Lessons My Father Taught Me About Customer Experiences.

My dad was one of my greatest mentors in life and in business. And, with Father’s Day here, I share a video tribute to my dad through my memories of his years as a manager of a Kansas City grocery store and the five valuable lessons I learned from him in treating customers—treating people with[…]

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Joel Goldberg: Building A Championship Company Culture

“You can never take day off from your culture. It takes effort every day.” – Joel Goldberg Kansas Citians know my video interview guest, Joel Goldberg, as part of the Kansas City Royals TV broadcast team since 2008. He’s also a powerful keynote speaker who speaks to businesses across the country on the principles of[…]

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“Colonels Of Wisdom” from the Colonel’s Daughter, Author Lauren Schieffer

As the daughter of a career Air Force officer, keynote speaker and author, Lauren Schieffer, CSP, gained a profound independence and ability to adapt to changing circumstances. The lessons she learned have helped her make smart decisions and overcome adversity with humility and a sense of humor. In her upcoming book, “Colonels of Wisdom: A[…]

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Embrace The Business Renaissance The Pandemic Has Sparked!

No doubt the COVID-19 pandemic lock-down has played havoc on businesses across the country and around the world. But, believe it or not, there can be a brighter future for those business owners and entrepreneurs who continue to focus on moving toward the light at the end of the tunnel. Businesses that survive this unexpected[…]

Seize Every Opportunity To Make A Difference In The Life Of Your Customer.

Seize Every Opportunity To Make A Difference In The Life Of Your Customer.

“It’s about service to others, cause that’s what it means to be human. Everything about our make-up, our biology and our anthropology is designed to get us to look after each other.” — Simon Sinek A couple of weeks ago I was in a big rush to get out of the house and on my way[…]

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How To Speak Fluent “WOW!” | Customer Experiences Focus On Details

I had a very early morning, first-time doctor appointment recently inside the KU Med hospital that sits in the middle of a massive campus of medical office buildings in mid-town Kansas City, MO. When I entered the building closest to where I parked, I asked at the information desk if I was headed in the[…]

3 Lessons In Relationship Building From Your Hair Stylist

How many years have you been going to the same hair stylist? 1 year? 5 years? 10 years? If you’ve been going to the same stylist for 3 years or longer, allow me to ask—why? In all likelihood, it’s not just because they know your hair style preference. Yes. That is important. But its not[…]

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The Difference Between Customer Needs vs. Wants

Last week I decided the time had come for me to upgrade my iPhone SE to a newer model. Yes. I know. The iPhone SE is like owning a fossil today. But, the difference between me as a consumer and so many others who want the latest technology regardless of cost is that I always[…]

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Kansas City Royals “WOW!” Their Fans

Last Thursday, March 28th, was the earliest opening day on record for the Kansas City Royals baseball club. It was also one of the coldest and wettest openers that I can remember as a KC native and Royals fan. As a matter of fact, the rain kept the Royals and their opponents, the Chicago White[…]

Five Best Times To Thank Your Customers

We’re all taught at a very young age the importance of being polite and saying, “thank you,” when someone has done something nice for us. That acknowledgement of gratitude becomes one of the first habits we learn as kids. Yet in business, saying “thank you” is so often forgotten or undervalued.   My wife, Deb,[…]