After building a number of high performing customer success organizations, I've outlined the foundational elements of customer success.
To quote Ferris Bueller, "Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it." Most of the leadership podcasts and articles I've looked at lately stress the need to reflect on what you've done and be very mindful about you are going to do. Setting aside... Continue Reading →
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 →
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 →
“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 →
“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 →
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 →
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 →