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Business Productivity Strategies for Success (Collection) by Daniel Silvert, Merrick Rosenberg, Mark I. Woods, Jerry Weissman, Martha I. Finney, Trapper Woods

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Truth 13. Your health may be compromising your leadership effectiveness

Put yourself in this hypothetical situation for just a minute. You’re considering two excellent candidates for a critical job opening. They’re equally qualified, brilliantly talented. Only here’s the problem: One is in top shape. The other is straining at the buttons. Just the exertion of sitting down causes Candidate 2 to break a sweat.

Come on, tell the truth. You’d pick Candidate 1, wouldn’t you? No one wants to discriminate, of course. But all else being equal, a solid business argument can be made for choosing the seemingly healthier one. You could possibly be wrong, but you might be able to point to lower predicted healthcare costs as a really good reason to be selective ...

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