How To Deal With Customers Who AREN’T Always Right

The Customer Isn't always right!

If you’ve ever worked in customer service, there’s a good chance you’ve had to deal with cranky, unreasonable, lying (or at least, exaggerating) customers. It can be sooooo frustrating! And yet, we keep preaching that our front line staff have to …Continue Reading →

Is it Time for a Revolution in The Workplace?

Time to wisen up about our workplaces. The old rules aren't working.

The way we’ve been running our workplaces is broken. Companies that aren’t willing to make radical changes are going to die, says David Burkus, author of the book, Under New Management, in today’s podcast interview. As Chuck Blakeman pointed out in our …Continue Reading →

Can a Bank Make You Fall in Love? This One’s Trying!

This Bank Want's To Connect at an Emotional Level With Customers (photo by Franck Mahon, Flickr)

OK, so to most of us the words “love” and “bank” don’t seem to go together, but when ATB Financial decided to research the emotions people had about their financial institutions, it asked them to write either a love letter …Continue Reading →

Does Employee Happiness Really Matter?

Employee happiness doesn't have to come from unrelated fun. (Photo by Al Abut on Flickr)

Entrepreneur Dan Lok comes across as a high-energy, high-hype salesman type. So I had two surprises in store for me when I interviewed him: Despite his controversial statements, such as saying it’s a myth that employee happiness key, we actually agree on …Continue Reading →