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Leadership behaviors required to create a customer-focused culture

Vonage

Leadership has to be focused on the strategies that will have a lasting impact on the customer-focused culture. Keep purpose on your agenda, bring it to each meeting and incorporate it into decisions that affect the team, the customer and your bottom line. To be truly customer focused, arm your team with skills that put the customer first. Train employees on the task and technology required to serve customers responsively and quickly.

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5 Ways to Instill Customer Focused Values Throughout your Organization

Experience Investigators by 360Connext

Customer Experience Leaders Have a Global Customer Focus. Even after over a decade of helping small and large businesses alike, I still meet leaders who believe that Customer Experience is just about so much call-center scripts or proper protocol around customer complaints.

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Customer Focus Competency Recipe Cards In Action

Customer Bliss

It’s called The Human Duct Tape Show because CCO work often is akin to being a form of human duct tape — and if you want really actionable insights and plans in terms of how people broke down silos and stitched together cross-functionality in the name of the customer in huge companies, those episodes all have some great examples. What are the customer focus competency recipe cards and what are they based on? They are: Customers as assets.

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5 Ways to Instill Customer Focused Values Throughout your Organization

Experience Investigators by 360Connext

Customer experience is about so much more than call-center scripts or proper protocol around customer complaints. The best companies, the ones we know as customer experience leaders, adopt a customer focused view to everything. Silos make understanding the customer journey that much harder. Here are five ways to encourage your organization to become more focused on what matters – the customer. Happy Customer Experience Day!

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What Does It Take To Be A Customer Focused Organization?

Experience Investigators by 360Connext

As business owners, we want to believe if we INTEND to have a customer-focused organization, we will! It’s organic – we just ARE customer focused. Consider the ways growth and scale as an organization can threaten the focus on the customer. The business owner, the very one who said THIS would be a customer focused organization, has lost touch. Culture supporting a customer focused organization includes: Playfulness.

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5 Decision-Making Styles Of Customer-Focused CEOs

Customer Bliss

We’ve talked before on this blog about the need to be a customer-focused CEO. But since CEOs are often the major decision-maker within an organization, it’s important to understand the decision-making styles of customer-focused CEOs. This behavior is a hallmark of CEOs obsessed with building customer-driven growth. How work is prioritized and understood comes from this clarity about the singular purpose, which is improving the lives of customers.

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Customer Centric Leadership: Are You Investing in the Organisational “Ecosystem” or Your Personal “Egosystem”?

ijgolding

The question was a precursor to defining why Customer Experience needs good, strong leadership. This month, I want to ask three connected but altogether different questions: What do you do if the organisation you work for or with does NOT have strong customer focused leadership? How can a CEO become a stronger customer focused leader, assuming he or she realises the need and is willing to try? Customer Experience is a fact-based methodology.

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5 Silent Issues that Destroy Customer-Focused Innovation

Experience Investigators by 360Connext

Co-creation sessions, customer journey workshops and customer-focused innovation summits can sound so sexy and intriguing. We envision a group working cohesively, rolling up their collective sleeves to create an improved customer-centric culture and earn long-term loyalty from customers. Customer experience is the most fun when we find those important a-ha moments.

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Carolyn McCall, CEO, Easyjet – An Example of a Courageous Customer Focused Leader

ijgolding

Although I do not intentionally seek out experiences that fail to meet my expectations, on the occasion where I have an experience that really ‘irks’ me in some way, I feel that it is necessary to let the person ultimately accountable for Customer Experience understand my pain (metaphorically speaking of course!). I am no more educated that the next man or woman – nor am I the global expert on Customer Experience. Accumulating expertise in customer centricity.

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Leaving a Leadership Legacy

Michelli Experience

Whenever I consider offering customer experience consulting services for a prospective business client, I interview senior leadership and ask a lot of questions that get at motivation and their perceived purpose for the potential partnership. In the context of my “goodness of fit” interview, I now ask questions like: How do you wish to significantly impact the life of your people and customers? How will you define employee engagement and customer experience success?

