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Welcome to “Swift Chats” in the Financial Services Industry, a podcast brought to you by Impact Communications, where your hosts Marie Swift and Jonny Swift speak with interesting people in the financial services industry and the financial planning profession.

Our podcast spotlights independent financial advisory firms, allied financial services institutions, and “fintech” companies that we think are adopting "Best Practices" in the industry. We also share our own tools and ideas aimed at helping independent financial advisors throughout the various conversations.

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Apr 1, 2024

​In this Swift Chat conversation, Marie Swift speaks with Steve Atkinson, Speaker, Leadership Coach, and Growth Expert with Admired Leadership. The conversation delves into the realm of leadership and its practical applications in the financial advisory world. Steve shares insights and anecdotes that shed light on what it means to be an effective leader. He emphasizes the idea that leadership is not merely a title or a position but rather a set of behaviors and choices that anyone can adopt.

​Throughout the discussion, Steve highlights the importance of credibility, feedback, and the creation of a team of leaders. He illustrates how admired leaders, identified through years of study, excel not only in achieving results but also in fostering strong relationships and followership. By focusing on character, competence, and the ability to give impactful feedback, advisors can enhance their leadership skills and ultimately make a positive impact on their clients and teams.

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