Employee Engagement

Are You Glocal?: How to Balance Brand Consistency with Community Connection

Are you GLOCAL? In other words, is your brand consistently recognizable in all your markets while uniquely relevant to each market? I first encountered the terms “glocal” and “glocalization “over a decade ago while working with Howard Schultz (then CEO of Starbucks) and his leadership team. I shared some of my learnings about Starbucks’ “glocalization”…

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Cultivating Passion and Purpose: The Power of Rituals in Business (Infographic)

In this week’s blog, I discussed about increasing ritual in your business. 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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Customer Care vs. Speed of Service: Finding the Right Balance (Infographic)

In this week’s blog, I discussed about increasing personalization in your business. 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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Starbucks – A Guide to Fostering Customer Connection (Infographic)

In this week’s blog, I discussed about maximizing customer connections. 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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Starbucks – A Guide to Fostering Customer Connection

Starbucks, a brand synonymous with coffee, transcended the beverage sector by focusing on product differentiation, customer choice, and a customer experience (CX) brewed for efficiency and enriched human connection. My book, Leading the Starbucks Way, the second of two books I’ve written about the company (the first was The Starbucks Experience), took a deep dive…

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Navigating the Holiday Rush with a Relationship-First Approach (Infographic)

In this week’s blog, I discussed about delivering relationship-first experiences. 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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Thankful Leadership – Why & How to Develop a Grateful Culture (Infographic)

In this week’s blog, I discussed about how to drive a culture of gratitude. 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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Unlocking the Power of Customer Shadowing: A Must-Have Tool for Business Leaders (Infographic)

In this week’s blog, I discussed about how to gain insights from customer observations. 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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How to Wow – Simple Acts That Make A Difference

When it comes to customer experiences, there’s a vast difference between “good” and “wow.” While “good” experiences meet customer expectations, “wow” experiences exceed them. “Wow” requires a business to do more than satisfy customers; it involves surprise, delight, and forging lasting connections. In my book, The New Gold Standard, I expand on what it means…

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Emotional Economics: Crafting Deeper Connections with Those You Serve

Economics isn’t just about numbers. It’s about humans, behaviors, decisions, and emotions. While writing my book Leading the Starbucks Way, I took a deep dive into a branch of economics referred to as “behavioral economics.” Research in this sub-category reveals how emotion profoundly impacts consumer decisions and how emotionality plays a pivotal role in determining…

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