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 →

Do You Worry About Your Business Being Attacked on Social Media?

Jay Baer, author of Hug Your Haters, says not to worry about being attacked on social media. You can turn it around.

One of the biggest reasons company owners and CEOs want to avoid social media is because they’ve heard horror stories about companies that made little mistakes and then were attacked on social media.   Get your FREE Transcript Now!   …Continue Reading →

A Powerful Model For Better Patient Experience & Healthcare

Happier staff = Happier Patients (photo by Walt Stoneburner, Flickr)

Patient Experience is Often Frustrating for Doctors, Staff & Patients The American, Canadian and European health care systems all have their advantages and drawbacks. I’m not about to wade into an Obamacare debate, but here’s a model being tried in …Continue Reading →

How To Present Market Research So It Will Be Acted On

Market research can help retailers know how to convert more traffic.

Counting how many people enter a store is nothing new in the retail world, but Headcount CEO, Mark Ryski, used to find it frustrating that so many clients weren’t acting on his company’s market research reports. The data he gave them …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 →

This Results Focused Strategy Can Make 2016 Your Company’s Best Year Ever

Focus on Results Not Hours For Greater Profits

How An Old-School Manufacturer Became a Results Only Workplace Dennis Malacek, CEO & President of electronic equipment manufacturer, Dynatronix, transformed his “old school manufacturing facility” to a results-only work environment (ROWE™), and the results have been impressive. For example: One product line’s manufacturing …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 →