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5 Lessons from the 2022 CX “Global Gurus” on Future-Facing Customer Experience

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As we head further into 2022, it’s apparent that companies are picking up steam and looking ahead to the future of their experience practices (customer experience, employee experience, and beyond).

Start with Hiring People Who Show Humanity at Work

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A little while after Indra Nooyi was named the CEO of PepsiCo, she traveled home to India to visit her mother. The morning after she arrived, piles of visitors began pouring into her mothers’ home.

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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.

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,

How to Supercharge Your Customer Feedback Strategies with Messaging

When customers communicate with companies, they choose the channel for quickest response, even if it’s not their preferred channel. Read about this disconnect, the preference for human-assisted channels, and how messaging improves customer experience.

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. .

Attract the Right Candidates by Building and Defining a Strong Company Culture: a Netflix Case Study

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Treating customers with dignity and respect starts with treating employees the same way. Employees need to feel it, experience it, and receive it themselves. The beloved companies care for their employees, because they know this internal culture builds trust and inspires great work.

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.

Dare to Rethink What’s Always Been Done: A Case Study in Rethinking the Wait

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Can I please ask: what’s with all the old magazines in waiting rooms? For my whole life (and probably yours), old and dog-eared magazines have been a part of my doctor, dentist and hospital visit experience. Not only are the magazines old, but I also encounter the weirdest assortment.

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.

The Inner Circle Guide to Remote & Hybrid Contact Center Solutions

In this handy guide, learn everything you need to build your ultimate contact center—with no walls and no limitations. Empower your agents to serve your customers better, and from anywhere.

First Direct Bank Decided to Always Be Available: A Case Study

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In today’s instant gratification age, customers expect service to be faster and more responsive than ever. So it may be surprising that a bank that started in the late 1980s is leading the way in the UK.

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.

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.

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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Should Loyalty Metrics Be Reassessed Post-Pandemic?

Two years later, CX pros wonder how the pandemic has changed customer expectations, and how their CX measurements should accommodate these changes. To find the answers we analyzed VOC data from a variety of industries. Download this eBook and learn what we discovered!

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.

Why We Must Do the Customer Math and Practice Leadership Bravery

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I’ve had the great honor of working with Southwest Airlines for many years and spent a lot of time talking to, not only Herb Kelleher, but Colleen Barrett who was the president (now president emerita).

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 Keys to Hiring Customer Service Frontline Reps During COVID-19

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This is a guest post from Niraj Ranjan, CEO & CO-founder of Hiver – a Gmail-centric customer service solution. At Hiver, Niraj is responsible for defining the vision and strategy of the business. With over 1500 customers across 30 countries.

The New Digital Landscape for Next-Gen CX

Boost customer satisfaction across all digital channels with this stat-filled guide, which reveals the key ingredients you need to keep all of your customers satisfied.

Choose to Chat: How to Improve Healthcare Through Conversations with Patients

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Who among us hasn’t wondered at some point if that slew of tests ordered for ourselves or our loved ones was necessary? Or worried about the effect of repeated scans or the cost? Or if we really need that medication?

Embed Trust, Energy and Joy in Work: A Case Study in Empowering Employees

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Have you ever played service roulette? Here’s how it goes: you’ve got a problem, and you call in or chat in, or tweet out the problem. The more urgent the issue, the more direct communication you want.

Always Available, Always Informed Service: How Chewy.com Proves They Care About Your Pet As Much As You Do

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If you have a pet, it’s likely that you have become a “Pet Parent.” Your pet is a member of your family, and you seek out the best of everything for them. Most important, you want smart, knowledgeable people guiding you to the right food and equipment.

The Power of Uniting: A Lesson from the Chino Valley USD Choral Concert

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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. This Daily Dose of OPTIMISM!

How to Make Every Survey a Top Customer Experience!

We’ve all had surveys that we’d rather forget, but surveys are a critical element of your overall customer experience. Download this eBook and get the four key elements of a brand-building survey program. Use these tenets to help your surveys deepen your customer’s relationship with your brand.

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.

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.

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?”

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.

Should Loyalty Metrics be Reassessed Post-Pandemic? And What About NPS?

How has the pandemic changed customer expectations and CX strategies? From several verticals and a wealth of VOC data, we share key insights and examine if NPS has the same predictive power. See how you should adjust your metrics!

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?

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.

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.

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!

How to Design Your VOC Program for CX Success

What kind of reaction do you notice when “voice of the customer” is mentioned at your company? Chances are it conjures up some mix of frustration, anxiety, disappointment, confusion, or avoidance. That’s because today, most companies fail to get a real payoff from their voice of the customer (VOC) investment. Your VOC program needs to be carefully designed; this eBook will guide you with the 4 dimensions for true success. Download the eBook today!

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.