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3 Actions to Take on the Road to Leadership Bravery

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“The best way to learn if you can trust somebody is to trust them.”. Ernest Hemingway. Companies that practice what I call “ leadership bravery ” are choosing to reverse the trend on business practices that have defined their industries.

3 Leadership Principles to Help Advance Your Employee and Customer Experience

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As we’ve recently shifted to a digitally-focused world, you may have faced some new challenges in the way leadership should approach customer experience. Despite any perceived hardships, this shift may actually present you with new opportunities to engage your employees and customers. .

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Are You Delivering “Comfort and Joy” to Your Customers?

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Today’s guest post is from my good friend, Chip R. Bell , the best selling author of the 9 1/2 Principles of Innovative Service and many other customer service books.

3 Essential Lessons Leaders Must Embrace to Transform Experience

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We are living in a world where customers have the megaphone. That’s actually been one of the most wonderful forcing functions: when finally it wasn’t about who we said we were; it’s about what employees and customers say we are.

The Forrester Wave™: B2B Marketing Data Providers, Q2 2021

In our 24-criterion evaluation of B2B marketing data providers, we identified the 11 most significant vendors — Data Axle, Dun & Bradstreet, Enlyft, Global Database, InsideView, Leadspace, Oracle, SMARTe, Spiceworks Ziff Davis, TechTarget, and ZoomInfo Technologies — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps B2B marketing professionals select the right one for their needs.

In this Pandemic, Move How You Listen to Customers—From ASKING to UNDERSTANDING

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I want to talk about listening, and especially listening to your customers right now. Recently, I’ve received some questions including: Do you stop your surveys? How do you listen?

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4 “Global Gurus” Share Their Advice for Customer Experience Leaders

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Global Gurus’ list for World’s Top 30 Customer Service Professionals for 2021 came out recently, and I wanted to use it as an opportunity to highlight some of my friends and colleagues who are not only on the list, but who have shared their wisdom on my podcast. (And,

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3 Steps to Measure CX Impact and Align Your C-Suite Around Experience

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To build support and consensus around the practice of customer experience, I often tell my coaching clients that the very first thing that you must do is: you’ve got to ring the money bell.

5 Leadership Actions to Build Trust With Those Who Serve Customers

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Today’s guest post is from Donald Hicks , a Silicon Valley tech executive, industry thought leader, consumer experience architect, and operations veteran whom I had the pleasure of interviewing recently.

Reflecting at the Year Mark: 3 Lessons on Leadership from a Year of Coronavirus

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As we round the corner on the one-year mark of this pandemic, I want to take a moment to reflect on some of the key lessons that still hold true. Even as more people get the vaccine and we slowly edge into “normal life,” it’s vital for us not to waste this opportunity.

4 AI Hacks to Make Sales Teams More Efficient

Over the last two years, there’s been a 76 percent increase in AI adoption across sales organizations. For sales teams, AI opens up a world of new possibilities, including automating outreach, identifying best-fit buyers, and keeping CRMs flush with fresh data. Read on to learn the four AI hacks sales teams need to improve their performance. Download the eBook today!

Companies showing great CX in the wake of natural disasters

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Last week, we highlighted what Southwest Airlines was doing for those displaced by Hurricane Harvey , and now we have a few more examples to share: Mattress Mack: This story has gotten some attention , and “Mattress Mack” (real name is Jim McIngvale), who owns several Houston-area furniture stores, has opened his doors to those displaced by Harvey. He told NPR that between his two locations, 400 people were residing there — and might be for weeks.

Hire People Who Will Make Your Company Unforgettable: A Case Study

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The most admired companies know that hiring people with the ability to care —and making caring and empathy a core value—is key to how they grow. They take the time to make the interview go beyond questions on just aptitude and skill; they get to know the human behind the resumé.

