From Lost Trust to Lost Business—How to Avoid This Business Killer

A key executive for one of my clients passed away recently, and although I tried desperately, I could not make my travel arrangements work out properly to get to the funeral service. To make matters even worse, the morning of the funeral I realized I had forgotten to send flowers. I immediately called a florist, … Continue reading From Lost Trust to Lost Business—How to Avoid This Business Killer

Validation Sells

If you are a leader or a sales professional, consider that validation is an extremely powerful tool for getting your point of view accepted. I have learned in working with CEO’s that they value validation of current strategies as much as suggestions of what they could do better. You want to position yourself as a … Continue reading Validation Sells

What Did You Say?

When I wrote the book The Complete Idiots Guide to Great Customer Service in 1998, we interviewed the Vice President of Hertz Reservations who shared this story with me. Hertz did a survey of their top customers and found out that they were highly dissatisfied with how long it took to return their cars and … Continue reading What Did You Say?