Change Your Employees’ Story. Change Your Customer Experience.
According to Enterprise IG, 70 percent of customers’ brand perception is determined by conversations with employees; and yet, Gallup Poll found that only 41 percent of employees understand what their companies stand for. What stories are your employees telling? And how would you go about changing these stories to create a clear and consistent customer experience? […]
Continuity in Your Story Will Separate You from the Pack.
Today, prospects and customers expect continuity and consistency in your story throughout their journey with your company. The only way to ensure this occurs is to develop and infuse a clear, compelling and consistent corporate message inside and outside of your organization. No wonder a recent McKinsey study revealed the number one trait of companies […]
Sharing a Consistent Story in the Market … Starts on the...
We talk a lot about the value and importance of infusing your corporate story into your culture and customer experience. It is the process by which leading companies secure a clear position in the market and in the minds of their customers. So, you probably understand why your biggest advocates “must be” your employees — […]
Your New Go-to-Market Strategy May Be Killing Organizational Performance.
Business leaders must address customer, competitor and industry dynamics more rapidly than ever before. To keep pace, many executive teams cast new visions and strategies for their businesses … then ask the organization to “skate to where the puck is headed.” After all, that’s what it takes to compete in the modern world, right? True. […]
Mixed Messages Negatively Impact Employee and Customer Experience.
In Ty Montague’s book, “True Story: How to Combine Story and Action to Transform Your Business,” he states … “The best-run and most successful companies convey one clear, understandable story through every action they take, not solely through their marketing.” Why are these companies more successful? Because, they maintain complete alignment in their vision, mission, […]
Executives: Have You Lost the Heart and Soul of Your Business?
In the book, “The UnStoppables: Tapping Your Entrepreneurial Power,” author Bill Schley writes, “The core of any business, the original heart and soul that first allowed you to succeed with customers, never really changes for companies that stay vibrant and relevant, no matter how big they get.” This is so true and yet, growth and […]
Is Your Product Launch Destined to Fail?
This year, B2B companies will roll out thousands of new product and service offerings — the majority of which will fail. And the reason they will not succeed has to do with what happens well before these offerings even enter the marketplace. That’s right. According to Harvard Professor Clayton Christensen, upwards of 70% of new […]
Are Strategic Shifts in Your Business Reflected in Your Story?
As a business leader or C‑suite executive, your job is to look at the big picture. To assess internal and external factors and make appropriate business decisions. Said another way, it’s your job to move the business forward. And if you are like most executives, you’ve made some pretty significant shifts over the past 12-18 […]
Quarterly and Annual Business Performance Is Driven by Clarity.
This is the time of year when executive teams chart the course for the organization. They devise pillars, anchors and initiatives that serve as the cornerstones of their strategy. And for good reason, they want to ensure the organization is aligned. They want everyone moving in the same direction. They seek to achieve organizational clarity. […]
Change in Your C‑Suite. Change Your Story.
When C‑suite executives are added to the team, they are brought in for reason. Whether it’s a new CEO or a leader over finance, operations, marketing or HR … that person has been put in place to inject change into the organization. Changes that impact the trajectory of the organization as a whole or a […]