How Investment Management Firm, Allan Gray, Became (& Stays) So Successful

Nomi Bodlani, CX Team Lead at Allan Gray

Investment Management Firm’s Success Starts With Values I just got back from an amazing two weeks in South Africa, where I spoke at the Seamless Africa Conference, interviewed people like today’s podcast guest, Nomi Bodlani from investment management firm, Allan …Continue Reading →

Why Winning Companies Create Simple But Unique Value

Customer Experience Guru, Chip Bell, talks about adding unique value instead of added value.

  In today’s podcast interview, multiple best-selling author, Chip Bell, discusses his new book, Kaleidoscope: Delivering Innovative Service That Sparkles, and the importance of going beyond good customer service to — not great service, but unique value service. In other words, you don’t …Continue Reading →

How To Make Sure An Acquisition Doesn’t Hurt Customer Experience

When you're part of an acquisition, how to you keep customer experience high?

What Impact Will Kaiser Permanente’s Acquisition of GHC Have On Customer Experience? Seattle-based Group Health Cooperative (GHC) has been in business for over 75 years; longer that Kaiser Permanente, which recently acquired it. In today’s podcast interview with GHC’s Customer Experience Designer, …Continue Reading →

Does The Government Really Care About Your Opinions?

Most of us have been in a long government service lineup at some point.

Who hasn’t stood in a lineup trying to access a government service? It’s so easy to bash government service departments, especially when you’ve spent an hour in a lineup only to be told you are missing something and have to start all …Continue Reading →

How Can a Bank Convince Customers It Really IS Different?

When all banks seem the same, how do you convince customers yours is different?

Yeah, sure you’re different from all the other banks. (This is part 2 of my interview with Dave Mowat, CEO of ATB Financial. Click here for Part 1.) ATB Financial, a government owned financial institution with about 5,300 employees and $46 …Continue Reading →

What?! This Bank WANTS its Employees to Break Rules?

Dave Mowat, CEO of ATB Financial, says in this week's interview that sometimes it's a good idea for employees to break rules!

It’s hard to find an industry much more risk averse than banking (especially these days), so it was startling to hear ATB Financial CEO, Dave Mowat, tell me that he’s trying to encourage employees to break rules! The key, obviously, is …Continue Reading →

How to Keep Your Small Business Strong in Times of Crisis

What Would Happen to Your Small Business if You Couldn't Run it Anymore?

Would Your Small Business Survive If You Were Gone? Entrepreneurs and small business owners are often advised to think about what would happen to their business if they were hit by a truck. It’s a horrible thing to contemplate, but that sort of thing …Continue Reading →