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5 Habits of Highly Customer Focused Companies

CSM Magazine

In the quest to improve the customer experience and customer loyalty, it is helpful to consider the ‘cultural habits’ of successful service organizations, such as: Disney, Apple, Southwest Airlines, Wegmans, Nordstrom, and Amazon. Habit #1: Delivering a great customer experience is a way of doing business – it’s not just a program. Amazon put a stake in the ground by announcing its hope to be the world’s most customer-centered company.

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How to Lead CX Transformation in a Customer-Focused Tech Organization

Customer Bliss

You need a plan and you need to take baby steps,” said Sue Martin Homes , Global VP of Customer Service at Newegg , the leading tech-focused e-retailer in North America. In today’s lively chat with Sue, we talk about her customer service experience and leadership that paved the way for her success in transforming the CX culture at Newegg, a multi-billion dollar company that has been customer-focused since its inception. “You can’t change Rome in a day.

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3 Ways Bill Creelman Practices Customer-Centric Leadership

Blake Morgan

That question was the driving force behind Spindrift, a sparkling beverage focused on ingredient simplicity and transparency. . That customer-first mindset is at the core of Spindrift, from the products that are created to the messages that are shared. .

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Six differences between customer-focused companies and operations-focused companies

Vonage

Many companies that claim to offer good customer service in reality are grounded in an operations’ mentality with rules and policies that allow for little flexibility, preventing them from rising above anything more than average or satisfactory. The companies that really understand customer service have a different focus. Their hiring and training is focused on customer service, and they truly deliver it.

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Leadership Sets the Tone of the Culture

ShepHyken

As part of his onboarding process, Bob was put through customer service training. He learned about how to treat the company’s customers with dignity and respect. Leadership came in and talked about how important it was to deliver a great customer experience to what they referred to as one of their most valuable assets: their customers. He began to lose respect for his leadership. Leadership sets the tone.

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The 3 Big Old Secrets Of Accountable Leadership

Customer Bliss

I talked a bit about this in my book Chief Customer Officer 2.0 , but when discussing the idea of accountable leadership in terms of developing a customer-first, customer-obsessed culture, it all comes down to three major themes (which can further be broken down into a series of actions). Let’s address the higher-order themes first, then we’ll go into depth about how they lead you towards accountable leadership.

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4 Steps To A Customer Focused Company Culture

Help.com

A customer-centered company culture is overwhelmingly resistant to being knocked off by your competition. Or consider Isadore Sharp’s Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, regarded as one of the top five companies in any industry for service, after having innovated and thrived through many different eras and trends of customer service. But the one idea that our customers value the most cannot be copied: the consistent quality of our exceptional service.

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The 5 Customer Leadership Competencies Every CCO Must Embrace

Experience Investigators by 360Connext

I had the pleasure of reading Jeanne Bliss’s new book, Chief Customer Officer 2.0 , and can’t wait to tell you why you should read it! Jeanne Bliss was one of the original Chief Customer Officers, and has held titles like that for companies including Land’s End and Allstate. For more than twenty years, she has helped organizational leadership recognize the importance of customer-focused initiatives in ways that directly impact the business results.

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Transformational Leadership – the key to unlocking the competencies of Customer Experience Professionals

ijgolding

If you have followed my writing for a while, you will be very much aware that I am very proud and passionate Customer Experience Professional (CXP). You must absolutely believe that enabling an organisation to be more customer centric is the ‘right thing to do’ – right for the customer; right for the employee; and right for the shareholder. Not only that, the Customer Experience is not the responsibility of a CXP – it is the responsibility of the WHOLE ORGANISATION.

