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Happy Holidays: A Story About Customer Service Culture and Accountability

Happy Holidays: A Story About Customer Service Culture and Accountability

“We practice NEAT here”, said the manager. “What’s NEAT?” said the temp. “It’s an acronym. It stands for – say the customer’s Name, make Eye contact, Ask Questions and say Thank you. We really want the customer to experience how special she is.  At our business we hold each other accountable for always providing a […]

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Thanksgiving Every Day?

Thanksgiving Every Day?

Tom, a business manager, told me. “I don’t have to thank my employees. They’re doing their jobs. That’s what they’re paid to do. I’ll thank and praise them when they do something extra.” Me: “Do you like to be praised? Do you like to be thanked?” Tom: “Sure, but only when I deserve it.” Me: […]

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Check Out This Dance and Light Show

Check Out This Dance and Light Show

I love dance. I’ve been a dancer since my teenage years, doing modern, tap, jazz, ballet and now ballroom. This modern dance number reminds me that we have an effect on everyone near us. Our energy ripples out and impacts much more than we realize (example: your company’s culture). The dancers are truly dancing with […]

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Get off your ‘But’

Get off your ‘But’

“I liked everything you did on the project, but…” “You put in a lot of effort, but…” “I did everything you asked. But …” ‘But’ is a set up for negativity. It’s telling the listener that ‘the other shoe is about to drop’. It’s letting judgment come into the picture so the listener knows they […]

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Counting to 20

Counting to 20

I have a pool at my house in PA, just beyond the Poconos. Now that the summer is winding down  the temp is in the 80’s during the day and the 60’s at night. That means the pool water is cooling down. Ohh! Pretty chilly when I’m getting in to swim my laps. I like […]

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