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Greg Alcorn

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Lessons from Bob Lynch

Robert “Bob” Lynch, Jr. passed away last week.  He was instrumental in the growth of three companies in the telecommunications industry.  Bob was an original investor in SOMAR in the 1980s. After retiring from a box manufacturer, he joined SOMAR as an advisor and our site selector during a time of explosive growth. In 1996, SOMAR was merged with several companies to become Telespectrum.   Bob continued to provide real estate options for the parent company, while remaining loyal to the hometown SOMAR team in Salisbury.  In 2001, Global Contact Services was founded with many of the SOMAR managers and Bob joined the “band”.  Again, Bob was the go-to resource for selecting communities having the GCS profile of professional, friendly and meaningful partners.   In business terms, Bob’s impact was staggering.  Over twenty communities selected, over 7,000 jobs created and over $1 Billion of economic contribution.  His leadership impact was also significant.  He practiced patience with his younger colleagues, provided timely wisdom and never said ‘no’ to a road trip.  I conservatively estimate logging over 10,000 miles of “windshield” time with Bob. His insight and stories will live on.   Bob Lynch will be remembered for his dry wit, calming demeanor and can-do attitude.  RIP Bob Lynch.   Bob Lynch and his wife Mary Nell at a GCS function.

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GCS supports ApSeed in NYC!

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Lessons on Leadership  |  soft skills

The Power of Habit and Mentorship

Global Contact Services CEO Greg Alcorn recently had the chance to chat with Stephen Woessner, CEO of Predictive ROI and host of the Onward Nation podcast. 

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Lessons on Leadership  |  Podcast  |  soft skills training

Learn My 3 Powerful Soft Skills in 3 minutes

If you have 3 minutes, I’ll share 3 powerful communication skills from my recent podcast on Thrive Loud with Lou Diamond.

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Contact Center Management  |  call center consulting  |  call center outsourcing

4 Great Questions Before Switching Your Contact Center Vendor

At GCS, we evaluate each new program with an understanding of what problems you encounter with your current outsourced contact center or call center program. We often hear, “Oh yeah, I wish I had considered that before I signed the contract.” The best way to avoid making a mistake again is to think about these factors before it is time to renew.

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Contact Center BPO  |  Contact Center Management  |  Public vs Private Contact Center  |  outsourced call centers

Public vs Private in Call Center Outsourcing: David vs Goliath(s)

Public companies live in dog years.  Well, almost. Dogs age seven years per calendar year.  Public companies live FOUR, sometimes painful, quarters per calendar year.  Before starting GCS, I was a public company division President and vowed NEVER to live that life again.  Every quarter was stressed with “making numbers”, “showing growth”, “getting wins”. Dog years!!

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