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Ian Stokol, CCXP Inside View

Inside View: Ian Stokol, CCXP

The Customer Experience Professionals Association (CXPA) defines an outstanding CX practitioner as someone who “inspires excellence in all aspects of the CX discipline and...

Results-Focused Leadership: The Catalyst for CX Transformation

Customer experience (CX) has taken the world by storm. Not only have we witnessed the CX industry develop and grow, many private and public...

The Emotion Connection: Tapping into the Science of Human Emotion to Deliver More Valuable...

Human emotions are a tricky business. Researchers have been trying to understand and interpret emotions since Charles Darwin first theorized that human facial expressions...

Inside View: Annette Franz, CCXP

If her life had followed an expected path, Annette Franz would have spent the past 27 years pursuing a career in veterinary medicine. But...

What Seven Years in Prison Taught Me About Managing and Respecting the Customer Experience

My first taste of customer experience (or what we referred to at the time as customer service) was in a bar. I was behind...
Inside View, Debbie Nagy, Dow Jones & Co

Inside View: Debbie Nagy, Dow Jones & Co.

Do you ever stop to think about why a particular individual stands out in his or her profession? Many might point to qualities like...

Who Owns the Customer Experience?

Consider this scenario: “Lisa” has landed a new role leading a customer experience (CX) program. As a first-time CX practitioner, Lisa decides that her...
7 Steps to Superior CX

7 Steps to Superior CX

Customer experience (CX) is the new marketing battlefront.” These are not the words of me, Stephen Pappas. That’s Gartner talking. That’s right—the research and...

Customer Experience… Mystery, Myth, Mission or Magic?

Everyone is talking about it—promising it, claiming it and marketing it. But what is the customer experience really? Is it a mystery, a myth,...
Contact Center Executive Outlook 2020 Feature

Contact Center Executive Outlook on 2020 and Beyond

Across industries, research reports are predicting that businesses can expect more change in the next five years than in the last 50. That certainly...
Bridging the Gap Between Expectations and Experience

Customer Centricity: Bridging the Gap Between Expectations and Experience

It has been almost 15 years since Bain & Company delivered its jaw-dropping statistic on the customer experience delivery gap. The firm’s research showed...
CX Versus GX: When Worlds Collide

CX Versus GX: When Worlds Collide

Let me start by once again offering a real-world experience, such as the one I described in my April 2019 column, CX Pundits vs....
Leverage Customer Data to Deliver a Personalized Customer Experience

Leverage Customer Data to Deliver a Personalized Customer Experience

Customers are tired of being treated like numbers. They’re aware of how much of their information and feedback is being collected, and now consumers...
Unleash the Data in Your Contact Center to Achieve Enterprisewide Customer Experience Excellence

Unleash the Data in Your Contact Center to Achieve Enterprisewide Customer Experience Excellence

Transformation is happening in the market today. Transformation driven by the growing consumer preference for digital interactions using smartphones, tablets or computers. Transformation that...

3 Trends and Challenges for the CX Industry in 2019

In the increasingly crowded business landscape, there are a few specific focuses that organizations can invest in to give themselves a boost in attention...
The Ball is in Your Court

The Ball Is in Your Court

I have had this idiom tossed my way any number of times by my parents, my children, my husband, my bosses and my colleagues....

Would You Do That to Your Mother?

A Q&A with author and customer experience pioneer Jeanne Bliss. In her latest book, Would You Do That to Your Mother? The “Make Mom Proud”...

How Changing Customer Attitudes Should Shape 2019 Contact Center Priorities

Digital technology has completely transformed the relationship between brands and customers. Interactions now extend beyond the point of purchase, taking place over a variety...

Inside View: Nate Brown, UL EHS Sustainability

Some people know from a young age exactly what they want to do. They pursue a vocation with dedication and never waver from their...
Letting Customers Depart Gracefully

Letting Customers Depart Gracefully

“Ride our bike for 50 days; if you don’t like it, return it, no questions asked.” “Cancel your subscription for those razor blades—it’s OK, we...