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Cultural Commonalities

A lot has been written over the years about the importance of workplace culture – it is the subject of thousands of books and is a major component in every management and leadership course. By…

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Remind me again – why am I working for you?

As most business owners tell us, it’s hard to find (and then keep) good people – especially in an industry such as financial services, whose image has been somewhat tarnished over the past two…

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Client reviews – a keystone for success

Of all the interactions an adviser has with his/her client throughout the year, there’s no doubt in my mind that the review is the most important. And before I get into it, the description of these…

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In honour of Phil Guest – lessons that should not be forgotten

It was the saddest of news… one of the ‘best’ financial advisers I had ever known passed away a few weeks ago. And while we hadn’t kept in touch much over the years since Phil had retired…

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Converting unintended consequences into opportunities

We’re currently in the process of finalising our latest analysis of the ‘health’ of Australian advisory practices (Future Ready VIII) and have noticed a few early signs as to how well (or not)…

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The Care Factor

A good friend of mine lost his son to cancer not long ago, something no parent should ever have to experience. Even though this would have been one of the hardest things he will ever go through, he…

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When you’re up to your armpits in ‘gators

“It’s hard when you’re up to your armpits in alligators, to remember you came here to drain the swamp” – Ronald Reagan, President of the USA 1981 – 1989 It’s easy to get…

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Decision is made… you’re out of here!

Not a week goes by without yet another industry stat estimating that at least 25% of advisers will be leaving the industry over the next couple of years. This is somewhat concerning given the parlous…

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Australia

A zero tolerance approach?

In New York City in the 1990’s the NYPD under Police Commissioner Bratton and Mayor Guiliani implemented a number of strategies to combat the rising crime rates. One of these was ‘zero…

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It’s all about the vibe!

In the 1997 Australian movie classic, The Castle, friend and local (inept) solicitor Dennis Denuto strives to answer the judge’s questioning of his action on behalf of the Kerrigan family with the…

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