Integrated Leadership Strategies
We are: Dickson Wood & Associates Inc.: Integrated Leadership Strategies
• Developing Leadership Capacity in Organizations
• Building the Leadership Competence and Confidence of Individual Leaders
• Supporting leadership activities such as strategic planning, change management, business process improvement and corporate governance
Our approach to business is simple. We aspire to become partners in our client's drive for extraordinary business results. We strive to establish lasting relationships with valued clients. We understand that creating positive and sustainable results in organizations takes time and requires a shared commitment. We endeavor to provide meaningful and trusted advice. To this end, our services are customized to the specific needs of each client.
Our clients are …
Multinational corporations, mid-size corporations, universities & colleges, government agencies, non-profit organizations
to equip their leaders with the skills and tools that will enhance their ability to guide the organization
Coaching of leadership teams and individual leaders throughout an organization. Facilitation of strategic planning processes. Guidance to senior leaders on organizational and leadership matters.
Why a kayak??
We often find metaphors useful in conveying concepts and principles. The kayaks provide such a metaphor. A nautical expedition involves many of the elements inherent in organizational leadership. Planning, resourcing, aligning people, effective teamwork, communication, risk management, etc. are all part of a kayak trip. The paddles themselves provide an interesting metaphor. We often talk in business of the need to leverage our strengths. A kayak paddle is simply a lever that, when applied with skilful technique, creates almost effortless progress toward a destination. The more skilful the paddler the more efficient and enjoyable the trip becomes. Even the importance of celebration is highlighted There's nothing like a glass of wine with friends on the beach of a remote little island under countless stars.
We like CREATIVE, LITTLE EDGY, MORE MASCULINE THAN FEMININE. Possible colors could include maroon and tan.
Logo elements might include stylized kayak and/or paddles.
Brand: Integrated Leadership Strategies
Tag or sub-brand (smaller): Dickson Wood & Associates Inc.
** We are open to seeing logos with and without "Dickson Wood & Associates Inc."
We would like to see a Wordmark that includes an icon that could stand alone or a type design Web 2.0. We'll also need a version with & without our tag line underneath.
File Types: PDF, JPG, AI, and layered PSD
CMYK & RGB Colour #s
Please no clip art or stock images
** We will move to a guaranteed prize when we feel we have some great entries to fine tune.