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How To Coach Your People To Greater Success
by Tony Vidler One of the best ways to improve results for your firm is to coach your people to greater levels of professional and personal success, rather than merely “managing” them. There is a huge difference between coaching and managing…and while managing has its place, it is actually only one aspect of […]
by Tony Vidler Many firms facing increased overheads and infrastructure costs in the next few years are considering acquisition or merger strategies as a survival or growth strategy. Generally there appears to be 5 main reasons that advisers suggest as their reasons for acquisition of another business. They are: 1. Get new […]
A Value Proposition is simply about the value for THEM
by Tony Vidler Financial advisers generally struggle to create a value proposition that accurately expresses how they work differently, or what makes them special compared to others. It isn’t that they don’t have points of difference, or that they struggle to put ideas into words…generally they are very good at both. Each adviser has […]
by Tony Vidler How much do you really think a good client is really worth to you? Most financial advisers will easily work through the basic formula of the average fee/sale per client multiplied by the number of transactions they have with you each year, and then multiplied by the number of years you […]
by Tony Vidler More clients is good, right? But when you have plenty of clients on the books the question becomes which clients to keep. Or which ones to get rid of. Actually, advisers should be constantly asking these questions regardless of how big their book of clients actually is. They are not questions […]
by Tony Vidler If you want the right results in a practice you have to set the right KPI’s because what you reward determines what behaviour you get, and what behaviour you get is determined by how your people see themselves being measured. One of the best measurement tools any manager can have is […]
by Tony Vidler Managing other revenue producers inside your practice is a heck of a challenge, even if you’ve got history as a sales manager. For many practitioners developing their own practice that experience of building and developing a team – and developing the individual producers within a team – is a venture into […]
by Tony Vidler If you want new ideas for how to develope your business or inspiration for your own content marketing then you really should look at Twitter. It is a platform that many advisers have simply ignored as far as I can see, but it is well worth taking a look at. […]
by Tony Vidler It isn’t terribly unusual to find advisers taking on staff and being disappointed reasonably quickly, as the staff fail to deliver quite what the adviser expected or was hoping for…. So why do your people fail you? I don’t believe they do usually….I think we fail them. Let’s […]
by Tony Vidler Professional advisers have never been under more time pressure than they are today, and of all the things they could be investing time in the one which is easiest to defer is investing time in people. Everything is else is more pressing and demanding than a practice leaders own people […]