3 tips to making your voice heard

Recently, a contact whose opinion I value gave me some feedback on my blog. They told me that whilst they liked the narrative style, it felt like sometimes my message got a bit lost in my thoughts.  I really appreciated someone telling me that.  In well over 100 posts, I haven’t really heard what people… Continue reading 3 tips to making your voice heard

A story about how data powers your customer experience

I was trying to engage a colleague in the supposition that the most engaging and addictive customer experiences tend to be the most data driven.  My colleague (an ardent fan of delivering customer delight) looked at me strangely and asked, “surely the best customer experiences are driven through the human interaction with customer success rockstars?”… Continue reading A story about how data powers your customer experience

Are you challenging you people enough – or too much?

I believe that my people are capable of ANYTHING.  No, really, I genuinely  see no limitations to their potential.  It took me years to feel so confident in the team I work with, and I feel proud to be in this head space.  When you believe in your people; you trust them, and their decisions;… Continue reading Are you challenging you people enough – or too much?

Why you need a strategy day

When did you last read you strategy plan?  In fact, when did anyone else recently read your strategy plan?  Is it locked away in a folder, ignored and languishing?  The day job sometimes gets in the way of pausing to think about the bolder ambitions you set out to achieve, and this dramatically slows down… Continue reading Why you need a strategy day

Voice of the Customer: what metrics matter – an update

I’ve recently been thinking a lot about what a fully fledged, effective Voice of the Customer infrastructure should look like.  In previous posts, I’ve highlighted the importance of having a Voice of the Customer (VoC) within any customer or client facing business (let me know if you’d like links), but in essence, my top 5… Continue reading Voice of the Customer: what metrics matter – an update

The importance of setting personal development goals

In a recent appraisal, I was challenged by my boss on setting personal development goals, asking me to articulate what I needed to work on to achieve where I want to reach.  To be honest, this was a bit of a curve ball.  Like many readers, I spend a lot of time focusing on developing… Continue reading The importance of setting personal development goals

6 tips to get your strategy back on track

Many of us will be in the process of carrying out quarterly reviews, checking budgets and revenue progress and making sure we are on track for delivering our 2017 goals and objectives.  At this point in the year, it’s also a great time to check back on your bigger plans, strategy and vision and make… Continue reading 6 tips to get your strategy back on track