Creating a coaching culture

If you wants to deliver a differentiated service to mark you out from the competition, the first place to look is within your existing team.  Your best  people deliver your values and behaviours in their customer interactions, but from a line manager’s perspective, it’s not easy to bring these aspects to life in brief weekly… Continue reading Creating a coaching culture

Is your purpose clear to your customer?

It never ceases to amaze me – businesses new and old, big and small seem to loose sight of why they are here. From the smallest and most humble beginnings, there was a really relevant and specific reason why every company was created. And for those that are successful, that purpose, that raison d’être was meaningful enough… Continue reading Is your purpose clear to your customer?

What year end messages should you be sharing with your teams?

As the year draws to a close, it’s always a good time to reflect.  The end of another year and the imminent start of the next is a perpetual cycle, and there’s certain things that you should be doing with your team.  The end of the year for me drives 4 key actions: remember, reflect, plan,… Continue reading What year end messages should you be sharing with your teams?

4 techniques to motivate your people

Those amongst us who are wise have started planning for 2018, and the various deliverables we need to achieve, I was reflecting on how best to drive motivation with my team.  As with any experienced manager, I have a few tools in the armoury to help me and the team achieve what I know we… Continue reading 4 techniques to motivate your people

Handling a boss situation!

This week’s blog is about the sensitive subject of challenging bosses. We all have, at some point in our career had a boss who doesn’t listen, or even worse, thinks they listen but really doesn’t. I’m going to share 3 scenarios from my own experience, and advice on how to handle this – and I… Continue reading Handling a boss situation!

CX Learnings from Wine Tasting in Napa Valley

On a recent holiday to California, my wonderful friends in LA had organised a few days of wine tasting in the Napa Valley.  I’d previously only done wine-tasting (at vineyards) in Europe, so as well as a great opportunity to compare “old world wines” with “new world wines“, I thought I’d share what I learned… Continue reading CX Learnings from Wine Tasting in Napa Valley

Why customer success is NOT the new “customer service”

A well intentioned colleague recently referred to customer success as “the new customer service” in an attempt to show that customer delivery has moved on.  The sentiment is right, but the message is wrong – customer success is SO MUCH more than a better version of customer service.  It’s not just a team, it’s a… Continue reading Why customer success is NOT the new “customer service”