Investment Team Spends a Day at Nasher Sculpture Center to Focus on Creative Thinking
Members of the Investment Team headed to Dallas’ Nasher Sculpture Center in November for an offsite team building day. Following a private tour of the museum led by Leigh Arnold, Associate Curator, they heard Ph.D. candidate in Neuroscience Michael Lundie speak on recognizing and addressing cognitive biases alongside tools for better decision-making.
“Our theme of this offsite activity was ‘creativity,’ with the goal of developing better skills around decision-making processes and communications,” said Chief Investment Officer and firm co-founder Eric Bennett. “Since the ‘80s, scientists at the Center for BrainHealth have studied how to increase the performance of our brains. We hope to use their exercises to help create healthier brains and success for the firm and our clients.” Bennett led the team in an exercise focusing on communication styles for three different audiences: investment savvy, mid-range investment knowledge, and those with little to no experience in investing. This opportunity allowed the team to learn together and strengthen their skill set around out-of-the-box thinking.
Learning is a significant part of the mission and culture at Tolleson Wealth Management. Through continued education and unique learning opportunities, developing talent is crucial on the personal, team, and firm level. Bringing this highly analytical group into a creative environment is one way that the Investment team is stimulating new ways to learn and grow.
Pictured: PhD candidate, Michael Lundie and Chief Investment Officer Eric W. Bennett