Unleashing Excellence: The Complete Guide to Ultimate Customer Service

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"If your organization is not fully committed to service excellence, don't read this book. If you are fully committed, then you must read this book. It provides all the nuts and bolts of how to create and sustain a service culture."
Pamela Paulk, Vice President, Human Resources, Johns Hopkins Health System

"Business in the early 21st century has turned into a survival game—those who figure out how to keep their customers survive. If you need a customer service improvement plan ...

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Overview

"If your organization is not fully committed to service excellence, don't read this book. If you are fully committed, then you must read this book. It provides all the nuts and bolts of how to create and sustain a service culture."
Pamela Paulk, Vice President, Human Resources, Johns Hopkins Health System

"Business in the early 21st century has turned into a survival game—those who figure out how to keep their customers survive. If you need a customer service improvement plan and don't know where to start, start here!"
Tom Willett, Director, Management Development Programs, ILR School, Cornell University

"There is no shortage of books extolling the importance of excellent customer service. What distinguishes Unleashing Excellence from the others is its focus on how to do it. If you are convinced of the value of service excellence and want to know how to provide it, this book is for you."
Allan R. Nagle, former president, Tupperware Worldwide; former interim dean, Crummer GraduateSchool of Business, Rollins College

"Dennis Snow and Teri Yanovitch have once again authored an easy-to-read guide, rich with real-life examples of companies striving to achieve customer service excellence. In this incredibly competitive world, following these concepts will improve your business and your personal life!"
Gary Webb, Executive Vice President, Operations, First Financial Bankshares, Inc.

"I recommend Unleashing Excellence to any company needing a 'how to' and 'can do' manual to implement service excellence in their organization."
Richard A. Nunis, retired chairman, Walt Disney Parks & Resorts

"Dennis and Teri seamlessly marry the intangible tenets of customer service philosophy with practical, easy-to-consume strategies that can help any organization transcend 'business as usual.' The authors illustrate their recommendations of 'what to do' with stories that make it easy to understand."
Chuck Kegler, Director, Kegler, Brown, Hill & Ritter

"Unleashing Excellence is a must-read that would benefit any industry. It gives step-by-step guidelines that can be implemented with ease and invaluable insights that will help encourage your customers to keep coming back for more."
Fred DeLuca, President and cofounder, Subway Restaurants

"Once again, the authors have pinpointed the dynamics of the changing nature of delivering customer value through a focus on excellence. Wise words for any organization to heed."
Dr. Robert K. Prescott, SPHR, Graduate Faculty of Management, Crummer Graduate School of Business, Rollins College

"If your organization wants to make customer service a part of your culture, Unleashing Excellence is a powerful tool. If this model can help a government agency reach a 93 percent overall customer satisfaction rating, it can help any organization. The book also helps anyone who reads it understand that excellent customer service isn't a 'program' but a 'process' that never ends."
Kimberlee Poulton, Director of Communications and Marketing, Florida's Turnpike Enterprise

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470503805
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 11/16/2009
  • Edition description: Updated & Expanded
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 238
  • Sales rank: 224,980
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Dennis Snow spent twenty years developing his customer service principles at The Walt Disney Company in a variety of leadership roles. He now works as a full-time speaker, trainer, and consultant, helping organizations achieve their goals in the areas of customer service, employee development, and leadership.

Teri Yanovitch has traveled the world implementing the proven Quality Improvement Process developed by management guru Philip Crosby. She was a top-rated facilitator and speaker for Disney Institute, teaching Disney's renowned customer service practices. Today, she combines her quality management and customer service experience to help organizations implement their own culture of excellence.

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Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition.

Acknowledgments.

Introduction.

Chapter 1 The DNA of Service Excellence.

Chapter 2 The Leadership Actions.

Chapter 3 The Service Improvement Team.

Chapter 4 Developing the Service Improvement Core Tools.

Chapter 5 Communication.

Chapter 6 Training and Education.

Chapter 7 Interviewing and Selection.

Chapter 8 Measurement.

Chapter 9 Recognition.

Chapter 10 Service Obstacle System.

Chapter 11 Accountability.

Conclusion.

Index.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 12, 2009

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    Customer service is not brain surgery, but it IS a combination of knowledge, skill and common sense. Organizations that do not hire the right people and train them effectively are missing the boat and deserve to lose customers when they fail to do these basic things. Unleashing Excellnce takes a very pragmatic approach to service and outlines simple steps that organizations can apply to create an atmosphere in which customers are treated with respect and recognized as being valuable to the success of the organization. Yanovich and Snow take the reader through the "DNA" of service and provide a model that any organization can implement. Throughout the book, the message is focused on having leaders and employees work together as a team to accomplish service excellence. Strategies for hiring and training employees, enhancing communication, measuring service success and much more is contained in this book. A definite "must have" for any manager.

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