It is easy to assume that, because exercise is beneficial to one’s health, more is better. Similarly, one may believe that the more intense one’s positive personality traits are, the more effective leader he or she will be. Himelhoch and Raymond’s book examines the influence of exercise habits and personality on leadership behaviors, using a curvilinear lens, and demonstrates a Goldilocks Paradox. Too much of a good thing can be a bad thing, and this research helps us understand what levels are best.
~Allan Afuah, PhD, Professor of Corporate Strategy and International Business, The Ross School of Business, The University of Michigan
Understanding factors that contribute to effective leadership is important knowledge for developing and improving leaders. This thought-provoking work explores relationships between leisure exercise habits and leadership styles and considers some interesting hypotheses that are relevant across many fields.
~Beth A. Smith, PT, DPT, PhD, Assistant Professor of Research, Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy, University of Southern California
|Publisher:||MindBodyMed Press, LLC|
|Product dimensions:||7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.51(d)|
About the Author
Dr. Carol's first book "Transformational Leadership and High-intensity Interval training" was an exploratory study of how leaders who participate in high-intensity interval training perceive the influence of HIIT on their leadership styles. She is back at it again, this time in a quantitative follow-up study of 189 leaders at all managerial levels, and at all levels of exercise from none at all to very high intensity. Her follow-up study also includes subordinate perceptions of their leaders to minimize leader self-report biases. Her recent research culminates in the discovery of nuanced factors in the relationship between exercise and leadership.
Dr. Mary Antonaros Raymond earned her PhD at the University of Michigan in 2010. She is an Associate Professor of Professional Communication and Coordinator of the Professional Communication Major at Siena Heights University.
She has conducted research as well as published and presented papers on topics related to leadership for over 14 years, with special emphases on gender differences in leadership style and the influence on leader effectiveness as well as the influence of exercise on leadership styles and leader effectiveness.