There’s an increasing amount of CEOs and notable leaders who rise to the top and come crashing down due to scandals. As a leader, there comes an insurmountable pressure to continue to achieve. However, it’s crucial that you take a step back and remember the values that got you where you are in the first place and hold on tight to those principals. Don’t lose sight of those values for fleeting fixations like increased revenue and market share. Remain true to your vision and goals, and you will be able to rise to the top without losing the values that got you there.
SPRINGFIELD, VA, May 17, 2017 – Strategy and Management Services, Inc. (SAMS) is excited to announce its approval of an eight-hour Volunteer Time Off (VTO) policy for all full-time employees. SAMS is offering up to eight hours of paid time off to employees who volunteer with a 501(c) charitable organization during regular work hours.
It only takes three words to build a successful company: Aspiration, Inspiration and Perspiration. First you need a vision (aspiration) so others can follow, next you need to inspire them, and finally you need to work hard (Perspiration). It may not always be easy, but it will be well worth it when your company starts to grow.
Building employee loyalty means hiring people who believe what you believe. If you’re hiring talented people but they don’t share your beliefs and values, it ultimately won’t work out. So take the time in the beginning to hire the right people, and you won’t regret it.
Have a clear sense of why your customers are your customers. Is it your product, your pricing, or your personality? Tangibles like product or pricing could be fleeting. A competitor could come up with something better. But if you cultivate customers based on who you are personally, their loyalty will be longer lasting.
No one wants to see a business fail, yet according to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, less than 33 percent of the companies that were founded in 2006 were still operating 10 years later.
What motivated you to start your business or work for the company you do? Truly successful entrepreneurs aren’t in it just for the money. Instead, they are passionate about making a difference with the organization in various ways, such as engaging employees in community service activities or providing transitioning veterans with their first civilian job.
Many ambitious individuals strive to work their way up the ladder in order to become a leader for the money, power, and a prestigious position. What they fail to realize at first is the substantial sacrifice that is involved. An increase in leadership results in a corresponding growth in responsibilities, limitations, and accountability. A lack of time to enjoy your hobbies or many aspects of your personal life, high stress levels, moving across the country, or the cost for necessary schooling and training are only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the sacrifices leaders make daily. Leadership is sacrifice, but when the role is a perfect fit, the benefits far outweigh the costs.