Fit to Lead: The Proven 8-Week Solution for Shaping Up Your Body, Your Mind, and Your Careerby Emmet Thompson, Janet , M.D Tornelli-Mitchell, Charles C. Manz, Emmet C. Thompson, Janet Tornelli-Mitchell
The health benefits of getting and staying in shape are well established. But few people realize that getting fit can also help them excel at work, be better leaders, and perform daily tasks with more energy, focus, and creativity. Written by a team of leading fitness experts at the renowned Cooper Wellness Program, FIT TO LEAD brings together the latest research on how leaders can get and stay in shape for life. Filled with practical suggestions, success stories from top-level clients, and insights from leaders that include past Presidents, the book represents a realistic, easy-to-follow, and life-changing plan to help achieve body fitness, nutritional fitness, and mental fitness. Features include: A customize eight-week plan that includes simple stretching, endurance, and strength-training routines. Advice on creating a satisfying. healthy diet plan and overcoming the perils of the on-the-go eating. Techniques for setting goals, visualizing success, and learning other keys to mental fitness and effective self-leadership, as well as "Superleadership" of others. This proven, step-by-step program will return rewards for a lifetime, helping readers feel great, prosper in the workplace, and perform to their true potential.
Frank Beamer, head football coach, Virginia Tech Hokies
"Fabulous book! I'm truly impressed by the straight-to-the-point information that helps sift through all the diet and nutrition myths. I would recommend Fit to Lead to all executives or anyone with a busy schedule. Clearly, this book offers the right ideas for becoming fit, staying healthy, having more energy...all of which create better productivity!"
Sherry Ann Petta, president and founder, Especially Specialities, Inc.
"Reading Fit to Lead won't do a damn thing for you. Read and follow it, and you will take control of your life, both physically and mentally, forever."
Arnold J. Kleiner, president and general manager, KABC-TV
"There's no doubt about it. The more fit I am, the more productive I am. If I'm exercising regularly and eating right, then I can better handle the stressors that I have to face every day as a busy executive. Fit to Lead truly contains a detailed program to help me achieve the optimal level of fitness necessary to be a top performer."
Charles J. Barnard, senior vice president, southwest, regional director, Corporate Real Estate, Bank of America
"Finally, here's a book that acknowledges the vital link between fitness and leadership. Fit to Lead is a must-read for leaders of all organizations, and at all levels, from the mail room to the executive suite. The insights and practical advice provided are sure to improve the quality of life, not only for every reader, but also for the organizations they lead."
Robert E. Ashcraft, director and associate professor, Center for Nonprofit Leadership and Management, Arizona State University
Meet the Author
Christopher P. Neck, PH.D. is currently an Associate Professor of Management at Arizona State University. Tedd L. Mitchell, M.D. is the President of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Charles C. Manz, PH.D. is the Nirenberg Chaired Professor of Business Leadership at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Emmet C. Thompson, II, D.S.L. is a researcher, educator, business owner, and motivational speaker. Janet Tornelli-Mitchell, M.D. is a Physician Member of the Medical Board for the State of Texas.
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