I am very lucky to live in a beautiful city in the North West of England. Yes… I am not actually there as often as I would like, but when I am, I do not take for granted that my children are being raised in a lovely environment. Founded as a Roman Fort in 79 [...]
Anyone who knows me will tell you that I love a good story. Storytelling is such a powerful way of bringing theories and concepts to life - if you are good at it, the use of stories as a way of inspiring others is second to none. Over the years, I have told a fair number [...]
Last week I witnessed something that I consider to be incredibly unusual. In a world where it is more uncommon than not for consumers to have their expectations exceeded, I was actually bowled over by what I experienced. 'Bowling over' a career Customer Experience 'nut' is not that easy to do! What makes the experience [...]
Lessons in authentic leadership from ao.com: It’s not First Time Resolution – it’s Personal Resolution!
Social media has truly changed our lives in so many ways. For me personally, the last few days have demonstrated how the influence of what we see online has affected the way businesses operate. I had the pleasure of delivering a keynote speech at an event for a financial services company on Thursday. I was invited [...]
The epic failings of Emirates: are brands really trying hard enough when it comes to Customer Experience?
As someone who spends his life eating, talking, breathing, writing and generally living everything to do with Customer Experience, it is inevitable that on occasion I may get tagged as a serial 'moaner'. It is true to say that I often highlight the less than palatable experiences I encounter. However, I am just as quick [...]
Last week I had the pleasure of writing a Customer Experience Review on low cost airline Norwegian. I intentionally say 'the pleasure' as I was pleasantly surprised by the experience - not a common feeling I have in my experiences with airlines. I wrote the review after my outbound flight with them to Oslo. If [...]