Work Smarter Not Harder

In the financial services industry, I find clients want two things each year – more money and more time off – the very things you work so hard to achieve for your clients. While the first part of the year starts out well, by February many of them have fallen into their usual work habits…

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sales framework

Last month I talked about how a sales framework can help you build trust, understand the goals and objectives of your clients, increase conversions and boost performance and accountability within your team. A service framework can in many ways do the same with the additional benefits of organisational efficiency, staff satisfaction and client retention.  …

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having a sales framework

I have been designing and embedding sales frameworks in Financial Services for the last five years, and I have learnt that regardless of the industry you are in; sales is an essential part of any business. Everyone on your team needs to be able to sell, but as you are probably well aware, not everyone…

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effectively address conflict

When different personalities, generations, genders and cultures work together on a daily basis with different viewpoints, priorities and communication methods, conflict is inevitable. So how do you prepare, manage and solve conflict effectively in the workplace? Here are my top tips for addressing conflict within your team. 1. Acknowledge the conflict The first step in…

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leader

When problems and issues arise within your business, they can have the ability to dramatically affect the productivity performance and profitability of your organisation. But as a leader, not all situations need your attention. In fact, it can be far better for your team, culture and business if you don’t intervene or micro-manage every individual…

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Find Your Why

“He who has a why can endure any how.” – Frederick Nietzsche Most companies can answer the question “What do you do?” with ease, but it becomes a lot more difficult when asked, “Why?” Think about it, if someone were to ask you right now why you do what you do, would you be able…

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increase employee engagement

Change is inevitable and it happens so frequently in businesses. But when it comes to implementing change in the workplace, employees don’t always look upon it so positively. With fear, habit and uncertainty often getting in the way of implementing change, your plans can often be met with resistance and reduced staff engagement, making it…

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increase client satisfaction

With business becoming increasingly competitive, the need to reduce costs and become more effective and efficient is at an all time high. But too often this shift in focus from serving clients, to operating more efficiently can result in unmet customer needs and a lack of trust, leading to a reduction in client engagement and…

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get to know your team

I have seen many leaders become so focused on achieving their goal that they forget to consider who they are leading – and the best way to lead them. With the facts, figures and deadlines we use for planning and decision making keeping us focused on the ‘what’, ‘why’ and ‘how’ we do things on…

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become a respected leader

While your title as a leader can give you power and prestige, it is how you choose to lead that can determine how much respect you gain from your team and others. Here are five ways to become a respected leader that everyone looks up to. 1. Take the focus off you I’m sure you’ve…

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