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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. .

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.

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Three Lessons From Leaders on Adapting During the Pandemic

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Over the past few months, I’ve been hosting live interviews with a range of C-Suite leaders on my LinkedIn and Twitter.

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 Is Patient Engagement Important? | Frontline Group

There are 5 critical opportunities to unlock the full power of patient engagement, which can improve your patient retention, as well as improving their health outcomes. In this eBook you will learn about: What Is Patient Engagement? How Does Patient Engagement Improve Outcomes? Why Is It Important to Include Patients in Their Care? What Are Patient Engagement Tools? What is Patient Engagement technology? Download Now this informational resource and start using a patient engagement platform to give yourself as a Provider higher satisfaction scores.

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? So I want to share my thoughts on six key ways in which we should continue to listen to and communicate with our customers—and our teams. Shift from Validating to Understanding.

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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. And these employees and customers talk about three things: Did you do what you said you were going to do? Did you improve my life? And how did you make me feel as a result of doing that? That’s really forcing us to focus as leaders on experience now.

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. Recognize that, at the end of the day, we are all here to grow our business—and that’s what your C-Suite cares about. Leaders should do the following three things when you take on the responsibilities of a chief customer officer or head of customer experience. Create One Version of the Truth.

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?”

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.

How Call Lifecycle Details Help Increase Customer Satisfaction

Do you want to better understand what your customers are experiencing on calls? Does your call center software lack key information, even if calls are recorded? Download this eBook now to learn how to gain insights on all your calls to increase your customer satisfaction!

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.

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.

Looking Ahead: the State of Customer Experience

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In lieu of alieu of a regular Daily Dose video, I want to share with you an excerpt from an interview I did last year with my good friend Laura Ortman—chief customer officer of Equinix —in which we discussed a wide range of topics including the future of customer experience, our role as customer experience leaders, and the experiences of women in leadership. . The following is a lightly edited transcript of the video below. What’s the State of Customer Experience?

Build Your Customer-First Foundation, Align Your Team, and Unite the C-Suite with Data-Backed Insights

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As many of us continue to work from home and shift working styles due to the pandemic, I’ve been interviewing practitioners and thought leaders about how we can adapt and continue to show up as our best selves in our roles. To that end, I want to share with you my recent interview with Camille Harrison , the SVP & COO of Guidewell Commercial Market, and Guidewell Innovation. Guidewell is the parent company of Florida Blue.

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6 Ways to Secure (More Of) a Budget for Your Customer Education Program

Whether you’re looking to kickstart or expand your customer education program, you need access to a budget. Learn how you can demonstrate the positive ROI of customer training and make the case for securing a larger budget in our latest eBook!

3 Leaders Share How We Can Use Our Power As Individuals to Create Meaningful Change

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Have you been keeping up with me on my LinkedIn Live conversations? If not, what are you waiting for? As many of us continue to work from home and shift working styles due to the pandemic, I’ve been interviewing practitioners and thought leaders about how we can adapt and continue to show up as our best selves in our roles.

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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. They learn about the person whose actions will define who they are as people to customers, partners and the marketplace.

3 Downloadable Resources to Help You Earn Customer-Driven Growth

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Are you doing all that you can to help your company earn customer-driven growth? The key word here, is, earn. You can earn customer growth by anticipating their needs, extending patience, and showing respect at all times. This is a topic I address in my latest book, Would You Do That To Your Mother? My goal with the book is to help you focus your decision making and actions on what matters most so you can inspire new behaviors inside of your company.

Introducing The Optimism Report: Highlighting Grand Acts of Humanity

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Today, I’m introducing something new that I’m calling The Optimism Report. Because in this time that’s impacting all of our lives around the world, what we are seeing our grand acts of humanity, not only in business, but across the world with every kind of person. So what I want to share with you are acts of goodness that will drive and will earn both human and financial prosperity, as we work our way out of this. Addressing Employee Welfare Through Your Business Decisions.

