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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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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How To Energize People Every Day

Eric Jacobson

Available starting Wednesday, June 1, it's called, The Inspiration Code , by Kristi Hedges. Kristi Hedges But, first, what exactly is inspiration? And, to be an inspiring leader , Hedges explains that you must: Be Present. Hedges recommends you use this language: "I see __in you."

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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. by Gary Cohen.

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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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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.

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

Harvard Business Review

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.

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 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.

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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

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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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.

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)?

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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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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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.

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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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The Differences Between 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.

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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.

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Keep On Truckin’? The Future Of The Haulage Industry

Strategy Driven

Because so many of the modern approaches to the any industry is hedging its bets on automation, and with the advent of driverless trucks on the horizon, the average truck driver is, naturally, very concerned about their earning potential.

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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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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Red Notice by Bill Browder

CEO Blog

It is the story of a business person/investment banker/hedge fund guy who buys assets that Russia sold in the privatization. I just read the most fascinating book by Bill Browder - Red Notice - a True Story or High Finance, Murder, and One Man's Fight for Justice.

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Freedom Financial Gives Five Financial Management Tips Every Successful Entrepreneur Follows

Strategy Driven

Freedom Financial recommends entrepreneurs to hedge against that risk by putting time into other ventures, putting money into other investments, or sometimes even maintaining full-time employment. To achieve and sustain success, entrepreneurs must be skilled in a variety of areas.

For CEOs, Safe Decisions Aren’t Always Safe

N2Growth Blog

I’m not suggesting decisions be made in callous fashion or with reckless abandon, but neither do I believe every decision needs to be hedged, every expectation needs to be lowered, or every constituency needs to be pandered to. News Flash: safe decisions rarely are.

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Saturday Morning

Execupundit

Ah, but then I spy her, outside in the front yard thinning a hedge. A wet-nosed dog awakens me. She sits by the bed, awaiting attention. I mutter to my wife, "Has the dog been fed?" No reply. I get up and, accompanied by the noble dog, wander through the house. No wife.

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Leader Isolation: 6 Ways to Conquer Loneliness at the Top

RapidStart Leadership

As Kristi Hedges, writing for Forbes suggests , just as CEOs regularly assemble teams of trusted advisers to help them make tough decisions, you can do the same thing, regardless of your current level in the organization. We are not alone… …but sometimes it can feel that way.

Happy 125th Year Birthday WSJ!

Coaching Tip

However, in this first WSJ edition, the Baltimore American put up a bulletin that there was a rumor to effect that Kilrain had won and Sullivan''s backer''s were holding the wire to hedge on bets. 125 years ago today, The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) published its first edition on July 8, 1889. Yes, sports were covered in the first Journal. Then champion John L. Sullivan took on Jake Kilrain in what would be the last world heavyweight championship bare-knuckled prize fight.

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Need to Learn Something? See Salman Khan

Execupundit

At KhanAcademy.org, Salman Khan, a former hedge-fund analyst, narrates more than 2,700 free lessons, each about ten minutes long, on everything from polynomials to valence electrons. Watching videos online usually means goofing off. But over the past few years, millions of decidedly enterprising people have turned on their computers to watch, of all things, math and science lectures.

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The Roles Of A Coach And A Mentor

Eric Jacobson

Author Kristi Hedges , in her new 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.

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An Oxymoron: $1-to-2 Billion Penalty With No Wrongdoing

Coaching Tip

Hedge-fund group SAC Capital Advisors LP and federal prosecutors have agreed in principle on a penalty exceeding $1 billion in a potential criminal settlement that would be the largest ever for an insider-trading case, according to people familiar with the matter.

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The Reciprocity Advantage

Leading Blog

In a VUCA World, partnerships are hedges against risk, but they will also be more attractive ways to innovate and grow scale. G IVE TO GROW. Partner for greater value for more players.

5 Things A Leader Should Pray For

Joseph Lalonde

Covering your family in prayer creates a hedge of protection around them. F aith plays a major role in my life. According to my reader survey, faith also plays a major role in your life as well. That’s cool! It’s exciting to see other leaders living out their faith as well.

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The “Next Practices” of Strategy-Setting

N2Growth Blog

By including a Culture By Design perspective in your planning approach you hedge the bet that the organization can succeed in the execution of its plans. Are your strategic planning practices flat and uninspired? Have you reduced your planning process to a once per year, budgeting exercise? Do your senior people feel disengaged and removed from your strategic planning? Does the rank and file even understand what’s in your strategic plan?

Christmas Thoughts

Execupundit

Vermont Royster I can call up moment after moment of precise memory from the Christmases of my childhood, like frozen frames of recollection: A sparrow, its feathers so fluffed for warmth it looked like a fat monk in a robe and tonsure, peering out from the ice-wrapped lilac hedge while I sat at the living room window, waiting for my parents to wake.

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