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"Ari explores the challenges of business-building in the hedge fund industry and presents insightful dialogues on leadership effectiveness with some of the field's foremost managers. this is a must-read for both new and existing managers who are looking to move their business from good to great. I wish this book was published seven years ago when I formed Glenview Capital Management." - Larry Robbins, Chief Executive Office, Glenview Capital Management
"Here, as in other books, Ari shares his unique and extremely helpful insights and strategies to advance the portfolio manager from stock-picker to DEO, leader, and business builder. This book will be of great interest and value to those aspiring to manage a large hedge fund as well as to those already succeeding at that endeavor." - Wayne Holman, founder and CEO, Ridgeback Capital Management LLC
"There is no more pressing issue for today's hedge fund manages than designing an institutionalized paradigm for achieving sustainable, profitable growth. Kiev, combining his unique perspective and insights as a senior advisor to the CEO of one the world's elite investment firms, offers innovative thinking on how strong leadership can help a company grow successfully and create terminal value' in one of the most competitive business arenas in the world." - Ciaran O'Kelly, Cohead of Global Equities, Bank of America
"Kiev's Hedge Fund Leadership is a timely exploration of the managerial challenges facing today's hedge fund leaders. Powerful, dynamic issues such as creating a vision, recruiting, empowerment, and incentive structure are masterfully related by Kiev to the hedge fund business model in this groundbreaking work." - Matthew S. Grossman, Founder, Plural Investments, LLC
"Ari Kiev understands (completely) what it takes to build a truly outstanding, robust, and enduring hedge fund business. In this book, he pulls no punches; he challenges the readers to be ruthlessly honest with themselves and then uses this information to explain how to succeed in such a demanding business. A must-read for those searching for ways to build and scale their businesses (from a Master Coach)." - Quintin Price, CIO, EMEA Pacific Equities, BlackRock
Chapter 1. Developing Good Leadership.
The Value of Empowerment.
It Begins with You.
Enjoying the Process, Solving the Problems.
Breeding Good Leadership.
Introducing the Flat Organization.
Chapter 2. The Value of a Vision.
Creating the Vision.
Focusing on Your Vision.
Maximizing Your Strengths.
Demonstrating Authenticity through Weakness.
Sharing Your Vision.
Timing is Everything.
Preparing for Resistance.
Implementing Your Vision.
Chapter 3. Assembling Your Team.
Conducting the Talent Search.
Changing Negative Perceptions
Identifying Individual Strengths
Dealing with Departures
Chapter 4. Refining Your Team.
Motivating in Motion.
Chapter 5. Building Momentum.
A Transformational Phase.
Going for Short-term Victories.
Abandoning Energy-Draining Behavior.
Chapter 6: Sustaining Momentum.
Burnout and Euphoria.
Reassessing and Redefining Goals.
Redesigning Your Team.
No Time to Let Up.
Chapter 7. Transcending Self-Imposed Limits.
The Life Principle.
Transference and Counter-Transference Issues.
Making Yourself Human.
Combating Stress and Panic.
Using Imagery and Visualization.
Chapter 8: Empowering Others.
A Confrontational Environment.
Measuring Emotional Success.
Leaving a Legacy.