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The Connected Journey: Developing your Empathy to Strengthen Strategies for Customer Relations

Speaker: Esther Kieft, Delivery Manager (Group Technology) at Domino's Pizza Enterprises

It is well known that empathy is a key ingredient in creating lovable products, yet not all products offer the best customer experience. From meeting stringent deadlines to insufficient resources being available to carry out customer research, there is a range of reasons why customer empathy could be missing in product development. Join Esther Kieft, as she breaks down using empathy at a distance to evaluate the problems that customers are experiencing during this global health crisis.

The State of Customer Experience: 3 Important Stats You Need to Know

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Imagine a baby boomer, a Gen X’er, a Millennial, and a Gen Z’er walk into a bar. Sounds like the start of a joke, right? But think about it. How did they each choose the bar? Are they at the same place? What did they order? And if you were to ask them about their experience afterward, how would they answer? Their responses would be vastly different. In today’s digital age, never before have consumer journeys and expectations been so diverse.

Develop and Commit to a Set of Core Values to Elevate Customer Experience

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Last month, Forrester released a new report, “ Predictions 2018: The Crisis Of Trust And How Smart Brands Will Shape CX In Response, ” and it was a great read – it confirmed many of the things that myself and other CX experts alike have been touting for years. There’s an increased focus on customer experience these days, and many companies are just beginning to implement a customer experience process.

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. During our 45 minutes together, Yamini shared insights into her path as a perennial CCO and she answered audience questions about how she’s putting her experiences and her ability for pattern recognition to work.

Earn Positive Survey Results! Don’t Beg for Survey Scores

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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. “Thank you for watching this video. After it’s played, you will receive a survey and I really need you to give me a ten. Anything less is not passing and I won’t get paid.” ” Does that sound familiar to you?

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The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

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. Today’s video is an excerpt from my online course , inspired by my book, Would You Do That To Your Mother? Click here to learn more about the course and enroll. . The following is a lightly edited transcript of the video below.

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. Today, I love this idea and this ability that organizations are finding a way to repurpose—almost on a dime. Tito’s Handmade Vodka , in fact, is making 24 tons of hand sanitizer instead of vodka. Recognize What’s Important and Adapt.

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. These individuals have all had insightful advice and anecdotes to help us think through how to approach current business models and future ones, given how rapidly things are changing in the world.

Hire People with the Ability to Care: A #MakeMomProud Case Study

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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. Today’s video is an excerpt from my online course , inspired by my book, Would You Do That To Your Mother? Click here to learn more about the course and enroll. . The following is a lightly edited transcript of the video.

Community: Executives, Take Note!

Speaker: Carrie Melissa Jones, Erica Kuhl and Holly Firestone

While organizations have been using communities for many years, it is only in the last few that executives have started to see the value that a community can offer. But now, in 2021, many executives have finally started to view community structures as a new governance model for the entire organization rather than a stand-alone initiative. Join us on January 27 at 12 PM ET for a webinar exploring Chapter 2 of our 2021 Community Predictions eBook.

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. In today’s “Daily Dose,” I want to talk to you about the wonderful gestures that so many companies are making on behalf of their employees.

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. These conversations span across a range of industries but tend to have an overarching theme that comes back to the importance of leadership bravery.

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. The following is a lightly edited transcript of the video below. For the previous video about this topic, click here to read the transcript and access the video.

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How Exemplis Commits to Company Culture and CX Improvement

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“The caliber of the team here is remarkable, and I’ve never seen anything like it. So, that was the reason why I decided to join them. Now it’s been a little under two years, and I still feel the same way,” says Aurelia Pollet , the Vice President of Customer Experience at Exemplis. Exemplis is a B2B2C, which makes custom chairs and lounges for offices. .

Your Guide to Boosting ROI Through Customer Support

Today’s most successful brands understand how great customer support can grow their bottom line. Having provided outsourced customer support to some of the world’s top brands, we know what works, and now we’re sharing that with you.

The 5-Step Guide for Customer and Culture Transformation: Your “Would You Do That To Your Mother” Reading Experience

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As you may know, I’ve just released a new book, Would You Do That To Your Mother? The Make Mom Proud Standard for How to Treat Your Customers – and I’m excited to show you the inside of the book and its components in the video below. I specifically designed this book to be a series of toolkits for you and your team to use while transforming your company’s customer experience.