The Bullish Thinking Guide for Managers serves as an educational tool for proactively dealing with emotional distress that may affect advisors in the high-risk/high-reward world of finance. In it, Dr. Alden Cass and Dr. Brian Shaw—with the help of Sydney LeBlanc—explore strategies that will help you recognize potential job stressors, manage office conflicts, and implement appropriate solutions. It will also assist you in developing a specific set of skills that will allow you to deal with the unpredictability of this environment.
About the Authors:
Dr. Alden Cass, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist 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.