Tackling absenteeism in the workplace


Understanding Causes, Impacts, and Solutions of absenteeism in the workplace I was struck by a recent headline stating that Rishi Sunak wants to strip GPs of their power to sign people off work as part of a plan to tackle what he calls the UK’s “sick-note culture”. The prime minister claims benefits have become a […]

EQ in customer service – 10 ways to apply it


The value of EQ in customer service cannot be overstated.  Drawing from over four decades immersed in the trenches of customer service and sales, my journey from the frontline to becoming a seasoned expert has been both a personal and professional.  During that time I’ve repeatedly observed the transformation of UK customer service from mere […]

Caring at the Core: Elevating Mental Well-being on the Frontline

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This week I’d like to highlight the importance of elevating mental well-being amongst our frontline brand ambassadors in the pulsing heart of customer service, where every interaction can swing from delight to despair, our frontline agents stand as the first and last line of defence in the battle for customer satisfaction. Yet, in this noble […]

Managing our time with different ways to say No!

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Let’s face it – we’re ALL busy and finding ways to say no can be a constant challenge! There’s NEVER enough hours in the day to get everything done we’d like to get done. We’re all doing the best we can with the resources we have available, in this moment, although sometimes, our workloads can […]

International Day of Happiness – who tops the leaderboard?

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On this International Day of Happiness, ever wonder why some countries seem to be on a perpetual happiness high, while others are stuck in a vibe-check crisis? Thanks to the latest scoops from the ‘Mental State of the World’ report and the ‘Global Happiness Ranking’, we’ve got the insider info on who’s topping the charts […]

It’s Women’s History Month

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As you may know, the month of March is Women’s History Month and last Friday marked one of THE most special of March days this year, with International Women’s Day, which has been observed and celebrated as a special day for women across the globe, for more than a century. AND with Mother’s Day in […]

Happy International Women’s Day

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As you may know, the month of March is Women’s History Month and today marks THE most special of March days this year, with International Women’s Day! I’ll be sharing my thoughts on Women’s History Month next Monday and for now, thought I’d leave you this week with (what I hope will be) an inspirational […]

Would YOU easily recognise a VULNERABLE CUSTOMER?


So just how do we effectively identify and respond to a vulnerable customer? The 2024 report by NICE, in association with leading research company, Focaldata, entitled The Changing Face of Vulnerability, considers how businesses need to find ways to overcome the complexities of identifying, and then responding to, vulnerable customers – especially given the ever […]

The Digital Brain vs the Human Brain – Fact vs Feeling🧠💖

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In the Fact vs Feeling debate trend experts, Exploding Topics, report that there’s been some pretty alarming news coming from the latest scientific studies about the (potential) damaging effects of digital collateral, which we human beings are ‘devouring’ at a rate of knots. On a global scale, the average person spends 6 hours 58 mins a […]

The Power of Positive Self-Talk

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According to the National Science Foundation, an average person has around 60,000 thoughts per day, of which 75-95% are repetitive i.e. the majority of the thoughts we had yesterday, are the ones we will have again today – and will have again tomorrow. Which is a little worrying, given that our thoughts drive our feelings, which drive our behaviour, […]

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