Funabulism – from the Latin funs, meaning “rope”, plus ambulare, meaning “to walk. It’s the skill we know as tightrope walking. And much like the celebrated Flying Wallendas, today’s acquisition teams, human resources departments and staffing professionals are performing this amazing feat of agility as they walk the thin rope between helping to build a more inclusive and diverse workplace for their organizations and attracting high-quality candidates to staff positions at all levels.
True leaders know how to help their people accomplish extraordinary things by offering encouragement and celebrating success. By leading with the heart, they make people want to get behind the company's mission and goals and strive to exceed expectations.
As a facilities manager, your top-level concern is keeping people healthy and safe. Designing and implementing a successful facilities management strategy means not only having to consider the provision and functionality of a space, identifying and integrating the services required to operate and maintain that space, but also helping your organization understand the costs and business risks associated with every decision made. Welcome to the age of smart buildings.
When it comes down to doing business, whether in the federal or commercial arena, people do business with people they know, like, and trust. Although your company may have superior capabilities and a talented team, if the client does not know who you are, nine times out of ten they’ll choose your competitor. It all comes down to networking and building relationships with your target market. Do this and your company will flourish.
Everyone’s done it. You have a deadline, but you’re not quite motivated to complete it just yet, so you don’t. Unfortunately, procrastination has a drastic effects on the workplace, so it’s best to work hard to prevent it. Thankfully, there are several solid solutions. Hold your employees accountable. If you clearly communicate what needs to get done and the urgency of the matter, your employees will work more efficiently to complete it. You can also reward performance. If your employees are continually working diligently and ahead of schedule, don’t let that go unnoticed. Procrastination wastes precious time that you only have so much of, so purge it while you’re ahead.
There’s nothing traditional about a 17-year-old girl growing up near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, who joins the Army, gets married, decides to go back to school to earn her computer electronics degree while taking care of three small children, goes on to earn two more degrees, and starts a successful business that earns numerous awards.
SPRINGFIELD, VA, June 6, 2017 – Strategy and Management Services, Inc. (SAMS) has been recognized as a finalist for the Outstanding Corporate Citizen of the Year by the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce for small businesses. The annual award is presented to D.C. metro regional organizations for their exceptional contributions during the past year to employees and the community. The award recognizes excellence in corporate social responsibility and community advocacy.
How do you exceed expectations? Before every customer meeting and at the end of every customer plan, write a statement as to how you plan to exceed their expectations. By writing it down, it will help you succeed.
We are all capable of so much more than we think we are. The Navy Seals have a 40% rule that says when your mind is telling you you’re done, you’re only about 40% done. We all under-estimate what we have inside us. So next time you’re working on a difficult project and feel yourself becoming disheartened, remember that you’re only at 40% of capacity and you still have 60% in reserve!
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.