Frustration

3 Ways to Avoid Becoming an Exasperating Manager

I was working with a client recently on implementing leadership training into her organization when she shared this story with me. We all can learn a lesson from the lack of leadership she received. Years ago, the woman had worked as a barista at a coffee house. The holidays were just around the corner and…

3 Ways to Create a Service Mindset in Your Organization—and how one person can make a difference!

Customer Service—it is found in every industry, every company, every person’s job, at every moment. If you don’t deal directly with the external customer, you interact with and serve your internal customers throughout the day. What I love the most is when people get it—when they take pride and ownership in what they do, and…

3 simple ways to create a stronger team and build customer loyalty

With all of the changes going on in the airline industry over the last few years, it has definitely been more the exception rather than the rule when getting great service while traveling.  However, I had a pleasant surprise a few months ago while traveling back home on United Airlines. Once everyone had boarded the…

Behaviors speak louder than words—3 service reminders for leaders

I remember advice someone gave me when my kids were little, “Pay attention to your behaviors—because your kids are always watching you.” That has turned out to be very good advice over the years, and I find the same is true for leaders in organizations.  Managers can only get away with so much before their…

Customer Service–3 ways to make someone’s holiday a little brighter!

As we enter into the holiday season, I always remind myself to try and be on my best behavior and keep my patience while out doing my holiday shopping.  So when I read the story about the New York City police officer who used his own money to buy a homeless man a pair of…

Do your people have permission to cut up the watermelon? 3 strategies for empowering employees

I love being pleasantly surprised, especially when it comes to customer service experiences.  I had one of those experiences a couple of weeks ago when I was visiting my son at college.  Let me share what happened and what I learned about the impact of empowerment as a result. My son goes to school in…