Leadership Tip

How to be fit for business

We sit for an average of 9.3 hours a day. A slew of studies have shown just how unhealthy that is, linking it to heart disease, obesity, and cancer. So next time you need to meet with a colleague, don't book a conference room. Take a walk. Aside from the much-needed exercise, there are numerous benefits:

  1. Having a common goal. There's something about being side-by-side that puts the problem or ideas before you and allows you to work on them together. You may even be able to listen better when you're walking next to someone rather than sitting across a table.
     
  2. Increased focus. The simple act of moving means your mobile device is more likely to stay put away and you can give your undivided attention. Not everyone will take you up on this offer, but even if you make just a few of these kinds of appointments a week, you - and your body - will be better off.

The above leadership tip...
was sent in response to a question from a participant on our acclaimed 10/10 leadership development and mentoring programme. Whether you're a first time manager or an experienced leader, straightforward, practical advice on best practice is hard to find. Until now. To find out how you, your team or your organisation can benefit, please contact us.

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