Entries by Hugh Massie

Behavioral Insights Improve Corporate Governance

The August issue of Board Leadership, Innovative Approaches to Governance (Wiley) includes Hugh Massie’s article, “Remove the Guesswork of the Human Behavior Behind Board Governance”. You can access the full article here and read a synopsis of it below. Board governance is increasingly complex. Financial performance is still vital, but there is increasing focus on […]

When Clients Self-Sabotage Their Investments

This article first appeared on Nasdaq. Since the global financial crisis and recession, clients are driving the industry in ways never thought possible (or appropriate). Investor fears, lack of confidence and market uncertainty are provoking clients to demand better and more personalized advice from advisors. In this new client-led environment, advisors are struggling to understand […]

Innovative Tech Solutions For Talent And Culture Are On The Menu

We recently brought together leaders, influencers and tech wizards from human resources and related fields for DNA Behaviors Thought Accelerators: Future HRtech interactive dinner. Think Mastermind meets think-tank meets great meal at which participants discuss, debate and parse leveraging behavioral insights at scale across a broad range of applications. Participants who are more familiar with […]

Invest In and Trust Your Workforce

This article first appeared on HR Management App. Remote work is really about trust. Are they doing their job? Are they slacking off? Sometimes leaders don’t support remote working because they feel the need to be in control. As the CEO of a global company I have key executives working remotely. The executive team meet […]

Getting In The Way Of Our Own Financial Success

This article first appeared on Nasdaq. If we are to be effective in the decisions we make, we need to understand our uniqueness, our talent, our individual behavior and our personality. Without this insight, we are unlikely to make rational, wealth-growing financial decisions. What gets in the way of our own success? Lack of self-awareness? […]

Behavioral Science Teams Increasingly Important to Financial Services

This article first appeared on Nasdaq. Behavioral sciences teams can influence business strategy, decision-making and service offerings through deep insight into human behavior. Such a teams ability to understand behaviors helps mitigate failure and decrease industry waste. The more innovative financial services companies are starting to appoint behavioral teams. They understand the power of applying […]