Rule #95 - Don’t Bury the Elephant

When there are issues within your company, it’s easy to want to avoid bringing up the elephant in the room. However, what company has ever benefited by ignoring their issues? It’s best to address any issues head on and resolve them before they grow into bigger problems. Every company faces challenges at times, so rather than skirting around them, face them strategically and create lessons learned.

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Strategy and Management Services, Inc. (SAMS) Honored by Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce

Company Named Winner of the Meritorious Veteran-Owned Business Award  

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Rule #94 - Demonstrate the Difference

Your employees may know the specific roles they play in your company and how they affect the overall company vision, but do they know how they directly make a difference for your clients? It may be obvious to project managers and employees who directly communicate with those you serve, but do your accountants understand how their meticulous maneuverings of numbers translate into providing essential training for deployed service members?

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Stop Making these 3 Mistakes to Become a Better Manager

Picture this: you’ve just landed a high-profile assignment as a manager for a critical customer project. Now what? You think well on your feet, solve problems and ooze professionalism with clients. As a manager, your daily routine consists of gathering information, synthesizing insights, and creating solutions. However, the road to delivering successful project outcomes is a minefield, even for the most experienced of managers. Failure is not an option. Avoid the pitfalls and become a better manager by learning to stop making these three major mistakes.

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Rule #93 - Occupy Your Brand

A brand is more than a slick logo or snappy tagline. It's the sum total of how someone perceives your organization. In short, it's your reputation. A brand is influenced by customers, employees, news articles, social media, your CEO and the receptionist in the front lobby. Everything your company does either enhances or diminishes your brand. Ensure everyone understands your brand and how to communicate it.

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Staci L. Redmon Named Woman Vetrepreneur of the Year

Joins distinguished group of veteran woman-owned business owners making an impact

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Staci L. Redmon Appointed to NVSBC Board

SPRINGFIELD, VA,  July 20, 2017 – Staci L. Redmon, President and CEO of Strategy and Management Services, Inc. (SAMS) was recently appointed by the National Veteran Small Business Coalition (NVSBC) to its Board of Directors.

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3 Ways Contractors Can Kickstart a Company’s Culture

Your company culture can make or break your company.  It can increase or decrease profits, affect operational efficiency, sway employee turnover rates, and dictate how much risk an organization is willing to take.  With federal, state and local governments, as well as private companies, continuing to turn to the industry for staff augmentation and project support, the crucial role of contractors and their impact on company culture is a hotly debated topic.  Here are few ways contractors or employees outside of your corporate office can contribute to creating a stronger and more successful company culture.

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Rule #92 - Who’s Your Decision Maker?

Never allow a person to tell you no who doesn't have the power to say yes. Who in your organization has the power to say “Yes”? It’s the best way to identify the true decision maker. Almost anyone in an organization can say “No,” but the person with real power can say yes.

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Rule #91 - The Power of Goals

If your employees haven’t established work goals, what are they working towards? Employees who have set work goals are not only more motivated at their jobs, but they are also more engaged as they have a clear direction as to how they fit into the bigger picture of your organization.

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