Short Investment of Time Can Pay Dividends for a Lifetime

Short Investment of Time Can Pay Dividends for a Lifetime

This article first appeared on Nasdaq. We’ve been having an interesting conversation in our office about how often we have been required to complete a questionnaire, how long they have taken and the reason for them. Some of the recent experiences of our team members: Renewing a passport online – 45 minutes; Completing a tax […]

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What’s 10-Minutes of Your Time Worth?

During a recent presentation, I shared our unique DNA Behavior Discovery assessment process (think probing questionnaire) on screen and a skeptic gasped, No one will spend the 10-minutes to do this. I found this surprising and it has still not escaped me. With all the time we spend on inane things (satirical YouTube videos, social […]

The Security of Your Personality

The Security of Your Personality

Individuals often marvel at the amount of data that we have available with the DNA API. The follow-up question (often with skepticism) is what personal information DNA requires in order to provide it. We can now say: “None”, “zero”, “zilch”, “zip”, “nada”. With the DNA API, participant data can remain completely anonymous – we don’t […]

Corporate Governance

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

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 […]

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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 […]

Remote Working

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 […]

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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? […]