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The Year of Agility

The Year of Agility

Released: January 25, 2022 • Episode #201

This podcast has always maintained that customer experience is one of the best differentiators you can leverage in driving customer loyalty. And there’s yet another piece of research that is proving this assertion, with customers giving companies a clear warning about 2022: “we won’t tolerate bad experiences.” Host Steve Walker welcomes Bruce Temkin, head of the Qualtrics XM Institute, to discuss the results of their "2022 Global Consumer Trends" report.


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It's a Great Time to be a CX Leader

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Released: January 18, 2022 • Episode #200

In the 200th episode of The CX Leader Podcast, host Steve Walker and guests Sonya McAllister and Sean Clayton reminisce on how customer experience has evolved since the podcast began in 2018, how businesses' views and acceptance of CX have changed in those four years, and what customer experience will look like in 2022.

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The State of CX Management

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Released: January 11, 2022 • Episode #199

Fresh into a new year is often a good time to look at how customer experience is progressing within companies. The XM Institute has recently published their report, "The State of CX Management" which examines the CX efforts and maturity of several companies. Host Steve Walker welcomes back Moira Dorsey from the XM Institute to discuss the findings from the report.

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Get Comfortable Saying "Yes"

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Released: January 4, 2022 • Episode #198

Even in an era where self-service options are becoming essential to many companies’ customer experience, the contact center is still a large part of many organizations’ frontline efforts. But how has call center technology adapted to accommodate customer experience, and how aligned is your company's culture to providing the best possible experience for your customers? Host Steve Walker welcomes Steve Bederman from NobleBiz for a discussion on how contact center technology and culture can have a large impact on customer experience.

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The Self-Service Experience

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Released: December 21, 2021 • Episode #197

A new report has found that more people are looking for self-service options to find help with their products and services but many companies' online support and documentation is not able to handle the task. This can create problems for companies offering support and frustration for customers who simple want to find simple solutions for simple problems online. Steve Walker welcomes Gal Oron, CEO of Zoomin, a software company that helps global enterprises turn their documentation into a mission-critical asset that supports every part of the customer journey, for a discussion on why companies should offer self-service options.

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Human Resources: the CX Pro's Partner

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Released: December 14, 2021 • Episode #196

The employee experience is becoming more critical in making certain your company has the best possible customer experience. But there’s one department that is critical in establishing and maintaining an effective EX program: human resources. Host Steve Walker welcomes Dr. Cecelia Herbert, a certified experience management professional and a principal XM catalyst for the Qualtrics XM Institute, for a discussion on the importance of building relationships with human resources to improve the customer and employee experience.

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