Give Credit Where Credit is Due


As a professional advisor, sometimes it is easy to think that it is all about you.

Most advisors have staff or are part of a team.

Don’t forget to give them credit!

Your staff is likely your most valuable asset. You could not do you job effectively without them. You must let them know it.

There are many studies out there but time and time again, the number one most effective thing is to let them know they are appreciated.

This appreciation can easily be shown in some simple ways:

  • Say “thank you” – the most appreciated.
  • Buy lunch for the office yourself – Have a monthly employee lunch where one staff picks lunch for the entire office and you buy.
  • Give them a paid day off – Particularly if you see they are stressed. Do it spontaneously – “Take tomorrow off, you earned it”
  • Atta boy/girl certificates – AAA sells gift certificates good for area restaurants – give them out.
  • Tickets – perhaps you get offered tickets for events (concerts, theater, sporting events) – give them to your staff or, just buy them some.

And tell you clients how much you appreciate your staff. They will let your staff know too.

Guide – You are not a one person show. Don’t forget it.

Action Item – Let your staff/team know how hard they work and that you could not do it without them. Be sure to show them.

© 2009 The Advisors Center, LLC – All Rights Reserved

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2 Responses to “Give Credit Where Credit is Due”

  1. 1 Scott Freitas September 5, 2009 at 11:11 pm

    Very good article! This is something great leaders practice.

    • 2 theadvisorscenter September 6, 2009 at 7:57 am

      Scott, I think it all started with the great leaders called parents. They would teach us and say to us “Wadda ya say?” and then we would shuffle and say – please or thank you. Sound right? What do you think?

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