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IKEA I am WOWed! New President! New Customer Experience!

IKEA you have WOWed me! I didn’t know that was possible. Two places that I hate to be: Walmart – during the holiday season IKEA - on any given Saturday. I know I am not alone in this! I know, I know – so many of you are dedicated to the uber modern IKEA. Although I hate shopping at the store, I do like their furniture, and their price …

Let’s Stop Giving Jerks Power!

In case you missed it, there’s a situation here in Canada with a “media icon” (as some call him) and several allegations and charges of sexual assault and violence… The stories are horrific and the victim blaming even more horrific, in my opinion, but that’s not the point of this post. I am hoping some positive changes …

Cash Mob! 6 Business Lessons in Humanity

In Levittown, New York – there is a real “It’s a Wonderful Life” happening. For those who have seen the classic movie, you will remember that a kind and hard-working George Bailey is given something special on Christmas Eve. The townspeople arrive to show how much George means to the community, and help financially to save …

3 Ways to Handle a “Little” Unethical Problem

Is there such a thing as being a “little” unethical? Is that like being a “little” pregnant? Fraud, grand theft, discrimination based on race, gender, age, sexual orientation – are just a few examples of unethical behaviour. Why should supply stealing be any less important? I ask this because I did an informal poll, and found that some …

Reinvent Work Like Nenshi is Reinventing Government

Imagine an organization where the leaders were 100% transparent about what the organization was doing throughout a crisis. Imagine an organization where the leader placed compete trust in customers to do the right thing within their business. How about an organization where people feel so connected to the overriding purpose that they volunteer to help …

5 Workplace Culture Wows from My G Adventures Tour

I recently went on my first G Adventures tour in Northern Thailand. G Adventures’ business is sustainable travel – they use local vendors, transport and more to create authentic travel experiences for people, and ultimately to change peoples’ lives. I could talk for days about my brief trekking experience with them, but to give you …

Lack of Trust = Bodily Functions in Customer Experience

Organizational Trust is critical to high performance and success. On the other hand, if employees are treated unfairly as thieves and criminals, they will understandably become disgruntled, and have an impact on overall company success. The Bodily Function Story! Last week, I walked into a large department store. I had a large bag with me, a purse, …

How Method is Building a Weird and Awesome Culture

My post today is on LinkedIn, and you can read it HERE. I attended The Art of Entrepreneurship recently and totally fell in love with Method. I am sharing my favourite lessons from Eric Ryan, Co-Founder of Method. Check out my thoughts about Method and their weird culture: Monday Huddles Homework for New Hire Candidates Everybody is the Receptionist …