Something we’re passionate about at ALL Strategy is helping our clients use processes to drive efficiency. There are so many tasks that you, or your team, do repeatedly and can therefore shave off minutes — and eventually hours — by documenting. Having a written (or visual) process helps delegate ...
January 5, 2018ALL Strategy
A Story One sunny afternoon a fisherman lay on the sand with the waves lapping his toes. His rod was propped up nearby, its line cast into the blue water. He lay with his eyes closed, savouring the feel of the sun’s warmth ...
December 29, 2017ALL Strategy
Terminating an employee is never easy, even if you know it’s the right decision. It’s often a traumatic experience for the person being let go, and guilt-inducing for the person initiating the conversation. But termination can be handled with genuine compassion. As ...
December 1, 2017ALL Strategy
How would you work out the monetary value of your database? You might think that ‘doing the math’ would answer it ((total contacts x average commission) = total value). But that’s not the case at all. Why? Because unless all your contacts are personally ...
November 3, 2017ALL Strategy
In a recent UK study of 2,000 business owners, almost half of those surveyed said they cancelled social plans at least once a week because of work pressures. The survey trend suggested that half of all small business owners simply didn’t make social plans because they ...
October 6, 2017ALL Strategy
Teaching scripts to employees, especially in customer service and sales, has been a training device for a long time. Why? Because scripts allow all staff to know what to ask, and how to respond to the most common questions they’ll come across. That means that clients experience a consistent corporate ...
September 15, 2017ALL Strategy
A quick Google search on ‘business partnerships' brings up the following ‘related searches’: business partner not contributing how to deal with business partner problems business partner disagreements how to get rid of business partner Is it ...
September 1, 2017ALL Strategy
A family business is generally defined as a corporate enterprise that is, to some degree, owned and managed by at least two members of the same family. Far from being a small segment of the world's economic drivers, family businesses make up 80-90% of all firms worldwide, and the ...
August 4, 2017ALL Strategy
How do you respond to these questions when you look at your business? How clear am I on my strengths and weaknesses, and how they impact my work? How effective do I think I am as a leader? How much of my ...
July 21, 2017ALL Strategy
In Getting Engaged: The New Workplace Loyalty, Tim Rutledge describes an engaged employee as (1) attracted to their work, (2) committed to their work, and (3) fascinated by it. Unfortunately, employee engagement is the exception. Gallup’s most recent (2016) engagement survey indicated that only 13% ...
July 7, 2017ALL Strategy
‘You have to spend money to make money’. This adage has a grain of truth to it. But if we take it too literally, it can cause significant problems. While there typically is a cost to growth, the true key to making money is to invest strategically ...
June 2, 2017ALL Strategy
Carla Wood, Founder and Senior Strategist at ALL Strategy, is known to many across North America as a speaker and strategist. But how many of us have had the chance to sit down with her and ask her questions outside of our own businesses? Our Community Manager, Megan, ...
May 19, 2017ALL Strategy