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Strengthening Teams Through Recognition

For customers to consistently feel understood and appreciated, staff must consistently feel understood and appreciated. While leaders and managers usually intend to listen to and recognize team members, those intentions often get lost amid daily challenges and demands. In the classic book, “The Carrot Principle: How the Best Managers Use Recognition to Engage Their Employees,…

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Navigating Challenges: Lessons from Starbucks’ Recent Performance Miss (Infographic)

In this week’s blog, I discussed about navigating challenges in a customer-centric way. For more information on the topic, please refer to the blog. Otherwise, this infographic visually summarizes the blog’s content. To learn more about our team, please visit josephmichelli.com. To speak to me about your CX journey, please go to josephmichelli.com/contact

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Navigating Challenges: Lessons from Starbucks’ Recent Performance Miss

Starbucks Author and Consultant As someone who worked with Starbucks leadership when Howard Schultz was at the helm and since I’ve authored two books about the company (The Starbucks Experience and Leading the Starbucks Way), I look to the brand for lessons in prosperous and challenging times. This appears to be a season of challenge…

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The Art of pARTnership: Maximizing Win/Wins (Infographic)

In this week’s blog, I discussed about ways to establish and sustain “win/win” partnerships. For more information on the topic, please refer to the blog. Otherwise, this infographic visually summarizes the blog’s content. To learn more about our team, please visit josephmichelli.com. To speak to me about your CX journey, please go to josephmichelli.com/contact  

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It’s Not a Sprint – It’s a Marathon: Balancing/Strengthening/Resting for Peak Performance (Infographic)

In this week’s blog, I discussed about maximizing purposeful rest to drive sustained high performance. For more information on the topic, please refer to the blog. Otherwise, this infographic visually summarizes the blog’s content. To learn more about our team, please visit josephmichelli.com. To speak to me about your CX journey, please go to josephmichelli.com/contact

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It Isn’t “Small” Talk: How to Build Rapport with Customers and Team Members (Infographic)

In this week’s blog, I discussed about building rapport with your customers and team. For more information on the topic, please refer to the blog. Otherwise, this infographic visually summarizes the blog’s content. To learn more about our team, please visit josephmichelli.com. To speak to me about your CX journey, please go to josephmichelli.com/contact

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It Isn’t “Small” Talk: How to Build Rapport with Customers and Team Members

In business and life, “small talk” is an essential skill that produces “big results.” Mastering small talk is crucial for turning everyday interactions into deeper engagement and relationship-building opportunities. As a socially awkward teenager (quite frankly, who wasn’t), mentors taught me that small talk is less about “talking” and more about demonstrating “a genuine interest…

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Turning Customer Disappointments into Delight: Tips for Business Leaders

Imagine arriving at a picturesque resort by a serene lake, eager to explore nature in a canoe. Unfortunately, the resort doesn’t have enough life jackets, even though canoes are available. The difference between a disgruntled customer and a loyal advocate often boils down to how effectively a company anticipates and resolves these types of issues.…

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Driving Customer Loyalty by Zigging When Others Zag

In any organization, large or small, success requires leaders to find a unique way to create value for people through people, process, and technology. Macquarie Technology Group, an Australian company that has done this masterfully, is the focus of my new book: Customer Magic is available in ebook and audiobook format and can be pre-ordered…

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Cultivating a Winning Company Culture: Lessons from an Australian Trailblazer

Company culture is an invisible but powerful force that either draws people in or drives them away. For entrepreneurs, business owners, and managers, understanding how to build and maintain a thriving company culture is fundamental to attracting and retaining top talent, as well as engaging customers. Lets explore insights from Macquarie Technology Group, a company…

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