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Feb2017
How many times have you got home from a networking event clutching a handful of business cards, only to shove them into your desk drawer and forget about them? Maybe you see them every so often and remind yourself to follow up. Then too much time passes and you can’t remember ... Read More
February 24, 2017ALL Strategy
Why do we press harder on a remote control when we know the batteries are getting weak?

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Oct2014
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 ... Read More
October 24, 2014Carla Wood
When Do You Invest in Your Business?

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Oct2014
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 ... Read More
October 23, 2014Carla Wood
Creating an outstanding client experience

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Oct2014
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 ... Read More
October 22, 2014Carla Wood
Results from phone call skills

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Oct2014
Creating a great connection is a skill that will transform the success of your sales process.  It begins with something as simple as answering the phone.  We at ALL Strategy have the privilege of working with business leaders across North America, which means, we spend a LOT of time on ... Read More
October 20, 2014Carla Wood
Autumn Shows How Change Brings Opportunity

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Oct2014
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 ... Read More
October 16, 2014Carla Wood
clocks

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Sep2014
Blending in can feel safe, but being lost in a crowd is never a good thing.  Over the years it has amazed me how many business leaders are unable to articulate their business value from the value of their competition.  In service businesses, what I hear most often, is that ... Read More
September 25, 2014Carla Wood
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Sep2014
When you are running a business, there are endless responsibilities and tasks to accomplish.  For many, the only solution to managing it all is multi-tasking.  Even those with strong teams, to whom much is delegated, still are finding ways to respond to emails between meetings, review documents while trying to ... Read More
September 25, 2014Carla Wood
wine

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Sep2014
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 ... Read More
September 24, 2014Carla Wood
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Sep2014
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 ... Read More
September 24, 2014Carla Wood
Clock

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Sep2014
Productivity can be a polarizing term.  For some it is energizing to think about how much can be accomplished in a set period of time.  For others, the pressure of producing can become debilitating.  The reality, however, is that no business is successful without some measure of productivity.  The reason ... Read More
September 24, 2014Carla Wood

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