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How to have the price conversation with clients


Why is it that some planners get so worried when it comes to discussing the price of a financial plan?  Perhaps you have experienced it yourself, where you have shied away from talking about price with your clients? Each week I get the opportunity to observe financial planners in meetings with their clients. Some are…

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Preparing for your client meeting

Preparing for your client meeting

While we have discussed the importance of frameworks when it comes to sales and service success, it’s important to also focus on the human element on your client meetings. These face-to-face interactions are incredibly valuable to clients and are the key to building lasting relationships. Though in order to have productive and meaningful meetings with…

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Three Ways to Work Smarter Not Harder

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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How to overcome your team’s excuses

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As a leader, you are bound to experience team members making excuses about why they can’t, won’t or didn’t do something they were asked or expected to do. While excuses every so often can be understandable – expected even, when they are regularly given you need to act. Here are four ways you can overcome…

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Five ways to grow your team beyond you

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As a leader, it can be easy to think your most important role is to increase your organisation’s performance and profit, but the true goal of a leader should be to help your team become more confident and accomplished. So how do you help them to live up to their full potential? Here are five…

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How to effectively address conflict within your team

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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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How to know when to intervene as a 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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