One of the most overused words in the English language is also one of the shortest. In the context of Customer Experience, it is extremely likely that this word is regularly used when an unsatisfactory experience is ‘endured’ by a customer. The word NO contains only two letters, yet its meaning can have serious ramifications […]
The ‘burning platform’ Customer Experience misjudgment: Do something about it now before it’s too late!
As the proud owner of a beautiful Victorian house, my wife Naomi and I know full well the challenges that looking after such a valuable, historic asset entail. Built in the late 1800’s, the house has required numerous ‘makeovers’ over the decades to maintain its grandeur. Maintaining it is not easy (or cheap) though. There […]
‘Yes you can!’ – Doing the right thing for customers does not have to be difficult – it is just normal!
For the last three years, anyone who has followed my writing exploits will be fully aware that I am keen on sharing a story or two…or three…or four!! I have always believed that a good story can bring to life any theory and when it comes to the world of Customer Experience, the power of […]
When I became an independent Customer Experience Specialist in 2012, I could scarcely have imagined where my chosen career, my passion, would take me. As of today, I have visited 23 different countries all over the globe – talking about; teaching; consulting; guiding; and sharing thoughts, experiences, knowledge, tools and techniques on the profession that […]
We all know how challenging customer experience management has become these past few years. Now that most customers use a number of disjointed platforms to interact with companies, contact centres face the challenge of building and maintaining a consistent experience across multiple touch points and channels. We live in an age where the power is […]
Lessons in authentic leadership from ao.com: It’s not First Time Resolution – it’s Personal Resolution!
Social media has truly changed our lives in so many ways. For me personally, the last few days have demonstrated how the influence of what we see online has affected the way businesses operate. I had the pleasure of delivering a keynote speech at an event for a financial services company on Thursday. I was invited […]
Unless you have been living in a cave, it will not have escaped your attention that a number of organisations around the world have been introducing a new job title. In fact, they have been doing so for quite some time. Even if your company does not yet have a ‘Chief Customer Officer’ or ‘CCO’ […]
Never rest on your laurels (or your brand name)! How the Waldorf Astoria can serve as a lesson to all!
Doing what I do for a living, I am not easily shocked when I am exposed to unsatisfactory Customer Experiences – either my own, or those that are shared with me. This week, a good friend of mine shared a video clip that almost made me spit out the mouthful of coffee I had just […]
Transformational Leadership – the key to unlocking the competencies of Customer Experience Professionals
If you have followed my writing for a while, you will be very much aware that I am very proud and passionate Customer Experience Professional (CXP). One of a growing number of ‘specialists’ in the newly recognised professional field, this group of skilled, experienced practitioners is growing in number on a weekly basis. Over the […]
I often have to remind myself that I am in a privileged position in my chosen profession. I am privileged because a multitude of organisations welcome me in to their inner sanctum to help them in their quest to become more customer centric. This enables me to continue my path on a never ending journey […]