VUCA, Coronavirus, and Tools for Human Experience Leadership

For years now, I have been equating leadership with managing in a VUCA world. While the acronym VUCA has origins in Warren Bennis and Burt Nanus’ 1985 book titled Leaders – The Strategies for Taking Charge, the first use of the acronym occurred a couple of...

Listening and Leading Customer Experience in Uncertain Times [Infographic]

I'm in the throes of difficult planning sessions with clients as they seek to communicate with and ready themselves to care for their team members and customers in a time of heightened uncertainty associated with the coronavirus. For some clients, these conversations revolve around possible...

Listening and Leading Customer Experience in Uncertain Times

I'm in the throes of difficult planning sessions with clients as they seek to communicate with and ready themselves to care for their team members and customers in a time of heightened uncertainty associated with the coronavirus. For some clients, these conversations revolve around possible...

The Changing World of Customer Experience [Infographic]

I’m convinced the pre-Socratic philosopher, Heraclitus happened upon an enduring truth when he said, “you can’t step into the same river twice.” I heard that quote when I was a freshman in college and it was the same year I’d read the classic book by...

Isn’t It Time for Ecosystem Mapping? | The Changing World of Customer Experience

I’m convinced the pre-Socratic philosopher, Heraclitus happened upon an enduring truth when he said, “you can’t step into the same river twice.” I heard that quote when I was a freshman in college and it was the same year I’d read the classic book by...

Are Customers Getting Smarter than Business Leaders? [Infographic]

I'm a fan of both business leaders and customers. However, of the two groups, it seems that customers are winning when it comes to embracing change. As you look at your business's ability to understand your customers and their journey with you, I welcome the...

Are Customers Getting Smarter than Business Leaders? Hard Truths About Customer Experience!

I'm a fan of both business leaders and customers. However, of the two groups, it seems that customers are winning when it comes to embracing change. For example, the Walker Customers 2020 report compared business customers of 2020 with counterparts from research conducted in 2013....

The Art and Heart of Successful Human Experience Training [Infographic]

If you are one of those amazing people who read last week’s post and reached out in support of our Surprisingly Kind movement - Thank You! If you missed that post, you’ll get the gist soon - as I build on the surprisingly kind theme....

The Art and Heart of Successful Human Experience Training | A Path Infrequently Traveled

If you are one of those amazing people who read last week’s post and reached out in support of our Surprisingly Kind movement - Thank You! If you missed that post, you’ll get the gist soon - as I build on the surprisingly kind theme....

Surprisingly Kind [Infographic] | Starting a Movement for Customer Experience and Beyond

I learned long ago that when multiple forces in the universe point in the same direction, you should probably pay attention. So, this is what has captured my attention these days – it’s a kindness movement. We are calling the movement “surprisingly kind,” and it's...

Being Surprisingly Kind | Starting a Movement for Customer Experience and Beyond

I learned long ago that when multiple forces in the universe point in the same direction, you should probably pay attention. So, this is what has captured my attention these days – it’s a kindness movement. I hope you will read on and participate to...

Everything Matters When It Comes to First Impressions [Infographic]

In my first of two books about Starbucks titled The Starbucks Experience, I posited a customer experience principle I referred to as “everything matters.” That concept prompted an Orlando Sentinel reviewer to offer a tongue in cheek criticism by noting “everything matters - that narrows...

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