In H-E-B We Trust: How Admirable Acts of Leadership Earn an Army of Loyal Fans

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The headlines are glowing: “ Texans Needed Food and Comfort After a Brutal Storm. As Usual, They Found It at H-E-B. ” –The New York Times. Opinion: Why H-E-B comes through in a crisis when Texas government doesn’t. ” –The Houston Chronicle.

Care for Your Employees, So They Can Show Care to Customers

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In my Daily Dose video series, I explore the topics that chief customer officers must grapple with on a daily basis. Join me as I discuss what I’ve learned over the course of my 35-year career, so that you can more effectively do the work that needs to be done.

How to Overcome the Pain Points of Your CRM

CRM software is a powerful tool when used correctly, yet another obstacle to a sales team’s efficiency when it’s not. Leveraging research and commentary from industry analysts, this eBook explores how your sales team can get back valuable time by overcoming some pain points with your CRM, such as low adoption rates, integrations, and data quality.

5 Must-Hear Conversations About Leadership and Relationship-Building

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Throughout these uncertain times of the pandemic, I’ve been fortunate to bring you conversations with incredible business leaders, authors, and experts through my podcast, The Chief Customer Officer Human Duct Tape Show , and through LinkedIn Live.

Don’t Make Customers Do Extra Work!

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In this week’s Daily Dose video, I share a short video inspired by the lessons of my most recent book, Would You Do That To Your Mother. . The following is a lightly edited transcript of the video below. There’s not much that can give me an immediate stomachache like watching that airport conveyor belt slow down and halt without my bag on it. How about you? Make It Easy to Get Help When Needed. I understand that bags can get lost, but why add pain to misery?

How to Understand and Engage the Outliers in Your Organization

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In my new Daily Dose video series, I explore the topics that chief customer officers must grapple with on a daily basis. Join me as I discuss what I’ve learned over the course of my 35-year career, so that you can more effectively do the work that needs to be done. The following is a lightly edited transcript of the video below. In each episode of my podcast , I ask my guests, “What do you know now that you wish you knew then?”

Turn, Adapt, and Be Human: Tito’s Vodka Shifts from Vodka to Hand Sanitizer

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In each episode of the Daily Dose of OPTIMISM! , I want to share acts of goodness that will drive and will earn both human and financial prosperity, as we work our way out of this. The following is a lightly edited transcript of the video below.

4 Data-Driven Steps To Drive Successful B2B Demand Generation

Fact: Good data lives at the core of every successful B2B demand generation strategy. Without quality data, it’s nearly impossible to identify and segment your target audience and create messaging that speaks to their values and interests. Whether you’re stepping into a new position or you’re new to demand generation, learning the tricks of the trade can be, well, tricky. In this eBook, you’ll discover how to improve your demand generation program—and your bottom line.

Audience Q&A: 5 Questions for Yamini Rangan, Chief Customer Officer of HubSpot

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Recently, I was joined by Yamini Rangan, chief customer officer of Hubspot for a LIVE version of my podcast, the Chief Customer Officer Human Duct Tape Show. Be sure to subscribe here or on your favorite podcast app to get this episode when it comes out later this week.

Build Admirable Acts, Guided by Your Non-Negotiables

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In my Daily Dose video series, I explore the topics that chief customer officers must grapple with on a daily basis. Join me as I discuss what I’ve learned over the course of my 35-year career, so that you can more effectively do the work that needs to be done.

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H is for Heroes and Other Leadership Lessons from Seth Godin

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During this time, I’ve been bringing together leaders who influence us all to share their wisdom in live conversations on LinkedIn and Twitter. Follow me on either platform to find out about my next live broadcast, join us, and ask your questions—we’ll answer them during the broadcast!

TRUSTING Your Team to Do What’s Right: University of Minnesota Bolsters Staff Through Trust

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In each episode of the Daily Dose of OPTIMISM! , I want to share acts of goodness that will drive and will earn both human and financial prosperity, as we work our way out of this. The following is a lightly edited transcript of the video below.