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12 Steps to a Customer-Focused Culture

CSM Magazine

More and more companies are recognizing just how important a deliberate and intentional customer-focused culture is, but few companies do it well. Make customer service a key priority. Involve Your Customers: No one knows what your customers want better than your customers. Engage Your Team: Your team understands your customers and how to deliver the service they want. Be Customer-Focused: Put your customer needs ahead of your own.

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On Self, The Customer & Leadership Blog, and Cultivating Loyalty With Employees, Partners, and Customers

Maz Iqbal

… Continue reading "On Self, The Customer & Leadership Blog, and Cultivating Loyalty With Employees, Partners, and Customers". Customer Loyalty Employee Engagement Leadership / Change / Transformation Uncategorized customer centricity customer focus customer loyalty employee loyalty leadership loyalty Maz Iqbal The Customer & Leadership Blog The Old Man & The Sea

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Shift to a Customer-Focused Gear: Top 4 Benefits and How to Get Started

Truthlab

Reading Time: 3 minutes One of the common, early missteps companies make when they try to re-focus an organization toward supporting CX goals is a failure to adopt the customer perspective. Companies that succeed in providing the highest value customer experience do so by transforming their company from […]. The post Shift to a Customer-Focused Gear: Top 4 Benefits and How to Get Started appeared first on truthlab. Customer Experience Ideas Leadership

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Role model customer centric leadership: why I am a huge fan of Jeff Bezos!

ijgolding

Jack Welch believed in people – employees AND customers. Although I have never met him, or worked for his company, perhaps my biggest business hero of all – especially from a customer experience perspective, is the founder of Amazon, Jeff Bezos. Creating one of the most customer centric brands on the planet is obviously a major reason why. If you’re competitor-focused, you have to wait until there is a competitor doing something.

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CCO Survival Skill: Creating a United Leadership Team

Customer Bliss

United leadership is important. I’ve been doing this type of work since 1983 (wow), and united leadership — which I regularly call one-company leadership in my books, speeches, and my five competencies — is as important as anything else. (If I’ve been honored to do 13 episodes of my customer experience podcast so far, and in each episode, I talk with the guest about these ideas. United Leadership: Necessary to move from talk to action.

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Are you Inside-Out or Outside-In? Designing a Customer-Focused Process

Beyond Philosophy

An organization’s process tells me a great deal about how Customer-centric they are. Is the process designed for the good of the Customer or was it designed for the good of the company? In my experience, the latter is more likely than the former, leaving most organizations with a process lacking a customer focus. The Naive to Natural assessment looks at nine areas of a company to determine how Customer centric the organization is with their Customer Experience.

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Growing Leadership Listening Skills With 6 CX Recipes

Customer Bliss

Optimizing customer feedback is one of the most straightforward ways to gain momentum for customer focus. You only need to engage active leadership listening and direct the organization to hear your customers’ stories. Leadership will be able to understand customers’ lives with a connection to customer behavior and growth, as well as to the data. Leadership Listening Recipes. Establish a “Be Our Customer” immersion process.

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Cultivating a Customer-Focused Culture

Brad Cleveland

The culture of doing the daily hard work to focus on what’s best for customers. What do organizations with the most engaged employees and customer-focused cultures have in common? Here is a Lynda.com video from the course Customer Service Leadership that describes seven principles that I’ve seen stand out. Cultivating … Call Center Contact Center Customer Service Leadership Organization and Culture Brad Cleveland leadership Lynda.com

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Cultivating a Customer-Focused Culture

Brad Cleveland

The culture of doing the daily hard work to focus on what’s best for customers. What do organizations with the most engaged employees and customer-focused cultures have in common? Here is a Lynda.com video from the course Customer Service Leadership that describes seven principles that I’ve seen stand out. Cultivating … Call Center Contact Center Customer Service Leadership Organization and Culture Brad Cleveland leadership Lynda.com

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HOW DHL BECAME MORE CUSTOMER-FOCUSED, WITH CCO SCOTT ALLISON

Customer Bliss

How does a logistics company shift its gears to become more customer-focused? In today’s episode, Scott Allison , the Chief Customer Officer of DHL ’s supply chain, shares some strategies and tactics around communicating the brand’s message, telling the customer story, and improving employee and customer experience. Tell the Customer Story. He shares that he wanted to know what customers and employees thought was going well from the customer perspective.

