Customer Value

Owning Peace of Mind – Everyone is Responsible for Customer Calm (Part 1 of 2)

Leadership guru Brian Tracy has been kind enough to endorse several of my books, and I have looked to him for wisdom throughout the years. One of my favorite quotes of Brian’s is, “Set peace of mind as your highest goal, and organize your life around it.” The older I get, the more I value…

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Autonomy and Guidelines – The Art of Front-Line Empowerment (Infographic)

In this week’s blog, I discussed about empowering your 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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Autonomy and Guidelines – The Art of Front-Line Empowerment

Why do people leave employers? An outstanding customer experience professional shared, “I didn’t want to leave the company, but I didn’t have the authority to make things right for customers, and escalated issues didn’t get resolved.” Her experience highlights a significant issue in customer service management: the need for more empowerment for front-line employees. A…

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Lovemark? Infusing your brand with Mystery, Sensuality and Intimacy

Here’s an exercise: try going one day without seeing an advertising message. OK, how about an hour? Marketing messages are ubiquitous, appearing in unexpected places like the bottoms of golf holes. Every business talks to customers, but what makes that chatter banal or brilliant? Introduced by the global advertising network Saatchi & Saatchi in the…

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Southwest Airlines’ Transformative Customer Experience Differentiation: Insights from Bill Tierney VP of Customer & Digital Experience

In today’s rapidly evolving, technology-driven, and human-centered business landscape, the role of customer experience (CX) has never been more critical. Thanks to sponsorship from a leading provider of customer-engagement and technology-aided business process outsourcing (BPO) solutions, iQor, I caught up with Bill Tierney, the Vice President of Customer Experience and Digital Experience at Southwest Airlines—a…

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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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