4 tips on getting over a negative work situation

Everyone has faced / will face many hurdles and challenges in life – work, home, love life. It’s part of growing up, and becoming who we are.  Dealing with work challenges can be really tough, as we often feel the need to hide our true feeling as we work through the change.  Having recently faced… Continue reading 4 tips on getting over a negative work situation

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

How to make a workshop really work

We’ve recently been through a really busy period at work – it’s a time when it’s all hands to the pump to get the job done; requiring lots of planning, flexibility, team commitment and thinking on your feet.  It’s very easy after such a busy period to sit back and sigh with relief.  But whilst… Continue reading How to make a workshop really work

The curious tale of “nana’s diary”

On a recent visit to a business, I came across a very strange practice.  I met a bunch of dynamic, bright and articulate people, working really hard to deliver a great service to customers.  They are well respected and very efficient at what they do, they have relatively clear processes and  a solid understanding of their… Continue reading The curious tale of “nana’s diary”