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Becoming indispensable—a company that your customers can’t live without Article

Becoming indispensable—a company that your customers can’t live without

James M. Kerr called his newest book Indispensable: How to Build and Lead a Company Customers…

Small but mighty: Booksellers adapt to meet customer demand Article

Small but mighty: Booksellers adapt to meet customer demand

You could say that books are having a moment right now. With more people looking for…

The power of a culture built on gratitude Article

The power of a culture built on gratitude

In his posthumous letter for the New York Times, Senator John Lewis could have chronicled his…

7 ways to reduce bias in conversational AI Article

7 ways to reduce bias in conversational AI

You may remember Tay, Microsoft’s infamous Twitter chatbot that unintentionally picked up on hate speech and…

The symbiosis between leaders and managers Article

The symbiosis between leaders and managers

The conventional understanding of the difference between leaders and managers held that a leader is a…

Millennials are hit the hardest by the loneliness epidemic, and here’s why Article

Millennials are hit the hardest by the loneliness epidemic, and here’s why

Millennials get a lot of flack for coming into the workplace and asking for more. They…

Empathy circles: from a moment to a movement Article

Empathy circles: from a moment to a movement

Employees needed urgent support as multiple crises unfolded. Empathy circles were born: safe spaces where our people could talk and feel safe

How to pivot in the face of change Article

How to pivot in the face of change

Something’s not working. Maybe your business didn’t take off like you thought it would; or it’s…

Gratitude at work: why giving is as good as getting Article

Gratitude at work: why giving is as good as getting

Last year, I took Yale University professor Dr. Laurie Santos’s wildly popular “The Science of Well-Being”…

Connecting your CX and marketing strategy Article

Connecting your CX and marketing strategy

There’s more to a brand than its latest advertising campaign and tagline. It’s also how you…

Caroline Criado Perez on systemic data bias that counts women out Article

Caroline Criado Perez on systemic data bias that counts women out

Years ago, I read an article explaining that most objects that appear solid aren’t; they are,…

5 ways AI is helping solve human problems Article

5 ways AI is helping solve human problems

We all use artificial intelligence (AI) every day. I regularly ask Siri to call my mom;…

4 companies talk CX, changing course, and managing expectations Article

4 companies talk CX, changing course, and managing expectations

Despite best intentions, describing the state of the world right now as “the new normal” doesn’t…

From 3 years to 8 weeks—digital transformation is speeding up Article

From 3 years to 8 weeks—digital transformation is speeding up

“We used to talk about a burning platform,” said Scott Engler, VP of Advisory for CFO/CHRO…

The sweet sound(s) of productivity Article

The sweet sound(s) of productivity

We’ve all been there. You’re trying to do some deep work and there’s something going on…

6 companies tackling social justice and inspiring customers Article

6 companies tackling social justice and inspiring customers

As many as 70 percent of consumers want brands to take a stand on social and…

How to ask for a mental health day from work—because we all need one Article

How to ask for a mental health day from work—because we all need one

The day is coming when employees will be shocked to learn that their predecessors couldn’t just…

Design in Health helps solve for a better patient experience, from testing sites to nursing homes Article

Design in Health helps solve for a better patient experience, from testing sites to nursing homes

Before COVID-19, Design Institute for Health (DIH) at the University of Texas was already reimagining healthcare…

More context leads to better chatbots—and better conversation Article

More context leads to better chatbots—and better conversation

We’ve all been there. Bounced around to different departments, put on hold, shifted from agent to…

Why empathy has moved from buzzword to business necessity Article

Why empathy has moved from buzzword to business necessity

It used to be that brands were built on strength. If your product was better or…