Become a great leader through fitness

Jody Victor‘s crew found this concept intriguing.

The two concepts are not mutually exclusive. According to Jennifer Cohen in her blog post on Forbes.com and author of upcoming book “Strong is the New Skinny: How to Eat, Live, and Move to Maximize Your Power”.

In her blog post she outlines some key points about how fitness can make you a better leader:

1. It establishes discipline.
2. It builds self confidence and self esteem.
3. It activates strong will.
4. It keys us in to goal setting and achievement.

Her book tells how to maximize potential, train your brain, add muscle, enhance flexibility, get rid of fat. She has a program called the Strong Seven – 7 days of 7 power foods. This book will be available September 16, 2014.

Are you a “born” leader?

In “Leadership: Nature or Nurture?“, Gwen Moran elaborates on whether or not leaders come about by heredity or through life experience. She talks about some studies that say about a third of what it takes to be a leader is inherited but the majority is not. The skills that are sought out are:

Intelligence.
Being born into a smart family gives you an edge.

Ability to solve problems.
This can be developed through schooling and nurturing parents.

A take-charge personality.
This can be a question of extroversion vs. introversion.

Discipline.
Are you in control? Can you delay gratification?

~ Jody Victor