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Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Exercise and Leadership

Recent research from the international think-tank Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) shows that regular exercise and effective leadership go hand-in-hand.

In fact, study author and former U.S. Olympic Committee researcher Sharon McDowell-Larsen, Ph.D, says: “executives who exercise are rated significantly higher on their leadership effectiveness than non-exercisers.”

The drawback?

  • In a recent CCL poll of 427 executive, upper and middle managers, 78 percent cited competing priorities and 59 percent not enough time as their greatest challenges to exercise.

BOTTOMLINE: Like anything that takes discipline (diets, personal fitness) - it's not knowing what to do, it's doing it that's the challenge.

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