I love teaching. After college, I wanted to teach history and coach wrestling. I got a job offer and was baffled … is this a monthly or annual salary…so confused. From there I quickly assessed my life goals, wimped out and went the entrepreneurial route.
If I were calling the shots, teaching would be the highest paid profession on this planet. They’re woefully underpaid and underappreciated. Teachers teach not for the glitz, money, and fame. They willingly teach because they love kids and want to make a difference.
Do you grasp how dysfunctional many of our youth are these days? I know, not your kids. Seriously, their disrespect and entitlement are shocking. Teachers deal with it every day, stuck in a room with 30 or more.
Parents, I get it, you think Jonny or Sally will illuminate Einstein’s String Theory. Instead of attacking, defending and justifying, say thank you, volunteer, or anonymously donate. How about a gift card inside a note of gratitude?
Teachers, thank you! While I strive to grow profits, you are growing impressionable souls. In the big picture, your work matters far more than mine. Teaching is the one profession all other professions rely on. Your job is more noble and vital than your compensation denotes. My hat is off to you!
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Don’t Just Manage Lead!
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.