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The Customer Minute! The simple way to get ‘Customer’ on to your agenda

ijgolding

Team meetings; leadership meetings; board meetings (or should I say bored meetings); entire company meetings. So what have these ramblings got to do with Customer Experience? When considering what this has to do with Customer Experience, try to identify where ‘customer’ comes on that agenda? In fact, I argue (based on my conversation with CX practitioners all over the world), that all too often, the customer is not on the agenda AT ALL!

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Bad Customer Service Isn’t the Problem. A Bad Culture Is the Problem

Shep Hyken

More and more people are complaining about bad customer service. The demand for better service continues to grow, as evidenced in our customer experience research (2022 Achieving Customer Amazement study sponsored by Amazon Web Services).

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Purpose-Driven Leadership For Superior Customer Service

Micah Solomon

The author, Micah Solomon, is an author, consultant, influencer, keynote speaker, and trainer in customer service, customer experience, customer service culture, and hospitality. The standard level of customer service at most modern companies is reactive. Reactive service isn’t the worst thing in the world (it’s a lot better than negative service), but it’s not an effective way to create loyal customers. [Originally published in Forbes.com.

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The Boss Can Kill the Customer Service Buzz

ShepHyken

First, we all have two responsibilities: do the job we were hired to do and also take care of the customer. I may have been a cashier, but I also knew that my job, beyond collecting money, was to take care of my customers. Second, a boss can kill the customer service buzz.

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Culture is Contagious

ShepHyken

We were discussing how important it is to “bake” customer service into the culture. It’s leadership’s job to define the customer service vision, ensure it’s communicated, and be the role models demonstrating how customers and employees are to be treated.

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10 Sales Coaching Articles Your Sales Leadership Needs to Read

Integrity Solutions

In this feature contribution to Forbes , Mike Esterday offers advice for how to prepare your customer-focused teams to deal with a dramatically changed marketplace and customer behavior. Understanding Human Behavior Styles Can Improve Sales, Coaching and Leadership.

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Guest Post: 4 Ways to Transform Customer Experience While Growing Rapidly

Shep Hyken

This week we feature an article by Dan Martin, Chief Executive Officer of Xpress Global Systems , an organization focused on innovation, efficiency, and scalability of shipping and distribution of flooring products. Happy Enabled Employees = Happy Customers. Voice of Customer.

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Amazing Business Radio: Vibhas Ratanjee

ShepHyken

Emotional Engagement and Customer Centricity. How to Drive Customer and Employee Engagement for a Better Customer Experience. They discuss strategies for building customer centricity and emotional engagement. That means spending time on the frontlines of customer service.

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Get to Know Your Customer Day

Hyken

It’s been years since I’ve written about Get to Know Your Customer Day. Get to Know Your Customer Day happens four times a year, on the third Thursday of each quarter, so they are held in January, April, July, and October. Focus on Feedback. Conduct a Focus Group.

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Senior Leadership Can Be Positive CX Role Models for the Workforce

Verint

Organizations are increasingly realizing the critical role that customer experience plays in long-term success. Loyal customers are born from great customer experiences—once your organization can consistently and efficiently meet your customers’ needs, you become the first choice. One way to demonstrate the importance of the customer experience is having senior leadership set the tone.

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John Paul expands leadership in APAC

John Paul

The company, which provides high-end concierge services as part of customer and employee loyalty programs for corporate clients, announces today it has appointed Andrew Quake to lead the Group’s organization as the CEO of APAC. Accor is investing heavily in John Paul by expanding its senior executive leadership team with the latest hiring of the CEO of APAC and has full confidence in the growth strategy of John Paul.