Kirkus Review says: "Headstrong Performance is an expertly crafted debut and is an eye-opening wake-up call for executives who want to take better care of themselves."
This breakthrough book challenges traditional views about business, leadership, and performance by linking the benefits of nutrition and exercise with the power of neuroscience to optimize executive performance.
In today's dynamic business climate, despite technological advances, executives spend more time at work than ever before. Faster-moving markets, shorter deadlines, constant change, and tighter budgets all mean greater pressure and increased energy demands.
Headstrong Performance explores the research behind the deterioration of executive performance as a result of stress mismanagement and reveals the neuroscience behind stress and poor health behaviors commonly witnessed in the workplace. These misguided coping strategies ultimately result in employee disengagement, decreased business performance, and subsequently, a suffering bottom line.
Armed with the latest science, this book provides numerous highly effective health strategies that will enable today's professionals to work toward improved, sustainable business performance-and remain at the top of their game for years to come.
Colin Sampson, senior vice president of SAP, says: "Headstrong Performance is a life-changing message about healthy work-life balance, good nutrition, rest, and regular exercise, all leading to an improvement in performance, individually and as a team. A great way to bring about real, positive, and productive change."
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About the Author
Marcel Daane is a pioneer in integrating health and neuroscience to improve performance in executives, with more than twenty years of coaching experience.
He holds an undergraduate degree in complementary medicine from Charles Sturt University and a postgraduate degree in the neuroscience of leadership from Middlesex University, along with advanced certifications in fitness and performance coaching.
When it comes to determination, focus, and commitment, he learned from the best. His mother was exiled by South Africa but ultimately honored for her courageous stand against apartheid. His own life journey has taken him from military service in naval intelligence, to coaching Olympic and professional athletes, and on to executive and leadership coaching.
Daane's integrated approach to enhanced executive performance has transformed the lives of thousands of business leaders, subsequently helping to improve the performance of numerous multinational organizations across a wide variety of industries.