4You Can’t TEACH Culture ……………………. *You have to LIVE it. *You have to EXPERIENCE it. *You have to SHARE it. *You have to SHOW it -Brent Harris, Nordstrom Exec.
5“Our light shines brighter when it isn’t on.” Dan CathyChick-Fil-A,Son of Founder Truett Cathy
6NORDSTROM'S INVERTED ORGANIZATIONAL PYRAMID *Customers*Sales and Support StaffDepartment ManagersStore Managers, Buyers, Merchandise Managers,General Managers,Board ofDirectorsNordstrom's Rule: "Use good judgment in all situations!"
7RULES to say “no” to customers. That’s why we HATE RULES! …Give employees another reasonto say “no” to customers. That’swhy we HATE RULES!-James Harris, Nordstrom V.P. Shoe Sales
9"Failure's only failure when you fail to learn by it.” -John Morgan,George W. Bush Impersonator
10John Ruskin on Value Value + Quality + Service Price " Someone can always make something a little cheaper and a little worse.If you shop price alone, you're that man's lawful prey." -John Ruskin,Value + Quality + ServicePrice“PRICE is WHAT you pay. VALUE is WHAT YOU GET for WHAT YOU PAY. Then below that:-John Ruskin,
11David Master’s Trust Equation T - C+ R + I divided by S T = TRUSTWORTHINESS C = CREDIBILITY R = RELIABILITY I = INTIMACY S = SELF ORIENTATION p. 69 of THE TRUSTED ADVISOR
12One of two main business protagonists in atlas shrugged “And if one gains the immediate purpose of the lie - the price one pays is the destruction for that which the game was intended to serve. The man who lies to the world, is the world’s slave from then on.”-Henry “Hank” Rearden,One of two main business protagonists in atlas shruggedPg. 788
13"The secret of my business was hiring nice people and then allowing them to be asnice as they can be.”-Mary Kay Ash
14EMPOWERMENT "Employees should never fail to act out of fear of losing their jobs.” -SATISFACTION, p "People like dealing with people in AUTHORITY.” -SATISFACTION, p “There is no expiration date on a bad experience.“ -SATISFACTION, p. 131 (Check out the Ameri Suites Disaster on pp of SATISFACTION )
15-Senior Executive, Anonymous Ford Supplier "In my opinion,must send its people toHATE SCHOOL so they learn to hate suppliers. The are extremely confrontational. After dealing with Ford, I decided not to buy its product." -Senior Executive, Anonymous Ford SupplierTrust Based Selling p. 185
16"I'm not looking for great players "I'm not looking for great players...I'm looking for players that make the TEAM great." John Wooden
17-President Harry Truman ”You can accomplish anything in life provided that you do not mind who gets the credit.”-President Harry Truman
18"The BEST customer is THE ONE YOU ALREADY HAVE.” -Dick Schaaf Lifetime Value of loyal O'Malia Food Markets customer with 3 children from 1966 to 2006:20 years X 50 weeks X $150/ week20 years X 50 weeks X $100/ week SPENT $250,000 AND-- many were RAVING FANS/ ADVOCATES! Even more valuable than just the dollars!
19Frederick F. Reicheld and "Companies can boost profits by almost 100% by retaining just 5% MORE of their customers.“Frederick F. Reicheld andW. Earl Sasser,
20The best way to eliminate an enemy...is to turn him into a friend.” -Abraham Lincoln Handling complaints/making lemonade out of lemonsTurning potential assassins into ravingfans/advocates
21Joe O Handling complaints: 1975 1 Joe O Handling complaints: 1975 1. Don't give the job to anyone not named O'Malia 2. Don't give job to anyone who can't handle the problem. 3. YOU keep the job as long as possible ( ) 4. Goal: 2 compliments to 1 complaint. Turned out to be 3 to 1! 5. Return all calls UNBELIEVABLY FAST! 6. Don't take it personally. 7. LISTEN! Let them vent. 8. Ask appropriate questions. 9. EMPATHIZE! 10. Follow up. ALL THE WAY! 11. Remember it's an OPPORTUNITY to make lemonade out of lemons!
22A quote worth remembering and repeating: “Reputations are built by CUSTOMER ADVOCACY and advocates are created ONE CUSTOMER AT A TIME!” -SATISFACTION, p. 48
23The customer Service Hall of Shame Sprint 40% Bank of America 30% AT&T 29% Citibank 26% Wal Mart 24% Verizon 23% Wells Fargo 22% Direct TV 21% 30% Banks; 30% Cable TV; 30% Phones: 10% Retail
24Top 5 Reasons behind Advocacy & Assassin Stories: Advocacy Story: 1 Top 5 Reasons behind Advocacy & Assassin Stories: Advocacy Story: 1. Above & Beyond Service 47% 2. Long term Act (short term loss) 27% 3. Courteous/ Empathetic 18% 4. Great Product/ Service/ Quality 11% 5. Low Price 9% Assassin Story: 1. Poor Product Quality 20% 2. Unwilling to Fix 19% 3. Disinterested Service 17% 4. Rude 16% 5. Short Term Thinking 11%
25one of the business heroes “…they know that there is no such thing as a lousy job - only lousy men who don’t care to do it.”-Ellis Wyatt,one of the business heroesPg. 661
26"Everyone can be great because everyone can serve.” -Reverend Martin Luther King
27"I don't sit at cab stands any more. I BOOK APPOINTMENTS "I don't sit at cab stands any more... I BOOK APPOINTMENTS!” -Dennis the Cabbie from RAVING FANS.
28Customer Service Experience The Danny O’MaliaCustomer Service ExperienceQuestions? Comments?Feel free to contact me!Phone: (317)