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Complexly Simple – Success Can Breed Mediocracy

Do you want to sound smart? Then, tell your friends you read a blog this week about how metathesiophobia is bolstered by accomplishment. In other words, people who are successful often resist change. Most of us suffer from at least a smidge of metathesiophobia (the fear of change). Certain things can help the condition – like…

Want a Free Franchise? A Hypothetical with Real-World Implications

Let’s pretend I gave you a company. Awful nice of me right? Well, maybe not! The company is a chain of video stores. Remember those? If you are old enough to recall the video rental phenomena, the landscape for that industry was dominated by Blockbuster and Hollywood Video, but there were a panoply of local…

What’s Your Signature? The Importance of Defining Brand Moments

When I was asked to do a TEDx talk about a year ago, I keyed in on the message that your brand (be that your individual brand or your corporate brand) is little more than “what people say about you when you are not around.” In keeping with that message, I am excited to be…

Small is the New Big: Customer Experience Excellence One Opportunity at a Time

His name is Adolpho Kamisky and though he is not someone I’d heard about in history classes, he truly is a larger than life hero of World War II. From my vantage point, Adolpho has a lot to teach us about the impact we can have on our team members and customers. Beyond the Stereotype…

Leading with the GOOD: A must have for customer experience success

I am convinced that if you want to offer consistently outstanding customer experiences, you will need to align your organization around a fundamental belief. Namely, that “people are intrinsically good.” Philosophical and Practical Okay, this blog may seem a bit esoteric and in the purview of philosophers, not business leaders. We all know that philosophers,…

United Airlines: Big Data to the Rescue of the Passenger Experience?

It’s hard to believe it has been seven months since United Airlines faced the first of three monumental customer experience debacles. Here’s a walk down that pothole-riddled memory lane: January 22nd all domestic flights were grounded for 2.5 hours due to a problem with a computer system that provides technical information to pilots. February 8th…

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