In the run-up to the Brexit vote, it was former justice secretary and now environment secretary Michael Gove who famously said: "People have had enough of experts".

    I'm not sure that's true, at least in the context of financial planning. 

    Experts have a lot to offer when it comes to running your business more effectively for example, or how you should best respond to change.

    But the beauty of the advice profession is it is home to many in-house experts, that is, the planners themselves who are helping clients day in and day out. 

    With this mind, we've put together the top 10 most read articles of 2018 that have been written by advisers and planners for advisers and planners, in the spirit of sharing best practice. 

    dare to be different10) Dare to be different: How your firm can stand out from the crowd

    Martin Bamford discusses how financial planners can get their message across amidst the noise of relentless news and social media

    coaching9) Coaching 101 and the lessons for financial planners

    Chris Budd reflects on becoming a coach and embedding these skills into his business 

    outgrown8) When to admit you've outgrown your clients

    Jaskarn Pawar has seen many firms that want to grow, but are being held back by hanging on to certain clients

    financial well-being7) Getting clients to a state of financial well-being

    In this video from the Humans Under Management conference, Jason Butler talks about his framework for getting clients to financial well-being and keeping them there

    great client service6) My wow moment on great client service

    Lee Robertson recalls one of his proudest moments as a business owner when a team member did something special for a client

    Tipping point5) Are we headed for the DB transfers tipping point?

    Tim Eadon says once stockmarkets begin to fall, those who have transferred out might start to worry about running out of money in retirement. It's at that point the DB transfer market could come to a head

    when staff leave4) How to cope when a key staff member leaves

    Lee Robertson makes the top 10 again with his thoughts on how to deal with the news someone is leaving and managing their exit in the best way possible

    nextgen recruitment3) The NextGen approach to recruiting financial planners

    Rohan Sivajoti talks through his evolving approach to recruiting and retaining young planning talent

    enemy within2) The enemy within: Time to stop the advice infighting

    Claire Walsh urges advisers to divert the energy spent on bemoaning others towards promoting advice more generally

    Client engagement1) What works for us on client engagement

    Dennis Hall shares the different strategies his firm has employed to engage clients; those that haven't worked so well, and that that have proved more successful - including one initiative with a Christmas twist

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