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Growing Leaders: A New Approach to Learning & Development in the Contact Center

Growing Leaders: A New Approach to Learning & Development

Many of this industry’s most successful leaders started out on the phones… and yet, many call centers still suffer from a reputation for being...
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Inside View: Kristine Hartkopf, Freeman

Kristine Hartkopf’s customer service career trajectory is inspirational. It’s a perfect example of the potential for professional development that the contact center environment can...
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The School of Hard Knocks… Are You a Graduate?

The “School of Hard Knocks” is an idiom that means the (sometimes painful) education one gets from life’s usually negative experiences. It is contrasted...
Question and Answer with Bob Furniss Contact Center Industry Veteran

A Q&A with Bob Furniss, ICMI’s Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

In May 2017, the International Customer Management Institute (ICMI) recognized Bob Furniss, VP, Global Service Cloud Practice, Bluewolf, an IBM Company, with its Lifetime...
5 Ways to Get More Out of Your Contact Center Agent Training

5 Ways to Get More Out of Your Agent Training

When trying to meet and improve service level agreements, reviewing agents’ performance and providing adequate training is imperative for success. Unfortunately, making time for agent...