Do you have team engagement on your mind? Now more than ever, with many businesses operating from a remote or hybrid model, it’s a challenge that plagues leaders in several industries. Team Engagement Requires Creativity and Innovation Despite the best efforts of management teams to maintain morale and team engagement throughout the upheaval of the…

Positive customer relationships, not surprisingly, can make or break the success of your business. Just think about it: how likely are customers to become returning customers if they don’t have a positive relationship with your business and your brand? The problem is, many businesses aren’t sure where to start with building these relationships. Instead, they…

Many organizations and sales representatives lose valuable time due to the common interruptions and distractions that exist in today’s fast-paced, information-driven world. Have you identified the specific tasks and high priority items for each individual involved in a sales or customer service role? That’s where the priority matrix comes in. What is the Priority Matrix?…

Now more than ever, investing in and training your employees is key to future business success. Having said that, it’s always been key! Regardless of a global crisis, pandemics, or economic uncertainty, our employees and team members matter to our business! This graphic has circulated on the internet and social media for many years. While…

Most business owners have dealt with frustrated or upset customers at some point. If you’ve been in business long enough, it’s virtually unavoidable. But what isn’t unavoidable is taking important steps to manage these situations and resolve the conflict. Upset Customers Don’t Have to Remain Upset How do your team members or customer service reps…

Every business has a list of ideal customers and prospects that they would like to speak directly to, call upon, and ultimately secure a deal with. Sales and customer service reps may also wish to build stronger relationships with current customers but not know the best communication styles for working with them. Understanding Communication Styles…

As I have learned from leadership guru and best-selling author, John C. Maxwell, “Connecting is all about others.” Maxwell stated in his book, Everyone Communicates – Few Connect, “When you are trying to connect with people, it’s not about you – it’s about them. If you want to connect with others, you have to get…

Collaboration, teamwork, idea sharing, and prioritizing organizational initiatives seem like they would be foundations for business growth and success. All organizations have specific challenges and opportunities that require discussion and attention to move forward in a positive direction. However, very few growing organizations take the time to work “on” their business for planning and communicating…

In many cultures throughout the world, there is a time of year when you fast. Depending on the culture and religion, the fast might be a literal fast without food, or it might be a time where you give up something you love. Whether it is figurative or literal, this fast is a set period…

X5 President, Mike Mack, had an opportunity to be interviewed by one of the leading Podcasters, in North America. Joel Boggess – ReLaunch Show (#1 podcast on iTunes *(Interview starts at the 7-minute mark of the podcast) Joel refers to Mike as his “Canadian correspondent” as Joel had Mike on this Podcast other times in…

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