Summer has arrived, although it might not feel like it outside! Here are some great articles that will help you spend more time enjoying the sunshine (hopefully). Take a step away from getting things done, and get reading. You’ll thank yourself for it. Post The Salaries on The Fridge Philip Palaveev A financial planning executive accidentally sent the entire salary structure of the firm to all of its employees, and it caused a lot of consternation. Palaveev says … [Read more...] about Must-Reads for Your Business: June 2019
What can we learn from successful sporting organisations? Plenty it turns out. Read on. I watched the final of the Champions Cup Rugby recently, where Saracens beat Leinster (13th May 2019). As I’ve written before, I love a good sports to business crossover story, and the post-game interview with Mark McCall, the victorious Saracens coach, had two pearls of wisdom for any aspiring organisation. I wanted to apply that wisdom to your business to see if it helps spark any new … [Read more...] about How to achieve your goals and enjoy the chase…
In his blog, How Smart Do You Have to Be to Succeed? James Clear says, “We often think that the reason we aren't succeeding is because we haven't found the right strategy or because we weren't born with the right talents.” Nothing could be further from the truth. Do you ever wonder what makes the best financial planners the best? I have to be honest, for me it’s not technical smarts. Don’t misunderstand me; the best Financial Planners that I know are technically very strong, but … [Read more...] about Creativity matters more than intelligence
If you want to build a great business, you need an effective team in place. This week, I look at what does and doesn’t allow your team to really perform. In the past I’ve written about the importance of building a great team if you really want to fly as a business. Suggesting you need a good team in place is not controversial. However, what allows a team to really perform just might be. In his book, The Five Dysfunctions of A Team, Patrick Lencioni explores what he believes to be … [Read more...] about Team…work? Or not?
This week I take a look at the interesting area of pricing your services. Everyone has an opinion on this. Read on to find out mine. There’s so much talk about pricing and new ways to do it. While it’s beholden on everyone to periodically review their charging policy, it’s very easy to find yourself going around in circles. The detail-oriented people want to measure the time every job takes and create complicated spreadsheets to accurately price every single client. I’ve been told … [Read more...] about Is Pricing Your Services Tricky, Or Just Scary?