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How Mindfulness Translates to Happier Agents and Customers

Being a customer support agent has to be one of the most stressful jobs in the world, even during normal times. Dealing with issues and problems all day every day is draining. And customers are sometimes at their worst when they connect with agents. The agent is expected to remain calm, cool,...


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Radically Personal Episode 1: JetBlue Service Brings Humanity Back To Air Travel

Frankie Littleford has, as she puts it, “jet fuel in her blood.” An airline industry veteran and co-founder of JetBlue Airways, Frankie was the force behind the airline’s customer service mission to “bring humanity back to air travel.” I’m thrilled to welcome Frankie as my...


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Hiring the Best in Customer Service

Companies know the best customer service is delivered by engaged agents who are knowledgeable, patient and compassionate. The tricky part is finding this kind of coveted talent. Attracting quality candidates is a competitive business, and top-notch customer service agents often have multiple...


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Pizza Hut’s Paul Brandt on Delivering a Feeling, One Pie at a Time

Not everyone gets to grow up and take a job they love with a brand that gave them the warm fuzzies as a child. By that standard @Paul Brandt , who joined Pizza Hut as VP of Customer Experience in April 2019, is one lucky guy. In this interview, he explains how the brand’s employee-first...


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TeamSnap’s April Eastburn on the Power of Empathy in Customer Experience

Being a consumer yourself doesn’t necessarily make you an expert in customer experience, because great CX starts by putting yourself in someone else’s shoes. @April Eastburn , Customer Experience Manager at sports team management app TeamSnap , learned this lesson early thanks to an...


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Member Q&A: 2K's Ima Somers on How Southwest Airlines Made Her a Better CX Leader

The recent passing of Southwest Airlines’ larger-than-life co-founder Herb Kelleher has generated a heartfelt outpouring of remembrances -- the kind usually reserved for rockstars and heads of state. Among those with a few stories to tell is community member @Ima Somers , who worked her way...