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Playing to Win: How to Think & Act Like Zappos

I started my book about Zappos with a tweet and a question. The tweet read: I saw Winnie the Pooh running through the parking lot. Yes, I work at Zappos! The question was: Zappos, what is Zappos? Here’s the short answer: Zappos is an online shoe and clothing retailer founded in 1999 by Nick Swinmurn…

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Make it Technology-Aided and Human-Powered: Deliver a Flourish of Humanity

Thank you for joining me for this series titled “Make it Technology-Aided and Human-Powered.” This series provides tools to help you position your customer and employee experience for relevance in a COVID-19 and post-COVID-19 world. This is the final installment in this series. In my last post, I focused on creating, at minimum, two customer journeys –…

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Make it Technology-Aided and Human-Powered: Map the Hybrid Journey

Thank you for joining me for this series titled “Make it Technology-Aided and Human-Powered.” This series will provide tools to help you position your customer and employee experience for relevance in a COVID-19 and post-COVID-19 world. This installment is titled “Map the Hybrid Journey.” I now know how my mom felt when I lost my driver’s license…

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Better Than Normal | The Entrepreneurial New Days

This is the sixth and final installment in a series titled “Better Than Normal – Designing Transformative Experiences,” which will provide tools to help you position your employee and customer experience for relevance in a COVID-19 and post-COVID-19 world. Have you ever wanted to have a business do-over? In golf, we call it a mulligan. It’s…

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Better Than Normal | The Listening New Days

This is the fifth installment in a series titled “Better Than Normal – Designing Transformative Experiences,” which will provide tools to help you position your employee and customer experience for relevance in a COVID-19 and post-COVID-19 world. For me, the “old normal” world of business was too often like going to a chamber of commerce or…

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It’s Emotional – Listen to the Feelings Behind the Words

Thank you for joining me on this third installment in my series “It’s Emotional – Creating an Unprecedented Team and Customer Experience in the Pandemic.” This series is designed to offer tools to manage your emotions as well as support the emotional journey of your prospects and customers. A couple of installments back I talked about…

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It’s Emotional – Focus on the Hole

This is the first installment in my series It’s Emotional–Creating an Unprecedented Team and Customer Experience in this Pandemic. This series is designed to offer tools to manage your emotions as well as support the emotional journey of your prospects and customers. This week’s installment is titled Focus on the Hole. I take exception with the…

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Break the Glass – Be Surprisingly Kind

This is the 4th installment in my series Break the Glass, where we are looking at what you can do to maintain a positive human experience in a time of great business disruption. Our focus today is on being surprisingly kind. I was fortunate to be raised by a dad, who routinely mowed neighbor’s lawns every time…

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Leadership and Life Lessons Learned In a Pandemic – My Offer of Service

When lamenting unforeseen and adverse events, my momma Michelli was prone to say, “I would never wish this on anyone, but now that it’s here, what are we to do?” Not surprisingly, during the past week, my mind has searched for “momisms,” “dadisms,” and the wisdom of the ages, to cope with uncertainty like none…

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VUCA, Coronavirus, and Tools for Human Experience Leadership [Infographic]

For years now, I have been equating leadership with managing in a VUCA world. During my work on training development at Mercedes-Benz, the company established a cadence of leadership training modules that focused on managing volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity by first leading oneself, then leading teams, and finally leading the organization. If my team…

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