As a business strategist, I am constantly connecting with business leaders across Canada and the U.S. to stay current on business trends and to collaborate with colleagues and clients I deeply value.
In the midst of the current global crisis, as I have been reaching … Read More
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 … Read More
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 … Read More
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 … Read More
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 … Read More
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 … Read More
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 … Read More
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 … Read More
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 … Read More
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 … Read More
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% … Read More
‘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 … Read More