Bad Attitudes Are Contagious

Workplace attitudes influence every person in the organization, from team colleagues to the leadership. Attitudes can control the workplace environment by impacting morale, productivity, and team effectiveness. Understanding and recognizing the behaviors that are at the root of poor attitudes is essential to the ongoing success and security of the business. It only takes one […]

Which Employee is Your Molotov Cocktail?

Potentially 5% of your workforce includes employees that are a high-security risk. The cost of all types of fraud is a staggering 5% of turnover, per the 2014 Global Fraud Study by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE.) So, what’s the cost of rogue employee behavior to your business? Simply identifying the personality type […]

Solving The Dangerous Voids in Risk Profiling

No doubt, intense discussions surrounding risk tolerance and behavioral finance are on the rise. Michael Kitces, who writes the Nerds Eye View Blog, has written a very good summary on the state of play regarding risk tolerance questionnaires in his article: The Sorry State of Risk Profiling Questionnaires for Advisors. Michael articulates various risk factors […]

Advisors Fooled By Own Biases

Some advisors have told me that they will not use a tool because of a warped belief they can read people better. The fact is, we all have personal blind spots and behavioral biases which stem from the overuse of our strengths. The right assessment process built with scientific foundations provides a huge amount of […]

Investment Committees through the Behavioral Intelligence Lens

Most investment committees have a very clear mission: Serve as stewards for assets of the organization they represent. Recruiting the right people to do that is critical to the success of the Investment Committee. But how do we define “right”? Is it a professional background? Education? Investment knowledge? And where does the diversity lens come […]

Do We Really Know Our Financial Selves?

With the progress of technology we have got used to instant gratification. Long term perspectives and taking time to seriously focus on what is important? That’s becoming harder to do – especially if you are a trend follower.

Are Advisors Asking the Right Questions?

The world of financial advice is highly competitive; learning how to build your business and increase your bottom line could be as simple as knowing how to communicate with your prospects.

Why Your Behavior Influences Your Own Wealth More than Market Movements

If one cannot outguess the markets what should you do? The starting point for all investing lies not in what markets are doing but rather in what you actually need in your own personal life.

Work on Managing What You Can Control

93.6% of the financial planning process is the behavioral management of the client. Who is the first person that clients come in contact with at your firm, and are you assuming they know how to deal with every client?