Sad News

I don’t normally share much about my personal life here on the blog, but over the past couple of weeks both my father and my father-in-law died. As a result, I don’t have a podcast episode for you this week …Continue Reading →

How to Change Culture in High-Risk Organizations

Change Culture To Change Outcomes

More people die each year in the US from preventable medical errors than in car accidents. Think of it as 2 or 3 jumbo jets crashing every day. Many of these deaths result from dysfunctional cultures. Today’s guest, Bea Bohm-Meyer, of the Bohm-Meyer …Continue Reading →

Should You Make The Scary Switch To ESOP (Employee Share Ownership)?

Employee Ownership Expert, Dan Ohler, says an ESOP Gets Employees More Engaged & Thinking Bigger Picture

I’ve written before* about the importance of having motivated employees if you want to deliver consistently excellent customer experiences. An ESOP – Employee Share Ownership Plan (or Employee Stock Ownership Plan) – is one way to add motivation. Get your …Continue Reading →

Add People Focus to Your Product Focus for Customer Satisfaction

Time to Shift From a Product Focus to a People Focus? (image courtesy of Steve R, Flickr)

These days even product manufacturers are realizing that they need more of a service orientation if they are to succeed; more of a people focus. Lexmark, a provider of printing and imaging products, software and services with a worldwide staff of …Continue Reading →

Is Customer Journey Mapping A Waste of Your Time?

Customer Journey Mapping: Where's The Customer In All Of This?

Interest in customer journey mapping has skyrocketed in recent years. Today’s podcast interview guest, Ian Williams of UK-based Jericho Consulting, worries that it may just be a fad. That companies are doing it just to say they have, rather than to …Continue Reading →

Is Your Association Really Listening To Its Members? (Member Engagement in 2016)

Are Associations Providing The Member Experiences Their Members Want?

Member Engagement vs Customer Engagement Association staff sometimes look at people who work in companies and think, “They’ve got it easy. They’ve got money to study customer needs and really serve their customers well.” People who work in companies sometimes …Continue Reading →

58 Customer Experience Quotes From 52 Weeks of Podcasts

58 Customer Experience Quotes from the Frank Reactions podcast

Another Inspiring Year of Customer Experience Interviews Check out some of the best quotes, and share them with your friends. Happy New Year! 58 Customer Experience Quotes From 52 Weeks of Podcasting Frank Reactions from Tema Frank Do you have …Continue Reading →

8 Types of People Who Influence Your Business Success

A crowd of influencers

In episode 52 of Frank Reactions I talked about the 1st P in the 3P Profit Formula: Promise. The other two Ps are People and Process. Today we talk about People, and the 8 different categories of people who influence your …Continue Reading →

Can Mindfulness At Work Improve Your Customer Service?

Try A Little More Mindfulness at Work To Make Employees & Customers Happier

Grinch Alert: I’m a skeptic when I hear words like “mindfulness” and “holistic”, especially in the context of business. But today’s podcast guest, Dorota Ulkowska of the Potential Project, has a point when she talks about the benefits of mindfulness at …Continue Reading →

What Customers Really Think About Your Personalization Efforts!

Personalization: Despite what mom said, sometimes it is OK to ask personal questions.

Personalization: More Than a Trendy Word? When I was a little girl, my Mom told me, “We don’t ask personal questions.” I’d already embarrassed her enough by asking in my little high pitched toddler voice whether her hairdresser was a man …Continue Reading →