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Title:
Fit to lead : the proven 8-week solution for shaping up your body, your mind, and your career
Author:
Neck, Christopher P.
Edition:
First U.S. edition.
Publication Information:
New York : St. Martins Press, [2004]

©2004
Physical Description:
xxiii, 198 pages ; 22 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
Why should you get fit? -- The fit to lead prescription -- No more excuses -- Eating for fitness -- Fit from the inside out -- Creating your fit to lead plan -- Your fit to lead total life makeover -- Becoming a super leader.
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ISBN:
9780312325374
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

A proven program to help busy executives get Fit to Lead.
Are you a leader at work, at the expense of your health? Did you give up exercise after college, and stop watching your diet when you made it to senior partner? Are too little sleep, fast food, and a hectic, catch-up lifestyle all you allow yourself?
This proven, simple program is based on the sound principles that have helped thousands of top executives, including President George W. Bush, get - and stay - in shape. The results are not just looking and feeling better, but performing better on the job, becoming a more effective leader, and inspiring others to follow your lead.


Author Notes

Christopher P. Neck, Ph.D., is an expert on employee and executive fitness
Tedd L. Mitchell, M.D., is the medical director of the Wellness Program at the Cooper Aerobics Center in Dallas, Texas, and is a health columnist for USA Today Weekend
Charles C. Manz, Ph.D., is a speaker, consultant, and award-winning author of fifteen books
Emmet C. Thompson II, D.S.L., is the executive director of the Fit to Lead Institute


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Publisher's Weekly Review

As more people search for helpful hints on how to get and stay in shape, these authors offer their blueprint for success, a formula that's been used by hundreds of prominent figures, including President Bush. They base their philosophy on a quote from President John F. Kennedy: "Physical fitness is the basis for all other forms of excellence." The authors have extensive knowledge of the subject: Neck is a management professor, Mitchell served on Bush's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, Manz is a consultant and author and Thompson teaches a course on fitness for executives. While most of their material is meant to inspire people to start exercising, change their diet and overhaul their mind (using mental imagery and self-observation), their underlying message is that if readers get their bodies into shape, their minds will soon follow. And when their minds are sharper, they become stronger leaders. The copious examples of both individuals and companies who have answered the "fit to lead" challenge validate the book's basic premise (e.g., the founder of Domino's Pizza runs four miles a day; Columbia/HCA Healthcare's CEO uses time between flights to jog around airports). Procrastinators will especially benefit from the chapter "No More Excuses," where the authors give rebuttals for every possible exercise excuse. Even the busiest executive who claims she or he has no time to exercise will find a way to change lifestyle here, and while the book is geared towards business executives, workers of all stripes will find it rewarding. (May) Forecast: St. Martin's will send the authors on a seven-city tour to promote the book. That exposure, along with national broadcast, radio and print publicity, may yield strong sales. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


Table of Contents

Kenneth H. Cooper, M.D., M.P.H.
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Forewordp. xiii
Introduction: Meeting the Challenge of Being Fit to Leadp. xvii
Part I
Chapter 1 Why Should You Get Fit?p. 3
Chapter 2 The Fit to Lead Prescriptionp. 10
Chapter 3 No More Excusesp. 27
Chapter 4 Eating for Fitnessp. 49
Chapter 5 Fit from the Inside Outp. 71
Part II
Chapter 6 Creating Your Fit to Lead Planp. 105
Chapter 7 Your Total Life Makeover: The Eight-Week Planp. 114
Chapter 8 Becoming a SuperLeaderp. 175
Notesp. 193