Where does customer service begin? Is there a set of rules or specific policies that a company should follow to ensure that each customer receives the best experience? Or does it start by establishing a customer service department that customers can call if they have a problem? Customer service is actually much more. It is …

A quick scan of popular titles in the change management space will give you a range of articles, many aligned around the common theme of managing through change or preparing for change. Periodically, you will find a title or theme focused more on leading through change, but more often than not, these articles and thought …

Never confuse movement with action. – Ernest Hemingway Customers are yearning for better experiences. But what are you doing to design a better experience? How do you know what your customers’ expectations are? What are they trying to achieve? And how well is that going for them? Are you listening to customers? Are you mapping …

CEO’s have been prominent figures in business for as long as they’ve existed, but starting in the 1980’s something else began to happen too. After Hollywood gave us Gordon Gecko and Miranda Priestly, reality seemed to fight back. Inspirational CEO’s like Steve Jobs, Richard Branson, and Vicki Escarra (to name but a few) changed the …

As you read this, two or more people on your marketing team are probably at odds over some question – big or small – about the right way to do their jobs. Maybe it’s the right way to set goals or structure a campaign. Or allocate budget. Or utilize consumer insights. Maybe it’s something as …

There are many things in life that, while ranking high in importance, are lacking enough in urgency that they never quite bubble up to the top of our to-do lists. Dental visits, exercise, healthy eating… the list could go on and on. The key is to stop bowing to the “tyranny of the urgent” and …

As wave after wave of new digital technologies crash down on society, changing the behaviours and expectations of consumers and creating new opportunities to engage audiences, many charities are struggling to keep up. A lack of resources, legacy IT systems, densely layered organisational structures and internal cultures that are traditionally resistant to change are some …

The world is changing faster than ever. Many of the changes are being driven by technology. Automation, robotics and artificial intelligence are helping us to collect and use data more efficiently. The outcome is a more effective way of doing business. In this Digital Age, what does it truly mean to be digital? When we …

Corporations who have not made a commitment to disruption are guaranteed to either join the ranks of Kodak, Borders, and Blockbuster or sputter along as they try to stay profitable. Organisations often lament the dearth of innovative leaders. There is a concern and sometimes fear, a valid fear, that the current pool of talent will …

As business owners, leaders, and managers, giving feedback comes with the territory. However, many see giving feedback as a one-way street.  But if you’re taking this approach and delivering feedback without the opportunity for discussion, you’re missing the boat.  A feedback session should be a conversation. When giving feedback, it’s important to own your message …