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 →

Omnichannel Customer Experience: Can Banks & Others Get It Right?

Computer, phone, store or bank branch - people want a seamless customer experience

This week’s podcast highlights some of the take-aways from last week’s Digital Customer Experience Strategies Summit in Chicago, at which I had the honor of being on the first panel of the event. Banks, Telecomms, and B2B Companies Grapple With Omnichannel …Continue Reading →

How Customer Experience Can Help You Survive a Boom and Bust Business Cycle

Riding Out a Boom & Bust Cycle is Not Easy. The 3Ps of Profit Can Help

Wednesday, September 7, 2016, is PeopleShock Launch Day! Yes, the book, PeopleShock: The Path To Profits When Customers Rule, has been available for a while already, but I figured there was no point trying to do the “official” launch during …Continue Reading →

How to Launch a Customer Experience Program in a Big Company

Where to start with your customer experience program?

Customer Experience Program Challenges Big and small companies have different challenges when it comes to implementing a customer experience program, but there are things each can learn from the other. That’s why this podcast and blog range from last week’s …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 →

Do You Love Your Car Dealership? Didn’t think so.

Does your car dealership make you feel cared for?

Last time I went to my car dealership (because I was too lazy to do the switch from winter to summer tires myself), I got really mad. Why? Get your FREE Transcript Now! I had called to book an appointment, chose …Continue Reading →

This guy bought a restaurant with a bad reputation. Then what happened?

Can You Really Do a Restaurant Turnaround When Things are This Bad? It took a lot of guts to buy the failing Wild Wing restaurant franchise in Sherwood Park, Alberta, but Kevin Sembaliuk was convinced he could manage a restaurant turnaround based …Continue Reading →

Why Your Sales Reps Have To Get Better at Cold Calling

Don't be fake when cold calling. It just upsets prospects.

Cold Calling Isn’t Dead?! I wish cold calling were dead. I really do. I don’t like making cold calls and I don’t like being on the receiving end. But according to today’s guest, Mari Anne Vanella, the problem isn’t cold calls; …Continue Reading →

How To Convince 35 Brand Managers To Focus on Customers, Not Brands

Martin Aubut, Digital Director, L'Oreal Canada

It’s Time For Multi-Brand Companies to Focus on Customers Instead of Brands Martin Aubut is the Digital Director at L’Oreal Canada, which owns some 35 brands. When he took the job, he realized that to succeed today, it no longer …Continue Reading →