Showing Up – The #1 Advice Productivity Measure

Showing Up – The #1 Advice Productivity Measure

An advisory team’s best days are usually those spent in front of their clients. As most people join the advice industry to help others lead better financial lives, the time spent in client discussions, resolving issues, identifying forward steps, and creating...
The Illusion of Control

The Illusion of Control

“I just want a handful of good clients without all the stress and grief.” This was from the principal of a well-established firm with a fast-growing team. It is a common situation facing owners who appear to have built a successful advisory firm but who...
Is Bigger Better?

Is Bigger Better?

I was consulting with a firm recently. They sought advice concerning their massive growth opportunities. Like most advisory firms today, they were enjoying a solid flow of new clients. Thanks to good networks, they were also attracting talented senior advisers...
What Makes an Ideal Advice Client – Part 4 – Achieving More

What Makes an Ideal Advice Client – Part 4 – Achieving More

Seen the Red Bull ‘gives you wings’ ads? Whether you like the drink or not, Red Bull’s advertising clearly aims to inspire people to achieve more in their lives. A similar message for financial advice. ACHIEVE MORE Valuable advice provides clients...
Pods or Pools? Building Productive Advisory Teams

Pods or Pools? Building Productive Advisory Teams

Advice firms start like most things in life – tiny. Like parents and their newborns, tiny firms owe their early years to their founders. They grow client by client, either delivering value or not. The value deliverers attract more clients, service existing...
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