By Nicole Dupuis, Director of Foundational Training at Forest Hills Financial Group

What you don’t often hear is without great power, what do you get? Well, having been in past positions where I had very little power — power to make changes, power to voice concerns and ideas, power to move to another level — I can tell you that as people expect less from you, you begin to expect less from yourself. In other words, with little power comes a small amount of responsibility. People around you don’t expect anything out of the ordinary from you, partly because you don’t expect it either.

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By Shayla Farmer, Divisional Support Consultant at Lincoln Financial Advisors

Whether you are currently working with a company and desire to grow into a more prominent role or if you’re looking to advance outside of your current career, demonstrating that you can lead is a key component that will help to accelerate that process. To advance your career through leadership there are essential tactics that you can use to differentiate yourself from others and show that you have the skills necessary to obtain a higher role within the company. Listed below are a few crucial steps that you can implement that will help to start you on the path toward advancing your career.

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By Ann Baker Ronn, CLU, ChFC, LUTCF

Selecting the right type and purchasing life insurance is a significant choice that takes time and is often complex for clients. They don’t want to dwell on the uncomfortable reality of death and therefore try to make decisions quickly. Arming your clients with the proper tools and information to consider in their decision-making process empowers them to feel secure in their families’ financial futures. Through clear communication of comprehensive policy offerings and niche options such as non-participating whole life, your clients can gain a stronger understanding to inform their purchase decision.

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