How Fit Are You To Lead Your Company?

GE’s Jack Welch created “workouts” while he was Chairman and CEO. That was long before I devoted myself to my own physical workouts, sparked by watching older men in my life fall into ill health (sometimes due to their own neglect). It was an intriguing notion. Leaders of a company gathering together to work out the issues and opportunities facing their organization. Asking hard questions. Debating the options. Weighing the validity of those options. Holding one another accountable for the decisions each of them was willing to make. It’s a great example of the peer advantage – the power of a room (a group). No single person is smarter, wiser, more effective than the room full of people devoted to grow, improve and transform.

I know, I know. You’re busy. You don’t have time to work out. You don’t time. Truth is, you make time for the things that matter to you. As a CEO or business owner, it’s your job (your very reason for being) to manage the resources of your organization in ways that maximize the output (the results). Why don’t you do that with yourself? Many reasons I suspect: you think you’re good (or well), you think things will naturally stay the same (or perhaps get better), you don’t want to do it, you don’t truly see yourself as the asset or resource that you truly are…on and on it goes.

Let me challenge you to make your physical fitness and wellness a priority. But also let me encourage you to make your emotional and mental wellness an even bigger priority because that can drive your commitment to your physical health. Working out has broad application. Isn’t it about time you for you to invest in making yourself more fit – in every way – to lead your company?

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