Fast Leader Show | The Show for the Customer-centric Leader

Fast Leader Show | The Show for the Customer-centric Leader

Become the leader everyone wants to follow, including your customers. Meet some of the world's brightest minds with customer-centric leadership authority Jim Rembach to uncover thought-provoking dynamic strategies to engage employees and customers. Jim is the developer of Call Center Coach and Editor in Chief of CX Global Media. The Fast Leader Show impacts thousands of people each week by unlocking the power in guests' perspectives, expertise, and experiences. The show explores how businesses can create dynamic customer experience strategies, improve employee engagement, and develop more human-centric leaders with practical advice that you can use immediately. Today’s customers want dynamic customer experiences, and doing so requires improving your creativity and within your organization. Learn how to move onward and upward faster and join in the Hump Day Hoedown.

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April 7, 2021 69 min

You may be running a company right now and you're calling yourself an entrepreneur. That's great, but do you have an entrepreneurial mindset?

What's the difference between the two you may ask?

Depending on how you think, you might be running a business that simply earns the least possible margins on a transactional basis, or a business that knows how to leverage the true worth or value that its products and services bri...

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According to a study by KPMG, 53% of executives do not realize sustainable value from business transformation. I assume the reason for this is that they focus so much on changing the business and the operational model that they forget the one thing they can change - self. If you want to see a breakthrough happen in your business, then you must change within and not force it on others. Transformational leadership is all about changi...

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We have all heard the maxim, “The customer is always right.” Top companies like Amazon lays the foundation of their success on customer-centricity and customer-focus. We believe that a happy customer is the heart of any organization. But how do you make them feel valued? Most of the time, it relies on your people leadership – your employee experience.

According to a report by Gallup, a global analytics firm, engaged workers have si...

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With most of our audience working in the customer experience industry, I asked Cheryl China some of her best tips and advice for leaving behind an unforgettable legacy in CX and how to be happier and more successful in the workplace.

Some leaders have been working in the customer experience industry for years and have not left a positive legacy to their team members and employees. They leave behind negative thoughts and memories an...

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There is no doubt that a successful organization runs on inspired and positive people. As a leader, it is your job to make sure your team members are inspired and that you are a positive influence to them. Team members that are positive can serve customers better and create a more wonderful customer experience.

In this episode of the Fast Leader Show, Glenn Parker shows us how you can have that positive influence on others. Positiv...

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Have you ever wondered why geese fly in a V-formation? Scientists gives us two explanations, and we can actually learn a lot important collaborative leadership lessons from them!

First, it's about energy conservation. Each geese fly just a little bit above the bird in front of him in order to reduce wind resistance. They each take turns being in front and fall back whenever they get tired. This allows them to fly longer distanc...

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They may not be in the frontlines talking directly with the customers, but a leader's influence to the team impacts the way an agent performs and how they deliver the customer experience, which is why leadership is important. According to Dr. David Arrington, "Everything a leader does impacts the organization. It all trickles down. If you have solid leadership at the top and set those priorities that the customer is importa...

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Playing at work have been traditionally unacceptable in the workplace. As adults, we think playing is childish and working meant being serious all the time. However, based on what we see from top performing companies in the world today, play has been an important aspect in their success. Play has led to innovation of products like Gmail, Google Meet, and many others. So, if you are a call center executive or have a call center busi...

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Character Development in CX is one of the foundations for being able to deliver the best possible experience for the customer. People never forget the way they are treated by others, and each person wants to be treated with respect, dignity, and truth. Every single customer wants and deserves to be treated with integrity. And integrity only comes from someone with a healthy spiritual character.

 

So, what is character? How do you d...

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In this episode of the Fast Leader Show, Dennis Geelen shares his insights on the importance of customer-centric innovation and why you should apply it in your call center or business today. According to research, 75% of businesses don't make it past year 15. Dennis Geelen believes that the cause for this is that companies are too inward-focused and are too stubborn. In order for a call center or business to survive and thrive,...

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In this episode of the Fast Leader Show, Nir Bashan shares his knowledge and insight in how to be more creative in your contact center and help fill the creativity gap in your customer experience strategy. Leaders and executives today struggle to find new and innovative ideas to meet the customer's needs because they focus too much on the analytical side and forget to be creative - this is the creativity gap that we are trying ...

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Coaching for leaders and managers is essential to drive peak performance for your call center and business. According to Bill Eckstrom, the most effective leader behaves more like a coach. So, how exactly do you behave that way and what do great leaders do to increase sales, enhance performance, and sustain growth? In this episode of the Fast Leader Show, Bill Eckstrom lays out the strategies and tactics for you to apply coaching f...

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A good strategic plan is never enough unless you are able to drive results from them. Any call center or business can develop a good strategic plan, but not everyone can drive results and execute on them. So, how do you exactly develop a good strategic plan that drives results? How do you take action and get those gears in place and get your strategic plan from strategy to execution to results? In this episode of the Fast Leader Sh...

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The goal of a creative leader should always be to drive innovation for business. However, innovation for business is something very difficult to do on a consistent basis. Where do you get the inspiration? How do you exercise your creativity muscles that enable you to drive consistent innovation for business? In this episode of the Fast Leader Podcast, Cliff Goldmacher shows you a way to stay creative using principles in music and s...

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What is Organizational Health? What does it do and how does it positively impact an organization? In companies today, the focus has mostly been on being smart and being more intelligent. Everything is about technology and streamlining processes and tasks. However, according to Greg Ablett, that is not the only factor that contributes to a company's overall performance. Organizational health is important because it allows the co...

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Tom Connally was struggling with his work and he realized that he needed to change and bring his performance with his values. In order to do that, Tom started writing and journaling and doing small, incremental changes that eventually led to where he is now and made him a better person.

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When Dr. Quinn was in the 6th grade, there was a popular boy in school who was good at basketball and almost every cute cheerleader loved him. Due to certain circumstances, he had to leave the school, and Dr. Quinn, wanting to be loved by the cheerleaders as well, saw it as an opportunity to replace him and become the best basketball player he could be. After working really hard, Dr. Quinn didn’t see any results, as even though he ...

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Dave McKeown was about to speak on one of his first workshops when he was faced with the dilemma of not having enough money to pay the hotel bill. Not wanting to borrow money from his girlfriend (now wife), Dave put together his very first webinar where he was able to earn enough money to cover for his hotel bill. From that experience, Dave learned to always invoice his client 50% upfront and that whatever challenge he faced, there...

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Nathanael Zurbruegg has been chronically ill since he was 3 years old. He has been through 3 failed kidney transplants, over 4300 Dialysis treatments, and 3 lung infections. Doctors have said he shouldn't be alive for 6 times by now!

 

Having been through this many challenges in life, Nathanael shares his strategy of having a victorious mindset in life and having an attitude of never giving up. No matter how hard life may get, ...

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Patrick S. Frazier was working in IT when he got promoted into Operations. Filling in the new seat, Patrick experienced many struggles in leadership, specifically in delegation. He tried to delegate, but the result was a bad employee experience. His boss visited him and spent some time with him to share some wisdom regarding having the courage to let others fail. Through this experience, Patrick learned a valuable lesson in leaders...

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