conversation about maximising value from customer insight

Your biggest achievements just might come from self-awareness

Continuing our focus on your thinking environments & personal development, let’s turn to the topic of self-awareness. Not just in my own coaching & mentoring work, but also in my own experience of practicing mindfulness, time and again I have seen the power of improved self-awareness. Yet, especially without a coach or mentor to work with, many leaders struggle to know where to start. Too much of our working lives.. Read More

How to reboot your thinking after a summer vacation

Do you have plans for events to attend this autumn? Are they ones that will help you stay on top of the developments in Customer Insight broadly, or Data & Analytics in particular? How will you reboot your thinking after a relaxing break in the sun? If you don’t yet have plans for that ‘back to school‘ time, after summer holidays, we can help. Customer Insight Leader is going to be looking.. Read More

Is your way of working hindering your performance?

Mindfulness has been all the rage in recent years. Numerous leaders have come out to praise the benefits of ‘being present‘. But are you aware of your current way of working really hindering your performance? In the book review for ‘Happier’, I’ve shared how Tal Ben-Shahar advises using an hourly chime to interrupt your day. So that you can ask yourself whether or not you are still focussed on your priorities. It’s a good.. Read More

Your goals for 2016, keeping focussed on value & growth

Thanks to all of you who participated in this year’s annual survey of Customer Insight goals. Looking at the results, the first thing that strikes me is the similarity of results to the ones you chose last year. So, there is definitely a theme of consistency. It seems many of you continue to be prioritising making a measurable commercial difference in your businesses and investing in your own leadership ability. Alongside.. Read More

What are your goals for Customer Insight success in 2016?

It’s that time again, when we ask for your goals for Customer Insight success this year. Last year, you voted fairly consistently for two priorities to deliver in 2015. First, was a measurable commercial difference in your business that could be attributed to Customer Insight, e.g. demonstrate value-add. Second, was to make time for your own leadership development, or as Stephen Covey would put it, “Sharpen the Saw”. Both these made good.. Read More