Virtue of Patience — an especially important virtue when we vie to deliver great service

Daily life puts many demands on our time. And while we run around in a frenzy trying to complete all of our day-to-day tasks and plans, we need to stop, take a breath, and remember the virtue and grace of patience. The following story was told to me by a colleague and friend. I hope […]

How to use Active Listening for delivering exceptional customer service

A colleague recently relayed to me a story that floored me, to say the least. Real World Story: My husband recently passed away, and I had the daunting task of having to move and cancel and transfer various utilities and home services. Unfortunately, many of our accounts were under his name only. When I called […]

How to make positivity contagious for improved customer service

Negativity has always been easier to pass along than positivity. This is largely due to our antiquated human nature of day-to-day survival against the world around us. Our existence depended, historically, on knowing where dangers could be found. So passing on this negative knowledge was essential to our lives. However, we no longer live in […]