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The following materials compliment your current issue of SkillSharpener.


July 2018

This month service leaders showed reps how to stand out and make a difference. The following resources will help you recognize those efforts and ensure that your entire team stands out.

• Information on our Frontline Spotlight award, a low-cost way to recognize stand-out reps.

• A blog post by Jeff Toister on the importance of developing a service culture.

• A radio broadcast with Shep Hyken and Gigi Butler on how to stand out from the competition.

May 2018

Support your reps’ efforts to obtain customer feedback — John Goodman, vice chairman of Customer Care Measurement & Consulting (CCM&C), and author of Customer Experience 3.0, shares two recent documents to help managers obtain, understand, and use customer feedback. They include:

April 2018

There’s much that managers can do to alleviate stress in the workplace — Service expert Genella MacIntyre recommends that managers help their teams by monitoring stress levels, providing back up, offering praise, and setting up a quiet room. These resources provide additional insights:

Tips and techniques for setting up a quiet room

Five steps to help managers reduce stress, a leadership article from Genella MacIntyre.

March 2018

Train your reps to handle customers online and via social media — Online service skills are a growing necessity for reps in today’s digital communication age. Managers need to make sure their reps are prepared. Here are some resources:

January 2018

What resolutions will you and your reps be making for the New Year? — Following are resources with suggestions on important areas for improvement in the New Year: