Human beings tend to move in the direction of what they talk about. So, leader, let’s stop talking about “what’s wrong” with “these kids today” and start talking about what’s right. If you’re on my list I know you care about creating great customer experiences and nourishing the kind of culture that promotes them. I encourage you to make your own “What’s right” list.

Young People Today

As I do frequently, I recently spoke at a meeting of top execs who are looking to create thriving companies. Once again, (really?) the topic of managing young people today, AKA Millennials, came up, as it’s done for at least a dozen years. I’m still hearing some of the same things now that I heard…

While usually you won’t see me speak in “don’ts” rather than “do’s,” today I’m breaking my own rules to share this list of 10 things you DO NOT want to do to your staff – especially if they happen to be millennials!

Don’t Do These 10 Things – especially to Millennials

While usually you won’t see me speak in “don’ts” rather than “do’s,” today I’m breaking my own rules to share this list of 10 things you DO NOT want to do to your staff – especially if they happen to be millennials!   Don’t point out their weaknesses.  It’s not your job to “fix” your…

All over the world people will be hosting Positive Flash Mobs, and posting pictures to social media. They will be sharing how they will be celebrating happiness, they’ll be taking challenges and doing kind acts for others. Oh and so much more.

Celebrate Happiness at Work

          Celebrate Happiness at Work! Next Monday is International Happiness Day. Yes really. In 2012, the United Nations (UN) declared March 20 to be observed as the International Day of Happiness. Its aim is to recognize that happiness is a fundamental human goal, and calls upon countries to approach public policies in ways that improve…

Yep, there IS an “F” word in business, and it’s FEELINGS. And I want you to start using that word often. The “F-Factor” in business is the feeling factor – the way people feel about working for and doing business with you. The customer experience is the sum total the feelings evoked as a result of any interaction at any touch point in the organization. It’s based on the customer’s perception of the value delivered, tangible and intangible.

Can You Use the “F” Word in Business?

Yep, there IS an “F” word in business, and it’s FEELINGS. And I want you to start using that word often.   The “F-Factor” in business is the feeling factor – the way people feel about working for and doing business with you.   The customer experience is the sum total the feelings evoked as a result of any interaction at any…

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A Labor of Love

We’ve been celebrating Labor Day for over a 100 years. The idea of celebrating a “workingman’s holiday” spread with the growth of labor unions. It’s celebrated in the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Jamaica, Trinidad, Tobago, the Philippines and maybe even a few other places.