Month: October 2017

Where Has All The Loyalty Gone?

“Where Has All The Loyalty Gone? – Long Time Passing” sung to a Peter, Paul and Mary melody A long, long time ago (20 years) in a galaxy far, far away (actually main street USA) customers were basically loyal to brands. For example, my father was a “Ford man” and ne’er a new model launch…

Lead People Not Technology: Interacting to Succeed

Recently an interviewer asked me a frustrating question, “Why are we constantly watching leaders on television who are boastful and self-serving?” My answer, “Because the leaders we see on television in the United States are predominantly politicians. Those politicians, be they Republican or Democrat, often place their political careers above the broader issues of the…

Empathy and Connection: The Not So Secret Weapons for Customer Experience and Life Success

While in Las Vegas last week in the immediate aftermath of one America’s most horrific mass shootings, I was overcome by a myriad of emotions. Beyond obvious and deep sorrow, I was struck by confusion over the intentions of the perpetrator and heartened by the outpouring of genuine compassion and concern of locals and visitors…

The Risk of Excellence: Avoiding Customer Experience Mediocrity

Some years ago, I had the good fortune of working on an article draft with John Timmerman and Curt Coffman. John is currently Executive Director of Digital Transformation at Gallup and Curt has co-authored perennial bestselling books like First Break All the Rules and Culture Eats Strategy for Lunch. The article we worked on together…

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