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Uplifting Service: The Proven Path to Delighting Your Customers, Colleagues, and Everyone Else You Meet Hardcover – August 7, 2012
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"Uplifting Service is a much needed breath of fresh air for our troubled times. Service authority Ron Kaufman has distilled his global perspective into a blue print for delighting customers. This is a critical skill now that social media has amplified customer's voices many times over. If you have customers you must read this now." --Stephen M. R. Covey and Greg Link, Bestselling Authors of Smart Trust
"Read this book, apply the steps. Watch your culture transform and your perspective on service change forever. Ron Kaufman has unlocked the mystery of service. Get ready for a magnificent journey into a new world." --Marshall Goldsmith, Bestselling Author of What Got You Here Won't Get You There
"Uplifting Service gets to the bottom of what every great business should be, and then uplifts it. Ron's message is timely and the architecture he provides for building a service culture is timeless. This is a necessary book for every business." --Ann Rhodes, Executive Vice President of Jet Blue and Bestselling Author of Built on Values
"Uplifting Service is one book every leader must read and every service provider should embrace as their guide. Read it, apply it, and then recommend your customers read it. This book will immediately elevate the value of your relationships. I have witnessed and walked on this proven path and have seen the results that follow. Now is the right time for you and your customers to experience this uplifting transformation as well." --Jagdish Ramaswamy, Chief Quality Officer, Wipro
"When it comes to delivering world class service, Ron Kaufman understands two things. First, providing exemplary service is an organization-wide, all hands process, not just smiles over the phone or isolated heroics. Second, he understands how to help organizations internalize this service paradigm until it becomes part of their DNA and their customer loyalty soars. In Uplifting Service, Ron provides a proven and practical roadmap for making this happen." --Richard Whiteley, Bestselling Author of Customer Driven Growth
"Uplifting Service reveals the 'big picture' and the power of service today. Ron Kaufman gives every company the tools to build a client base of Raving Fans!" --Ken Blanchard, New York Times Bestselling Author of The One Minute Manager and Gung Ho!
"I've seen the corporate landscape evolve. And I've seen many aspects remain static - unchanged but not unchangeable. Ron Kaufman shows us how we can evolve with his book, Uplifting Service. This is the ultimate goal: to elevate and rise above yesterday." --Warren Bennis, Bestselling Author of Still Surprised: Memoir of a Life in Leadership
"In Uplifting Service, Ron Kaufman convincingly reveals why the right kind of service can transform your business, and he also provides a detailed and easy-to-follow blueprint. Every CEO, manager and employee who provides service to others should not only read this book, but use it as an ongoing reference." --Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton, Bestselling Authors of The Carrot Principle and All In
About the Author
Ron is a columnist at Bloomberg Businessweek and he has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and USA Today. With powerful insights from working with clients all over the world in every major industry for more than two decades, Ron is an inspiration to leaders and managers in his high-content, high-energy speeches and impactful, interactive workshops. He is rated one of the world’s Top 25 Who’s Hot speakers by Speaker Magazine. Ron is passionately committed to uplifting the spirit of service worldwide.
Top Customer Reviews
Whether you're the CEO, CMO (or even the CFO) of a multinational working to stay at the top of your customer service game, an SVP trying to rein in the bureaucracy that's killing your customer service levels, or a business owner wanting to retain the nimbleness and flexibility your small business has made into a competitive advantage, either way, this book is for you.
Written in a distinctive, enjoyable style, filled with you-are-there case studies, and peppered throughout with immediately actionable advice, you'll find yourself returning to the text over and over, highlighting key concepts and scribbling furiously in the margin (or making notes in your Kindle version).
My advice? Don't just get one copy - buy a copy for every executive in your business who is responsible for customer service. You won't regret it, and it might just revolutionize your business.
Now, with his new best-selling book "Uplifting Service," Ron Kaufman has taken his practical, relevant and actionable lessons to a terrific new level. Far from the academic approach taken by other customer service "experts", Kaufman weaves his lessons through both experience and allegory, best-practice and worst-case, real-world and relatable, memorable scenarios that make the lessons come alive. And isn't the point of lessons to be remembered so they can be acted upon? He is both a master story-teller and well-verse businessman helping the reader to understand, not just the meaning, but the ramifications of both action and inaction.
In "Uplifting Service" Kaufman promises to help readers "delight their customers." I have no doubt that his lessons will result in such a reaction on your company's front-line, but in relating them in this terrific book, Kaufman has succeeded in delighting his readers as well.
David Avrin - The Visibility Coach
Ron Kaufman's work is paramount to transforming the way we think about our Public Service of Education in America. Our K-12 educational system needs to recognize that studying and teaching service, is key to everyone's success, and our collective future.
"Service is your dedication to caring about other people, secure in the knowledge that you get more for yourself when you create for others what they appreciate, respect, and value". ~Ron Kaufman
First, Ron does an exquisite job of melding carefully documented real-world examples with a refreshing touch of self-motivation. That is, be all you can be through the service of others. A compelling charge that carries benefit not only to the reader but any organization on the receiving end of such an initiative.
Second, Ron's thoughtful approach provides a clear and workable blueprint that can be easily implemented, measured and expanded upon. He takes the complex and cooks it down to a memorable path that leads to actionable directives. To make the book further flow are the well-placed observations from his friend, Todd Nordstrom who visits Ron in Singapore and, throughout the book experiences a number of service related "ah-ha's!" first hand that help reinforce key points.
Uplifting Service is truly user-friendly due to Ron Kaufman's ability to integrate no-nonsense business strategies with true-life problem-solving situations and stories that effectively segue with "above and beyond" winning service.
In short, this book is a joy to read as well as experience. Highly recommended!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
One of best book I read on customer service
Practical & to the point that touch customer need
There is a still chance to uplift your service. I had a chance to see Ron during Gazelles Summit 2015 in Dallas, his presentation and now the book made the bigest impact on me in... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Pavel Krepelka
A great book on service for the mankind. Simple yet practical.
If followed on regular basis with rigour, excellence will be the result.
This is one of the best books I have read about services experience. It is factual, it is well written and give to the reader a lots of great ideas and a pathway to really enhance... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Ricardo SG
It is a very useful book .. I kept it in my office as reference to initiate service-related projects, as well as for my training materials. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Raed Abdulla