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Are You AND Your People Clear About What YOU Want?
by Tony Vidler        Pretty much everyone running a business hates having to come up with job descriptions for their staff.  Your people hate them too usually.  A statement which may have been correct at a moment in time to describe a role, and the role is subject to constant change…they are pretty much a […]
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Begin Within: The FIRST Place To Market Your Practice
by Tony Vidler        The first place you should market your practice and your own expertise is inside your own practice. Begin Within.  It is where you will have the most receptive environment for refining and crafting your value proposition and marketing messages, where you can “field test” campaigns and promotional ideas, and most importantly, […]
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The 6 Steps To Growing Your People
by Tony Vidler        Introducing leverage into a professional services firm is most often done through adding people, and growing your people leads to growing your firm.   Finding and developing the right people is one of the greatest challenges for professional services firms, and also one of the greatest opportunities it has for creating […]
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Why Your Staff Fail You
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 […]
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Investing Time In Your People Gives Great Returns
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 […]
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What You Reward Must Be What You Value, right?
by Tony Vidler        Perhaps the greatest challenge for practices wishing to grow their people, profitability and professional standards is determining what you reward.  And that’s about what you value.  What behaviours you reward must be a reflection of what you really value in your business, right?   Why is it that so many firms […]
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What to do when team members are under-performing
by Tony Vidler        Inevitably there will be a time when one or some of your team are under-performing.  Not under-performing to the point where the decision to terminate them is actually quite easy, but under-performing to the point where it is just aggravating because you just feel that they should be doing better. Figuring […]
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