“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.” – M. Twain. Why?
The masses are small-minded. Most are excessively lazy and procrastinate hard tasks for fear of failure. They want quick, easy fixes to life’s problems. Since that is a pipe dream, they stay shackled to mediocrity.
“Things don’t change. We change.” – D. Thoreau
You can have the life of your dreams, fiscal freedom, traveling, be the boss, anything you want. But you must free yourself from the safety and comfortableness of the masses.
Splitting off from the crowd is scary. Even if you hate the crowd, most won’t do it. Most aren’t willing to take off the chains of their alleged security and risk the freedom that comes when you live on your terms.
Mediocrity is easy. Just put forth enough energy to get by without getting screamed at. Most live this way and will always live this way.
Most think that if they are bad at a task, they are bad. Because their self-esteem is tied to the task and its outcome, any failure is evidence they aren’t good enough. This is exactly why they stay chained to “ho-hum”.
If you aren’t willing to fail, you can’t learn from mistakes. If you never learn, you’ll never be free.
“To be normal is the ideal aim of the unsuccessful” – C. Jung
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In Don’t Just Manage—Lead! you’ll learn what it takes to become an effective leader, someone who will help guide and motivate others to achieve success. Art F. Coombs, the Utah based author and CEO, provides the most comprehensive and authoritative account of a true leader’s life and career. Loaded with heartfelt, real life experiences of what it takes to lead thousands of employees, Coombs presents his journey from business student to corporate CEO. With these real-world examples, he shows how true leaders can influence behavior, shape goals, and encourage the very best from others.Buy Now
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Art has also served as executive vice president of business development and strategic initiatives for First-Source; CEO and founder of Echopass Corporation (the world’s premier contact center hosting environment, which was acquired by Genesys for about $110 million); CEO of Sento Corporation; and managing director and VP of European business development for Sykes Enterprises.
Art is a widely-published author of methodologies for BPO/contact centers, outsourcing, customer service, and technical support, and has served in leadership positions at Hewlett-Packard, VLSI Research, and RasterOps.