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Authentic Leadership: Bill George on Finding Your True North

Why do you want to lead? How do you know if you’re on the right track — and the right track for you? Increasingly, authentic leadership is vital to success. Bill George is the author of True North: Discover Your Authentic Leadership and Discover Your True North, among other books. In this interview, George discusses the concept of True North, why it’s unique for everyone, and what’s changed about leadership over the past decade.

Three Formulas for Acing Your Next Job Interview

The "CV Queen" Victoria McLean, founder and CEO of City CV, offered some useful tips for acing job interviews in a recent CFA Institute webinar.

Top Five Articles from July: Better Conversations, Basic Factors, and Emerging Market Equities

A discussion of how to have better client conversations by Isaac Presley, CFA; an analysis of a recent Eugene Fama presentation by Ron Rimkus, CFA; an examination of advice from career expert John Hellmann on how to rev up a sputtering job search by Peter M.J. Gross; a review of Javier Gonzalez's How to Make Money with Global Macro by Marc L. Ross, CFA; and an exploration of Devan Kaloo's assessment of the outlook for emerging market equities by Julie Hammond, CFA, were among the leading posts from Enterprising Investor in July.

Reduce Tension in the Team: Don’t Attack

Tension, friction, and conflict are common in the workplace, especially when pressure is high. One habit, or nonhabit, in particular, helps to reduce conflict and build trust. It may sound simple, but it's difficult to achieve. The practice is this: Don’t attack people.

10 Steps to Jump-Starting a Stalled Job Search

What should you do when your job search has stalled? Executive coach Robert Hellmann discussed 10 steps for revitalizing your efforts.

Seven Questions for Better Conversations

Better conversations lead to better relationships, says Isaac Presley, CFA. To achieve that, you must talk less. And when you do speak, ask great questions.

Meditation Tips for Investment Professionals: Visualization Meditation

Visualization meditation, or creative visualization, is a basic meditation practice that features a tremendous variety and depth of techniques.

Lucy Kellaway on Office Life, Creativity, and Culture

Financial Times columnist Lucy Kellaway writes about office life, pushing back against some deep-rooted habits and misconceptions among workers and job applicants alike. She discussed her viewpoints on the financial workplace in a Take 15 interview with Lauren Foster, exploring such subjects as happiness, creativity, and the widespread use of misleading euphemisms.

What Is Your Belief System?

If you can isolate the beliefs that are truly influential in your professional work, you can improve your success rate significantly, says Jim Ware, CFA. Ask yourself, “What do I believe is true? And how does this affect my decisions and behavior?”

Maximize Career Success: Pearls from Carla Harris

Morgan Stanley's Carla Harris says that everyone needs to cultivate performance currency and relationship currency. What are they? Performance currency is simply delivering what was asked of you plus a little bit more. Relationship currency is created by spending time with people in your organization. Harris said the former will get you noticed, but it is the latter that allows you to maximize your success.



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