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Priorities: Which urgent AND important person comes first?
by Tony Vidler The classic urgent AND important dilemma: your best client is on the phone talking to you. An incoming call from your top Centre-of-Influence comes in while talking to your best client. Do you “end and accept” – hanging up on your best client? Do you ignore your COI? Are you […]
The Weekly Action Plan That Produces Consistent Results
by Tony Vidler Having an action plan for every working week that produces consistent results is a challenge for many professionals. Part of the challenge is that outside forces place a lot of emphasis upon “doing things right”, but the commercial needs of the firm or individual practitiioner need to be to be […]
This Is The Sensible First Step In Taking Charge Of Your Time
by Tony Vidler Without doubt the most precious resource we have in professional services is our time. For many practitioners it is all they have to sell, and derive income from. It follows that when it comes to trying to determine how to improve business efficiency or profitability, or personal earnings, that the allocation […]
Time Management Problem? Try Planning Your "Perfect Week" To Begin With…
by Tony Vidler Why is time management such an issue for professionals when they are good at planning? We can take it as a given that financial advisers and financial planners are good at planning generally. And they are very good at operational planning, which is that stuff that often gets referred to as […]
How EXCEPTIONAL advisers use their time is not like the average!
by Tony Vidler Time management is where there is a huge difference between elite advisers and the average advisers. in fact, it is one of the biggest differentiators that help the best performers stand out and excel. However, the difference isn’t about micro-managing time slots, or about having better time management systems. It […]
by Tony Vidler Here’s a tip you’ll love for improving personal productivity: take more time off if you want to do more business! Clearly you cannot take that advice to an extreme and take the entire year off….there will definitely be a point where “time off” results in diminishing returns….BUT… To really […]
by Tony Vidler A quick Google search on Time Management books threw up 714,000,000 results…so there is no shortage of information out there for busy professionals looking to organise their work, and themselves, better. No matter how many books you read or conference presenters you listen to, the struggle remains the same….too much […]
by Tony Vidler Working out what you should really be working on is one of those things that we all know we should do, but for one reason or another other stuff gets in the way. The other stuff is “other people’s priorities” of course, isn’t it? We then have a tendency […]
Great Returns Come From Investing Time In Your People
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 that time in their people. Everything is else is more pressing and demanding than a practice leaders […]
Productivity Tip: Prioritise the Activities that Yield the most
by Tony Vidler To handle a significant workload AND get the results you want you need to prioritise the activities that yield the most, not waste time trying to manage time. Time cannot be managed as such….the clock ticks inexorably onwards no matter what you do with the time. Tasks can be managed. […]