Discovering opportunities for your company can present many challenges with finding those that are the right fit and selecting opportunities that align into your strategic business development plan. Knowing how to focus your efforts is essential in developing an effective pipeline. Are you successfully planning your pipeline with goals or opportunities that will be delivered throughout the year? Are you conducting meaningful research on the opportunity? Have the opportunities been properly vetted?
Values define us. They determine who we are and where we’re headed. When something is that important, don’t you think you would see it everywhere?
It’s second nature to pass the blame when a problem arises. Generally business decisions are made collaboratively, so if something goes wrong it may not necessarily be one individual’s error. However, as a manager or as an entry level employee striving to climb the ladder, it is essential that you accept responsibility and take the blame, regardless of whether or not it truly was your fault. As a leader, owning up to company mistakes will cause you to be more respected and approachable. It will also trigger a contagious response of all employees admitting their own mistakes. If responsibilities are shirked, then corrective actions may be delayed or avoided, inhibiting learning.
Your top asset in your company isn’t your money- it’s your employees. Your team determines how successful your company will become, and therefore the amount of revenue your company accrues each year. With this in mind, it’s pivotal that as an employer, you hire employees based on culture fit within your business in order to leverage your asset. It’s also essential that you work to retain your workers by differentiating your business model and corporate culture from competitors, providing mentoring or additional training for your employees, and establishing a beneficial manager-employee relationship.
SPRINGFIELD, VA, Nov. 22, 2016 – Staci L. Redmon, President and CEO of Strategy and Management Services, Inc. (SAMS), has been awarded a Silver Stevie® Award for the Female Entrepreneur of the Year in the Business Services with 11 to 2,500 employees category. She was presented the esteemed award at the 13th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business ceremony in which over 1,400 entrants in 22 countries applied.
On Veterans Day each year, American’s proudly celebrate our heroes. However, a beneficial and economical way to give back all year long would be to support veteran owned businesses. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2015, veterans under 24 faced a 13% unemployment rate and veterans aged 25-34 had an unemployment rate of 6.9%. These statistics are alarmingly higher than their non-veteran counterparts. In addition, veterans also have a higher homelessness rate. Whether through your company or as an individual, fulfill your patriotic responsibility and support veteran owned businesses. This will not only benefit veterans, but also your local economy.
Successful leaders make their company a fun place to work. This doesn’t mean that you need to purchase a ping-pong table for the break room or hire a masseuse. Small gestures can go a long way, such organizing monthly or quarterly company engagement events or bringing in baked goods for your employees. Don’t take work too seriously; although money must be made and delivering quality products and services is essential, a lighter workplace environment is also necessary at times in order to satisfy your employees. There is a direct correlation between an enjoyable company environment and dedicated and motivated workers.
Strategy & Management Services, Inc.
Strategy and Management Services, Inc. (SAMS) was awarded one additional year to continue providing Acquisition Support to the Army Contracting Command – Aberdeen Proving Grounds Belvoir (ACC-APG Belvoir) through the Business Administrative Support Services (BASS) contract. The team will continue to provide support to include: providing advice and assistance to the ACC-APG-Belvoir pertaining to contracting and acquisition policy, guidance and direction. Additionally, they provide technical guidance and assistance to improve the execution of the contracting mission and to advance process improvements that standardize procedures across the Division.