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Tag Archives: Leadership

{Infographic} Customer Value – Expanding across the 12 Standard Forms of Value

Tweet                                                                                           ________________________________________________________________________ Joseph A. Michelli, Ph.D. is a professional speaker and […]

Customer Value: Expanding Across the 12 Standard Forms of Value

Tweet Great leaders often ask me to help them create “customer value”, while others ask me to help them create “profit.” For me, the only way to generate sustainable profit is by developing a core competency for customer value creation. Chasing profits is a tiring and stressful endeavor – creating value is an innovative and energizing […]

Customer Experience Speaker, Consultant, Author OR…A Robot

Tweet At first, I didn’t have the heart to place my various occupational titles in the search field. I was afraid I’d find I’d already been replaced. However, a wave of courage washed over me and I went boldly into the unknown. Whew…as an author I might be safe with a percentage just less than […]

Looking Beyond the OBVIOUS: Spotting Customer Experience SUBTLETIES

Tweet It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to identify the obvious trend away from brick and mortar in favor of online purchasing. Store closings, layoffs, and predictions of doom haunt many traditional retailers such as the Sears Holding Corporation (parent entity for both Sears and Kmart and an employer of 140,000 people). In a recent SEC […]

{Infographic} Transforming Optimism on Transformation

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{Infographic} A Contrarian View on the United Airlines Customer Nightmare

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A Contrarian View on the United Airlines Customer Nightmare (We all have a role to play)

Tweet I was going to write a blog about all the missteps involved in the United Airlines customer experience disaster. Then I started seeing an “abundance of critics” rushing out of the woodworks – some of whom clearly have never tried to help a company strike a balance between customer needs and profitability. With all […]

Getting More Referrals = Letting People Your Customers Care About Know About Brands That Care About Them

Tweet In last week’s blog, I made a distinction between “likely to recommend” and “actually recommend.” I also suggested that from my vantage point the Net Promoter Score® (which is calculated using a single question about likelihood to recommend) has greater predictive value for customer loyalty (return business and future spend) than it does about […]

When The Customer Is Wrong – Should The Business Be Right?

Tweet In 1909 Harry Gordon Selfridge, the founder of Selfridge’s department store, is credited with saying, “The customer is always right”. Through the years, a number of my colleagues and I have emphasized that the customer is not always right but they are always the customer. I’ve come to believe that in order to be […]

How to Benefit from the Voice of Your Employees {Guest Post}

Tweet Take a moment to think about your business. Think about the day-to-day tasks and the work that gets done. Consider who it is that is doing most of this work, investing their time and energy into bettering your company. In nearly every case, the answer will be your employees. An employee is an invaluable […]