38A Healthy You

Bring Energy to Your Work

C’MON, YOU KNEW this was coming. A book about leadership development is not complete without this chapter; it must cover the “body” part of mind, body, and spirit, right? So far, we’ve explored various techniques and ideas for developing yourself as a leader—things to know, do, and believe that will help you lead with more confidence and style. But now we need to address your physical well-being. So here goes. I’m going to ask the awkward question: “How healthy are you?” There, it’s out there. Now it’s time to deal with it!

There’s plenty of research that indicates people are more efficient and productive at work when they feel good physically. Seems obvious, right? For example, a landmark study, published ...

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