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Friday 5 for August 23rd, 2019

Are You Trying to Be a Hero, or a Leader? By Fran Tarkenton A leader who doesn’t listen and has to make every decision alone is too busy trying to be a hero to ever actually win the game. It takes a team who know, trust, and listen to one another… Read article Small Business…

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Friday 5 for August 16th, 2019

How to Push Through Doubt When Starting a Business By Deborah Sweeney The reality is that there are so many entrepreneurs out there fighting the good fight to pursue their passions and change the world for the better. It’s critical that entrepreneurs… Read article The Biggest Sources of Friction in the Customer Experience By Shep…

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Friday 5 for August 9th, 2019

A 4-Step Process to Reduce Friction By Shep Hyken I’ve been preaching for a while now about the importance of reducing friction in your customer experience. That’s the theme of my latest book, The Convenience Revolution. But how… Watch video Stop Waiting for the Perfect Time By Fran Tarkenton When you boil it down, the reason…

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Friday 5 for August 2nd, 2019

Why Customer Service Reps are Like Boxers By Shep Hyken What does a customer service representative have in common with a boxer? They both have to be able to take a punch—literally for the boxer, metaphorically in customer service. But customer service… Watch video Paid Family Leave Requirements By ADP While there are no federal…

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Friday 5 for July 26th, 2019

Think Like a Customer By Shep Hyken Are you really able to understand things from your customer’s perspective? It’s one thing to say, “Walk a mile in your customer’s shoes.” But sometimes, even when we’re trying to think like a customer… Watch video The True Cost of Hiring By ADP Do you know how much…

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Friday 5 for July 19th, 2019

What to Do with an Angry Customer When It’s Not Your Fault By Shep Hyken                                    What do you do when a customer is upset about something that’s out of your control? It’s one thing when a customer is mad about something you did; you can go to work fixing it. But when… Watch video Follow…

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Friday 5 for July 12th, 2019

The Power of Small Business Team Players By Deborah Sweeney                                       One of my favorite parts of watching any sporting event, from the Olympics to my son’s high school soccer games, is seeing how everyone comes together as team players. I’m a big believer… Read article How to Deliver Bad News By Shep Hyken Bad new…

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Friday 5 for June 28th, 2019

Are the Right People in Your Culture? By Fran Tarkenton What kind of culture do you want to have in your workplace? Your culture will depend in large part on the people who are part of your business. During my time in the NFL, I saw this first… Read article Always Go the Extra Inch…

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Friday 5 for June 21st, 2019

Is It Time to Incorporate in Another State? By Deborah Sweeney Some businesses use the summer months to kick back and relax after all their hard work in Q1. Others spend these laidback months strategizing their initiatives for the remaining year. For some… Read article Your Customer Experience Goes Beyond Customer Service By Shep Hyken…

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Friday 5 for June 14th, 2019

Everybody Needs a Coach By Fran Tarkenton Many of us underestimate the power of coaching. In sports, coaches make players better—as long as the player will listen to the coach. Why does it work? It’s because coaches have a vast experience… Read article Surprise & Delight…or Just Delight? By Shep Hyken Perhaps you’ve heard of…

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