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Where Leadership Begins: Gaining Your Team’s Respect

Leadership begins once you intentionally focus on building relationships. Because, great leadership is about strong relationships, especially those you have with those you are assigned to lead. We’ve all had varying degrees of connection with those that direct our work or shepherd the organization. I’ve been exposed to bad examples that would yell from within …

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5 Reasons You Need to Take Long-Term Social Customer Care Seriously

74% of Millennials (18-34) and 58% of GenX (35-54) have a better opinion of organizations that provide social media customer care  – Microsoft  Social customer care (using social media platforms as customer service experience tools) can be amazingly effective way to build relationships with the your customers and bring significant benefits to your organization. Building …

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Managing a B2C Breakup and 3 Ways to Win Them Back

Are you taking the steps needed after a B2C breakup to keep the relationship alive? You’ll hear a lot of organizations talk about “relationship marketing” or building “customer loyalty” and the importance of trying to maintain a connection with their customers. There is certainly a lot of messaging, slogans and words on the value put …

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Your Words Have Lost Their Meaning to Your Employees

Words matter. And you have to understand their impact to understand how you are engaging (or not engaging) with your colleagues. Are the words you use to inspire new ideas or to brand new programs, really having the affect you think? The “revenge effect” or “revenge technology” is when a piece of technology performs the …

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11 Important Leadership Lessons from a PIXAR Founder

Our own experiences, successes and failures, are necessary for our learning in how to be better leaders. But it’s also pretty important to look at other people’s big wins and crashing burns. Though their experiences might not be an exact fit for you and your organization, there are certainly opportunities to take a note, shift …

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