Our Leadership is Failing

Beverly Flaxington is a practice management consultant. She answers questions from advisors facing human resource issues. To submit yours, email us here.

Advisor Perspectives welcomes guest contributions. The views presented here do not necessarily represent those of Advisor Perspectives.

Dear Bev,

I get that things are moving quickly in our profession, and everyone is coming back from a pandemic and trying to re-orient. I read your column last week about people struggling to get back to the office and how to respond. In our advisory firm of 57 people, we have the opposite problem. Our leadership is forcing changes on us at a rapid pace that don’t make sense.

It isn’t that I am a resistant person. I get it. Things are new and different. But sending people running in one direction and then another will not achieve the outcomes they want: growth and collaboration.

We are confused about what to do and have lost focus. It’s hard to focus when there are so many things going on – all at once.

I’m in middle management and I could have impact if I knew what direction to support. But I’m confused about what we’re doing.