Innovation Insights explores the impact of new and emerging concepts in sales, marketing, strategy and leadership for CEOs of growth-driven business-to-business companies.
Government contractors today face enormous challenges. Federal budgets are shrinking. GovCon competition is dramatically increasing. Regulatory challengs are daunting. And now, the 'unthinkable' sequester has taken hold, requiring a 'meat cleaver' approach to federal spending across virtually every agency and program.
Why should customers choose your business? That is the most pressing question for any company or organization. How you answer this question will largely determine the level of success (or survival) that your business achieves. If your brand strategy and identity is to stand for something, it needs to be in alignment with the answers to this question.
Business leaders today are constantly operating in the middle of two extremes. On the one side are all of the tactical demands of the business - tasks, issues, crises and other things that just have to get done. On the other side are all of the strategic demands - the ideas, concepts, strategies, messages and models that are essential to the future of your company. Some CEOs focus too much on the tactical side (working in the business but never on it), and others get wrapped up in strategic thinking but lose sight of day-to-day execution priorities.