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Making Extraordinary Service Look Easy

I’m not a fan of inter-organizational benchmarking: It’s almost impossible to replicate someone else’s successes when you don’t have their operating model, or to replicate their practices or techniques when you don’t have their culture... Continue reading

Nearly Sleepless in Seattle

Here’s the scenario: It’s 11:15 at night in Seattle. Daughter and I are trying to check into a moderately-priced airport hotel for a layover on our way to Vancouver. The complication is that I am... Continue reading

Hospital Highlights: Credibility and Care

Despite frequent media attention to dangerous and neglectful medical care, that was not our experience when I accompanied Spouse to an outpatient surgical procedure (which was successful, thank you!) at Winthrop University Hospital on Long... Continue reading

Three Faces Of Customer Service

What is the face that your customer service staff shows the public? Do you know? Service Taking Flight On a crowded morning flight from Long Beach airport back to JFK, two flight attendants, Shelly and... Continue reading