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Desired impact
The ‘Intention vs. Impact gap’

We help workplaces solve deeply rooted leadership and culture problems that exist within the ‘intention vs. impact gap' - where the most meaningful opportunities for real change exist.

Our transformational impact model

Today’s leadership and culture models focus more on the symptomatic pain points of work such as engagement, satisfaction, and confidence. This results in decision-making that is based on the assumptions and perspectives of a few (usually the leaders themselves).

Our Transformational Impact Model offers a different lens which focuses more on the systemic, relational, and transformational aspects of work-life. Borne from a human-centred and systems-conscious framework, our model places the right use of power and ethical leadership as core drivers of truly meaningful experiences.

The Ally Co's transformational impact modelThe Ally Co's transformational impact model
The Ally Co's transformational impact modelThe Ally Co's transformational impact model

What our work seeks to understand and impact

Our Transformational Impact model is designed to consider the unique systems and contexts of different teams and organizations, while also acknowledging the needs, values, and goals of individuals and the greater collectives that exist within (and outside of) each workplace.

The core drivers and indicators represented in our model, are described below. Our work is about helping teams to cultivate the awareness, willingness, and skill required to lead real (meaningful) change.

Right use of power

The ability to use power in a positive way to affect (or prevent) change.

As human beings, we regularly find ourselves in competition to get our needs met, or to get our priorities to the top of ‘the list' (sometimes, outright conflict if the stakes are high enough). Either way, the underlying dynamics and forces at play in all our interactions with others is the phenomenon of power.

Unfortunately, most of us do not have a great set of tools, skills, and resources available to navigate the complexity of the many power dynamics that we find ourselves in. So, we lean on old habits and tendencies, coping strategies, and tricks that we've picked up along the way.

Our work is aimed at helping teams gain a deeper understanding of power – what it is, how you get it, and how to use it with wisdom and skill – so we can transform our leadership and life.

Ethical leadership

The ability to use of power, values, communication, and safety to create meaningful connection and positive impact.

Being an ethical leader in the ever-evolving world of work, requires a level of awareness and ability to activate the right competencies, successfully move people, and create meaningful impact.

Increasing the level of 'leaderful-ness' on teams, enriches the development and support of values-based and inclusive workplace where people consciously use their power to create meaningful connection and positive impact.

Our work is not about where someone is positioned on the organizational chart, but about how they make people feel and the impact they are creating.

Cultural connection

The ability to meaningfully align needs, values, and hopes.

You might have heard of (likely experienced) the “great resignation or reset”. We have reframed it as the “great realignment” as people have been experiencing and living through a global pandemic in their own way which has led to many of them making conscious choices to align their work with what is most meaningful to them (needs, values, and goals).

Our work is aimed at (re)connecting people, both individually and collectively, to a shared set of cultural cornerstones or foundations (e.g., core values, purpose, vision). It is also about connecting them with each other. Meaningfully connected teams are more resilient, adaptive, and trusting.

Conscious communication

The operationalization of power and leadership through deep listening, meaningful dialogue, and powerful direction.

Developing and maintaining open, safe, and fulfilling relationships is essential skill for transformational leaders.

Our work aims to increase awareness and to develop skill through the exploration of existing communication challenges/opportunities and the introduction of helpful tools and strategies.

Healthy conflict

The ability to use tension and conflict to create meaningful connection and positive impact.

The highest-performing teams in the world embrace tension and conflict and use them in productive and healthy ways.

Our work explores four different types of conflict to help individuals and teams cultivate the awareness, willingness, and skill to activate the benefits of healthy tension and conflict (collaboration, innovation, adaptive capacity, and more).

Prioritized well-being

The ability to improve well-being through the setting and holding of healthy boundaries.

When people are burnt out, overwhelmed, and/or frustrated, nothing else can matter. A team’s well-being – whether at work, at home, or in the community - is a key indicator of the impact that leadership and power dynamics are having on them.

Our work aims to locate the most meaningful actions that your leadership can take to create integrated, sustainable, and healthy habits (e.g., rituals, boundaries, non-negotiables) for themselves and for their teams.

Adaptive capacity

The ability to respond to change in ways that enable people to thrive and contribute to the fullest.

Adaptive teams face less friction and require less force when responding to change over longer periods of time. They demonstrate the awareness, willingness, and skill to respond to and shape meaningful opportunities.

Our work aims to help participants clearly articulate, challenge, and shift their thinking when it comes systems, strategies, leadership, ways of working, and more.

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