Bullish Thinking: The Advisors Guide to Surviving and Thriving on Wall Street

Bullish Thinking: The Advisors Guide to Surviving and Thriving on Wall Street


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Bullish Thinking is packed with hard-hitting true stories of financial professionals who have faced the many job stressors that fill this competitive industry. In it, you’ll learn how to identify particular problems and initiate the process of getting help, all while reading in-depth case studies and extensive examples that exemplify the obstacles you may face. Throughout the book, the authors take the time to introduce you to action-oriented approaches that will help you survive and thrive during even the toughest times.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780470137703
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 03/03/2008
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Dr. Alden Cass, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist and performance coach for competitiveexecutives, athletes, and musicians. He is President and Chief Consultant of Catalyst Strategies Group, a team of psychologists specializing in coaching financial services executives and individuals performing under stressful job conditions. Dr. Cass conducted the nation's first clinical investigation in twenty-five years on 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.

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Table of Contents

Preface ix

Acknowledgments xiii

About the Authors xv

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 The Hard Issues on Your Desk 5

Chapter 2 Emotional Issues 11

Chapter 3 Bullish Thinking 27

Chapter 4 Mirror, Mirror on the Wall 49

Chapter 5 Plight of the Wholesaler 61

Chapter 6 Do You Know Your Mindset? 71

Chapter 7 The 10 Investor Styles 81

Chapter 8 Getting What You Want and Need from Others 99

Chapter 9 Family Therapy for Advisors 115

Chapter 10 Gender Challenges on the Street 131

Chapter 11 You Are Not Alone 141

Appendix A Dr. Alden Cass’s Landmark

Research Study 151

Appendix B Bad Medicine for Wall Street 167

Recommended Readings and Resources 179

Index 181

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