario risk management. […].

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