The Modern Customer Success Playbook

The evolution of every high-functioning, effective customer success strategy centers around three C’s: connected experiences, an engaging customer journey, and a culture built on customer-centricity. Satisfaction won’t cut it. Quarterbacking your customers to long-term success and growth is proven to combat churn and transform customer success teams into revenue-drivers. But where do you start? Download the playbook today!

4 Experts Share Their Advice on Cultivating the Well-Being of Your Organization’s Stakeholders

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During this time, I’ve been hosting weekly live conversations on LinkedIn , with C-Suite leaders, authors, and experts in their respective fields. They’ve included influential authors like Seth Godin and CEOs like Leslie Stretch.

In this Time of Coronavirus…Let Goodness in Business Prevail. Human and Financial Prosperity Will Follow.

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In this time of Coronavirus…let goodness prevail, instead of fear. Let kindness and grace be our first instinct. Let trust and respect become translated now into our business lives. These will lead to every kind of prosperity on the other side of this pandemic.

Gracious Giving: Publix Super Markets Offers Rent Relief to Tenants

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In each episode of the Daily Dose of OPTIMISM! , I want to share acts of goodness that will drive and will earn both human and financial prosperity, as we work our way out of this. The following is a lightly edited transcript of the video below.

Rethink How You Do Business to Embed Goodwill: How H-E-B is Helping the Elderly During COVID-19

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In each episode of the Daily Dose of OPTIMISM, I want to share acts of goodness that will drive and will earn both human and financial prosperity, as we work our way out of this. The following is a lightly edited transcript of the video below.

A Proven Guide to Recruiting Passive Candidates

It's a simple, frustrating truth that you can't predict everything when it comes to recruiting for businesses. At some point in your role as a recruiter - perhaps more frequently than not - you'll need to fill a position quickly and you'll look for active recruitment strategies to do it. However, it's not efficient or cost-effective to be in the active recruitment mode all the time. It's important to also invest in building a passive candidate pipeline. Download the guide for tips that can help you build a recruitment strategy that attracts both active and passive candidates for the best possible mix.

Make Customer Experience Development as Important as Product Development

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Today, leaders in just about every industry understand that improving customer experience is essential for ease of customer interactions, reputation management, business efficacy, and overall success. Customer experience is already a core focus for many retailers, but diverse organizations including governmental bureaus , grocery stores , and financial service institutions are implementing CX changes to better accommodate customer needs.

Creating Experience Transformation That Lasts: Why You Must Start with LEGACY

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In my Daily Dose video series, I explore the topics that chief customer officers must grapple with on a daily basis. Join me as I discuss what I’ve learned over the course of my 35-year career, so that you can more effectively do the work that needs to be done.

Grow Through Improving Customer’s Lives: 7 Actions of the Most Admired Companies

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The most admired companies remove practices that might curb the extension of care, or limit employees to act in good conscience. They work to remove boundaries and pressures that prohibit customer-driven decision making.

3 Leadership Behaviors That Prove Your Commitment to Customer-Driven Growth

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As a customer experience leader, you need to have a good understanding of your organization’s culture. The culture is defined by actions, not words. It is consistent behaviors that give people direction on what to “model.” ” It’s decisions made and actions taken that prove that the customer commitment is real and not lip service. It’s easier to gain clarity on what these actions should be if you’ve developed a set of core values.

Top 5 Reasons to Move to the Cloud

Hybrid or 100% cloud? The choice is yours. With comprehensive security, unmatched scalability, cost certainty, and guaranteed reliability, a cloud-based contact center solution will serve your customers 24/7 without the operational headaches and cost issues of an on-premise solution. Download Enghouse's eBook today and learn the top reasons you should move to the cloud!

This is the Time to Weave Humanity Into How Companies Operate and Earn Greater Growth

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We have seen leaders around the world engage personally in the lives of their customers and employees. They have shed the corporate veneer and packaging to listen—really listen to understand people’s worries, concerns and shifting needs.