When You Demonize Others, There Can Be No Peaceful Resolution

For some, we no longer see political opponents as misguided or wrong; nope, they are evil. They are dangerous and present a threat to all we hold dear.

We see large swathes of humanity as enemies that have to be canceled, crushed, and eliminated.

Our society has become one in which vicious language becomes vicious action. Many think violence is justified when they feel leaders are failing. Once we begin to dehumanize those on the other side, it's a savage path leading to hate, contempt, and more violence.

We must end this cycle if we are to keep humanity advancing. We should rethink how we deal with conflict and foster more open, candid conversations.

We shouldn't fear conflict; democracy relies on it. It is part of our democratic global story. We have differences, we always have and hopefully always will. Differences should not be ignored and erased.

I propose we start by remembering our similarities. We are all humans worthy of dignity and respect.

Shocked or offended by another's opinion? Take a breath, count to 10, remember they have a right to that opinion. You do not have to compromise your values to authentically listen.

It's time we up our listening skills and really communicate. Let's use conflict to compromise and grow rather than demonize and destroy. Let each of us foster peace instead of violence and work together to advance humanity.

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Hard Easy


What if I told you there are two ways to live: Easy Hard or Hard Easy? Would you rather live an easy life now—eat whatever you want, buy whatever your heart desires, avoid the tough conversations that can come with true human connection—and deal with the consequences later?. Or would your life be better in the future—meaning, would you rather be healthier, have financial security,. have better relationships, and have a sense of peace and fulfillment in your life—if you tackled the hard decisions now?


Don’t Just Manage...Lead!

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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.

Human Connection


Today, the world needs human connection more than ever. It needs people who strive for deeper relationships, not just surface recognition, who come at life with the enthusiasm, energy, and excitement that bind people together. These people have a powerful impact on all around them. Leadership guru Art Coombs combines fresh perspectives, profound experience, engaging information, and unforgettable stories into a simple formula that will result in rich connections as you live, laugh, learn, love, and lead those who mean the most to you. Begin today to live the authentic, abundant life you were meant to as you build and shape the connections that change everything.

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During the past twenty-five years, Art has worked in leadership positions with a number of global firms and their call/BPO centers worldwide. Currently president and CEO of KomBea Corporation, Art has served for more than a dozen years developing and marketing tools that blend human intelligence and automation to improve call center phone interactions. 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.