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Susan And Bill Have Relationship Problems – Episode 3

The Susan & Bill Trilogy The last time we met Susan and Bill, they were discussing survival tactics. Thankfully, they have managed to get the company back on an even keel – excu… Read more
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Susan And Bill Have Relationship Problems – Episode 2

The Susan & Bill Trilogy Following on from last week’s post on Bill and Susan, we explore what happens next in their story. EPISODE 2: “Performing Zone” versus “Danger Zone” S… Read more
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Susan And Bill Have Relationship Problems – Episode 1

The Susan & Bill Trilogy When our partner Deep-Insight launched its B2B NPS white paper, we created a storyline around two fictitious characters called Bill (a thoughtful bu… Read more
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Financial Services: Developing Quality Relationships With Your Intermediaries

“To manage great relationships, we need great people” Much of the UK insurance and wealth management industry is reliant on a distribution model centred on the key role of brokers… Read more
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Talking Trust for IBM’s Latest thinkLeaders Podcast

As part of my role as an IBM Futurist, I was asked to feature as a guest for the thinkLeaders Podcast, recorded from the IBM Think 2019 Conference in San Francisco. In the podcast enti… Read more
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Leadership – Optimistic Paranoia

Some years ago, I heard a radio interview with the chairman of a large technology company.  He was asked what key traits he looked for in his board. He summarised his answer as “opt… Read more
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Customer Attuned Delivers Real Value for Trusted Partners Deep-Insight

February was a busy month for us as we were in the final delivery stage of two key projects with our partners at Deep-Insight. These projects demonstrate the real value in working wi… Read more
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Leadership – Asking the Right Questions

“Management is about answers. Leadership is about questions.” There have been many acres of newsprint dedicated to defining the difference between management and leadership a… Read more
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Thoughts from Dimension Data’s CX Benchmarking Report Roundtable

This January, top industry leaders joined together to discuss Dimension Data’s recent 2019 Customer Experience Benchmarking Report. As a recognised CX influencer, I wa… Read more
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How Attuned are Customer/Supplier Business Relationships in the Outsourced Services Market?

The global outsourced services market is a significant component of the B2B sector, accounting for tens of billions of revenues each year. In essence, outsourcing is the p… Read more