Présentation de l'éditeur
A five–step strategy for turning a commodity into a necessity
When products and services become interchangeable, price becomes the ultimate determinant for consumers. Indispensable shows businesses how to break out of that cycle by using The Five Drivers–a strategy that takes companies to the next level of performance. Renowned business consultant Joe Calloway looks at how real companies have made their product or service "mission critical," and satisfied customers in the process.
Indispensable goes straight to the heart of the issue and reveals how successful companies–of any size, in virtually any manufacturing, selling, or service endeavor–achieve market leadership through The Five Drivers of fierce customer loyalty. Indispensable shows readers how to:
∗ Create and sustain momentum: overcome organizational inertia and keep moving forward
∗ Develop habitual dependability: make consistency of performance a defining characteristic
∗ Connect continuously
∗ See the Big Picture Outcome: create compelling customer experiences
∗ Engage, Enchant, Enthrall: make magic in the marketplace
With interviews, detailed case studies, and dozens of real–world, effective customer service ideas and initiatives, Indispensable is just what today′s forward–thinking businesses need.
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Praise for 1ndispensable
"I loved this book. Joe continues to teach a practical and powerful road map for a company′s success through personal connecting and service. Read this book and become truly indispensable to your customers."
Fred Wilson Chairman and CEO, Saks Fifth Avenue
"If your key customers don′t think of you as indispensable, they should. In his latest straight–talking book, Joe Calloway tells you why that is true and teaches you what you need to know to make it happen."
Larry Morse President, Quill Corporation
"I hate business books. . . too many graphs, studies, and analysis. They make me work. They make me have to figure out how the information will help me. Not this book. Joe has already done the work so I don′t have to. Joe tells me great stories of real companies full of real people that entertain me while I learn the lesson. He gives me understandable, easy–to–implement lessons that I know I can do. I hate business books, but I LOVE this one."
Larry Winget Author of Shut Up, Stop Whining, and Get a Life
"If you want to run a truly superior business, this book is practical, sensible, down– to–earth advice on providing customer service that will simply separate you from the competition."
Joe Scarlett Chairman of the Board, Tractor Supply Company
"Joe Calloway has provided us with another gift Indispensable. In his book, he takes us on the journey of companies that every day maintain their focus on an ever–ascending, ever–improving path. The journey never ends, but far from discouraging, Joe′s book only adds to the joy and glory of the climb. This is a gift that should be opened and shared and provides a lifetime of opportunities for us all."
Marti Eulberg Executive Vice President, Sales Operations Volvo Cars of North America, LLC