Hacking Customer Success

The post below was originally posted on the ServiceRocket blog and is part of the Helping Sells Radio podcast. There are many approaches to Customer Success. I had a great conversation with Sarah E. Brown and Bill Cushard from ServiceRocket on "hacking Customer Success". I recall some of the approaches I used in various CS leadership … Continue reading Hacking Customer Success

How to Become a Customer Success Leader

I'm going to be very blunt here. Getting my first management role in Customer Success was extremely difficult. It was 10 years after I started in Customer Success that I was eventually promoted to VP. This was no easy or simple feat. The mental punishment I absorbed over the years could have overwhelmed me. It did … Continue reading How to Become a Customer Success Leader

The Fundamental Flaw of Proactive Customer Success

“You want us to do what?” Who here has openly said this or had this run through their head when your manager proposed a new process that would essentially add more work to your already busy day? Don’t deny it – I know you’ve done this. I have done it as well and have been … Continue reading The Fundamental Flaw of Proactive Customer Success

Customer Success Battle Scars: Don’t F@&k Around With Hiring

“I want your job”. Who has been in a leadership position and not heard that at least once from a candidate in response to asking about their career objectives? I was no different when I was younger but I was probably not as brash. I knew early on in my career that I wanted to run … Continue reading Customer Success Battle Scars: Don’t F@&k Around With Hiring

Customer Success Meetings That Inspire

Meetings mostly suck. There, I said it. We all know it's the truth. I've run my share of crappy meetings and I'm well aware of it. It wasn't my intention. It's not an easy task to have great meetings - especially if you're part of a Customer Success team that is growing at a tremendous … Continue reading Customer Success Meetings That Inspire

Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast When it Comes to Customer Success

It’s happening. Your company is hitting that growth trajectory that everyone said would happen. New customers are being added daily and you’re starting to worry if you have the right plan in place to handle everything that is coming at you. Here’s something to keep in mind: culture eats strategy for breakfast. What does that … Continue reading Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast When it Comes to Customer Success