Fit to Lead: The Proven 8-Week Solution for Shaping Up Your Body, Your Mind, and Your Career

Fit to Lead: The Proven 8-Week Solution for Shaping Up Your Body, Your Mind, and Your Career

by Emmet Thompson, Janet , M.D Tornelli-Mitchell, Charles C. Manz, Emmet C. Thompson
     
 
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

Overview

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.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
As more people search for helpful hints on how to get and stay in shape, these authors offer their blueprint for success, a formula that's been used by hundreds of prominent figures, including President Bush. They base their philosophy on a quote from President John F. Kennedy: "Physical fitness is the basis for all other forms of excellence." The authors have extensive knowledge of the subject: Neck is a management professor, Mitchell served on Bush's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, Manz is a consultant and author and Thompson teaches a course on fitness for executives. While most of their material is meant to inspire people to start exercising, change their diet and overhaul their mind (using mental imagery and self-observation), their underlying message is that if readers get their bodies into shape, their minds will soon follow. And when their minds are sharper, they become stronger leaders. The copious examples of both individuals and companies who have answered the "fit to lead" challenge validate the book's basic premise (e.g., the founder of Domino's Pizza runs four miles a day; Columbia/HCA Healthcare's CEO uses time between flights to jog around airports). Procrastinators will especially benefit from the chapter "No More Excuses," where the authors give rebuttals for every possible exercise excuse. Even the busiest executive who claims she or he has no time to exercise will find a way to change lifestyle here, and while the book is geared towards business executives, workers of all stripes will find it rewarding. (May) Forecast: St. Martin's will send the authors on a seven-city tour to promote the book. That exposure, along with national broadcast, radio and print publicity, may yield strong sales. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
From the Publisher
"The information in this book can help you gain an advantage in achieving your goals, because the more fit you are, the better chance you have to win in the game of life."

—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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780983987673
Publisher:
Carpenter's Son Publishing
Publication date:
06/21/2012
Series:
Big Box, Little Box
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.64(w) x 8.32(h) x 0.52(d)

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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