We love it when fun quotes can make astute business observations. Like this one: "Why do we press harder on a remote control when we know the batteries are getting weak?" It's funny because it's true. Everyone presses harder on the remote when the batteries start to weaken. What this fun question can be ...
October 24, 2014Carla Wood
How do you know if it is the right time to invest more purposefully in achieving your longterm business objectives? Crossing the large divide from 'later' to 'now' can be a daunting decision when it comes to hiring external support from a strategist, coach or consultant. Far too often, business ...
October 23, 2014Carla Wood
As service providers, the client experience is ultimately the measure of your business success. The greatest marketing campaign of all time will only sustain a business so long if the client experience is poor, or even inconsistent with the marketing message. So even if your team is wanting to focus ...
October 22, 2014Carla Wood
At ALL Strategy one of our core philosophies is "Great leaders are always purposeful in the giving of resources". As an organization, we aim to live that philosophy out internally with our team members, with our clients, with our Generosity Alliances, and ...
October 21, 2014Carla Wood
I discovered decades ago that I was a bit odd. Why? Because I thrive on change. I love it. I seek it out. And as it turns out, that is atypical behaviour. For most people, change is a difficult and often painful process. One that causes angst simply by anticipating ...
October 16, 2014Carla Wood
People often ask me how we can provide such incredible statistics in terms of the success of our client's experience. My answer is that we hedge our bets by only taking on successful clients. It is said tongue and cheek, but in essence, there is truth in this statement. Our ...
October 15, 2014Carla Wood
Networking is something I mainly see people do badly. I don’t mean people lack social skills - most people I meet at cocktail parties are having a great time. But most professionals lack the combination of strategy, generosity, intentionality and follow up that generates revenue from networking. By improving in ...
Remember your teenage self? If you could sit down with him or her now, what would be the first 3 things you would tell your younger self in the hopes that life had run a bit more smoothly since then? If your retired self came to visit you now, he or ...
I sincerely believe effective leadership and humility are inextricably linked. As a Business Alliance Organization that works with service-based businesses to integrate strategy into the day-to-day solutions of their operations, sales, HR, marketing, finance and most of all team engagement and leadership, we prioritize redefining leadership impact, and that involves ...