At one time or another, we’ve all seen it. Many of us have experienced it. Someone, possibly you, is sitting or standing alone at a conference or business mixer. It’s awkward and uncomfortable. It also happens too frequently.
Humans need to belong, yet they commonly leave others out. For those excluded, especially if they feel it’s because they’re different in some way, the ostracism can be painful.
What a difference it makes when someone says “hi” and engages in small talk. In this episode of Around the Table, LPL leaders and advisors discuss the importance of consciously reaching out to someone who might be on the periphery.
It helps financial advisors develop empathy. It ultimately helps them forge deeper connections with their clients. Plus, it’s the right thing to do.
Watch the complete episode for more insights on diversity and inclusion from people experiencing it on the frontlines of the financial planning business.
You can also learn more about what we’re doing at LPL to create a more diverse, inclusive culture for our advisors and employees.