Differentiation

When It Comes To Customers, No Bad News Can Be Terrible News

During a recent consulting engagement, a senior leader posed a question that took me aback: “Should we be asking for complaints?” The ensuing discussion with the leader’s team was enlightening and reaffirmed some essential truths about customer feedback. Understanding the Value of Complaints Here are a few dynamics about customer feedback that emerged from our discussion:…

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The Art of “Otherness”: How Authentic Leadership Wins the Customer & Employee Vote (Infographic)

In this week’s blog, I discussed about winning the vote of your team members and customers and ensuring their trust and loyalty. 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…

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The Power of Metrics: Knowing Beyond Subjectivity

“How do you know?” – a question I often ask as a consultant that carries immense value for business leaders. Quantifiable metrics are critical to continuous improvement, especially when it comes to understanding employee engagement levels or assessing customer loyalty. Imagine being asked to grade the quality of experiences you deliver to your core customer…

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Why You Must Overcome Continuous Partial Attention & How to Do It!

Former Apple & Microsoft executive Linda Stone coined the term “continuous partial attention” to describe repeatedly splitting attention between multiple sources. Most of us think of this as multi-tasking. In the context of serving customers, “continuous partial attention” is a growing challenge for service professionals – mainly thanks to electronic devices. You’ve likely received subpar service…

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Cornerstones of Effective Customer Service: Emotional Intelligence and Conflict Management (Infographic)

In this week’s blog, I discussed about de-escalating conflict and driving emotional intelligence. 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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Why All Business is Personal: Keys to Humanizing Business Success (Infographic)

In this week’s blog, I discussed about humanizing the experiences you deliver. 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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VUCA and YOU – How to Thrive in Complex Times

Third in a Series This four-part series addresses strategies for managing the challenges of living in and leading through VUCA (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, and Ambiguity). If you missed the first installment (which puts VUCA in a historical context and offers strategies for managing the V in VUCA – Volatility), you can find it here. The…

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VUCA and YOU – How to Lead in Uncertain Times

Second in a Series This four-part series addresses strategies for managing the challenges of living in and leading through VUCA (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, and Ambiguity). If you missed the first installment (which puts VUCA in a historical context and offers strategies for managing the V in VUCA – Volatility), you can find it here. This…

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What is VUCA & How do YOU Thrive in Volatile Times? (Infographic)

In this week’s blog, I discussed about ways to emerge stronger when faced with Volatilty. 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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Employees Aren’t Happy – Here are 5 Ways to Reverse the Trend

Gallup recently released its 2023 US Employee Engagement results. How do I say this delicately? They aren’t good. After a decade of rising employee satisfaction and emotional engagement, the last two years have shown marked declines. I think of employee engagement this way: Highly engaged team members are like owners. They demonstrate extra discretionary effort…

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