Podcast EP 12 – Survival Horror at Work

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Does your job feel like a survival horror game?

Do your co-workers remind you of zombies, or your boss conjure up visions of a murderous lunatic? Then you need to listen to this episode.

And probably find a new job.

In this episode I talk about:

  • What happens when work feels like Silent Hill or Resident Evil.
  • How great leaders inspire others, per Simon Sinek (Leaders Eat Last)
  • And I reveal the one idea that can change your customer service efforts FOREVER! (No, the customer is NOT always right!)

What do you want to hear in a future episode of the ClassicallyTrained podcast?

Leave a comment below or email me at Jon@ClassicallyTrained.net

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