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Description - The Bullish Thinking Guide for Managers by Alden Cass

Grounded guidance for managing an office full of high-performing financial professionals Wall Street is in the midst of an epidemic. Financial advisors are working under the peril of "producing at all costs," while their managers are held accountable for maintaining the overall performance of their respective departments. This book serves as a manual for those managers who need to learn how to motivate even the toughest brokers and mediate where necessary. Dr. Alden Cass, Dr. Brian Shaw, and Sydney LeBlanc explore the problematic on-the-job circumstances surrounding Wall Street managers and their top performers as well as the stressful situations inherent to their profession. Using Cass and Shaw's strategies, which are rooted in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, managers will discover how to identify serious behavioral problems and how to implement the solutions needed to run a healthy and profitable office. This comprehensive guide offers immediate solutions for short- and long-term problems and presents managers with proven ways to proactively reduce their own job stressors, as well as those of their brokers.Filled with true stories about investment professionals whose lives have been uprooted and disrupted by the very nature of their jobs, this book shows readers how to successfully manage their top performers, focus on their goals, and achieve a more emotionally disciplined life. For Dr. Alden Cass, Dr. Brian F. Shaw, PhD, and Sydney LeBlanc biographies, see above.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780470137697
ISBN-10: 047013769X
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 160mm x 24mm)
Pages: 216
Imprint: John Wiley & Sons Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Alden Cass

Dr. Alden Cass, PhD, is a licensed clinicalpsychologist and performance coach for competitiveexecutives, athletes, and musicians. He is Presidentand Chief Consultant of Catalyst Strategies Group, a team of psychologists specializing incoaching financial services executives andindividuals performing under stressful jobconditions. Dr. Cass conducted the nation'sfirst clinical investigation in twenty-five yearson the mental health of stockbrokers. He also writes a Web column for Trader Monthly magazine and TheStreet.com, and is a bimonthly columnist for On Wall Street magazine. Dr. Brian F. Shaw, PhD, is a professor of psychiatry and public health science, a clinical psychologist, and one of the originators of applied cognitive-behavioral therapy. He is the coauthor of Addiction and Recovery For Dummies (Wiley) and Cognitive Therapy of Depression, and the principal of BFS Consulting, a sports and entertainment consulting firm based in Toronto, Canada. Sydney LeBlanc is a thirty-year financial services industry veteran, journalist, publisher, and author, as well as a codirector of The Fisher LeBlanc Group.