• 78% of consumers say their most satisfying experience occurred because of a capable and competent customer service representative.

  • Employee loyalty builds customer loyalty, which builds brand loyalty. It’s as simple - and as difficult - as that.

  • Change is constant. To implement change you must listen, engage, and empower individuals in the change process.

  • 70% of organizational changes fail and these failures can be traced to ineffective leadership.

  • The number one fear in the world is public speaking. “You” vs. “I” messages are powerful tools for capturing your audience’s attention.

  • No one of us is as smart as all of us – when teams function well, miracles happen.

  • The key to building a culture based on Trust and Personal Responsibility is getting all employees to be committed to the organization’s Vision and the Values That Build Trust.

  • A survey of 350 executives across 14 industries, 68% confirmed their companies experienced unanticipated problems in their change process. – International Consortium of Executive Development Research.

  • 85% of business leaders agree that traditional differentiators alone are no longer a sustainable business strategy.

  • It is estimated that 80% of mergers and acquisitions that occur today fail to meet initial expectations.

  • The great thing in this world is not so much where we are, but in what direction we are moving. Oliver Wendell Holmes

  • If you want 1 year of prosperity, grow rice. If you want 10 years of prosperity, grow trees. If you want 100 years of prosperity, grow people. – Chinese Proverb

  • Learn something every day. Never stop learning.

  • "High performing organizations are constantly focusing on improving their capabilities through learning systems, building knowledge capital and transformational learning throughout the organization.” - Ken Blanchard

  • Effective coaching is a key method for increasing productivity and profitability in an organization. Recent studies have shown that 85% of the workforce wants holistic coaching so that they can continually improve and grow.

  • Personally, I am always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught. Winston Churchill

  • People are the core strategic asset. To be successful, a company must listen, involve, encourage, nurture, support, empower, and reward all its constituencies.

  • Corporations can work five times harder and spend five times more money to gain new customers, or they can keep the ones they have.

  • The quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor. Vince Lombardi

  • The key to keeping customers satisfied and loyal is to value and train employees while making them an integral part of corporate success.

  • It costs 10 times more to gain a new customer than it does to keep an existing customer.

  • Companies Don’t Solve Problems.
    People Do.

  • Leadership IQ being equal, it is believed emotional intelligence – how we manage ourselves, our emotions and the emotions of others – accounts for 85 – 90% of what separates the most outstanding leaders from their peers.

  • First, people don’t grow and change much unless they’re in a supportive environment where people know what they want to do and encourage them to do it.

  • The brighter you are, the more you have to learn.

  • 50 – 70% of how employees perceive their organization can be traced back to the actions of one person – the leader.

  • Leadership is being the best you can be, and helping others be the best they can be.

  • 25 of every 27 customers who have a bad experience fail to report it because they don’t believe anything will change.

About Us

Our Book

The source of the most powerful form of marketing— word of mouth—is within the walls of every company. It’s called loyalty, and successful leaders know its value.

Drawing on more than 25 years as an expert in the field, author Dianne M. Durkin shows you how to build a loyalty-driven organization from the inside out, based on this deceptively simple formula: Employee loyalty drives customer loyalty, which drives brand loyalty.

Durkin’s new book, THE LOYALTY ADVANTAGE outlines the five essential steps to building the Loyalty Advantage process, shows CEOs and mid-level managers how they can make or break a loyalty initiative, and provides a guide for managing in times of large-scale change or crisis.

THE LOYALTY ADVANTAGE features case studies from some of America’s most-admired and best-managed companies—including Amgen, Best Buy, Green Mountain Coffee, KitchenAid, Kronos, Southwest Airlines, Tiffany, Timberland, and Whole Foods. Packed with proven methods for translating allegiance into bottom line results, this timely and practical book shows the power of loyalty in action!

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