This blog started as an idea from a design project in grad school to “Reimagine” how we share the Wounded Warrior experience with American society. I was wounded in Iraq in 2004, suffering a severe internal injury. Now I TICK WHEN I RUN. You will read stories on how endurance sports have helped me CRUSH adversity, conquering my injuries both mentally and physically. Physical fitness, especially endurance sports, changes lives for the better. FIRED UP!
The benefits of practicing wellness are well documented. For
leaders being active is important because exercise helps increase energy levels, improves cognitive function, and can improve mood. In the American
Psychological Association article titled The Exercise Effect one psychologist found that "Usually within five minutes after
moderate exercise you get a mood-enhancement effect." Sounds like a good reason to get active and set the example for others.
Leaders set the example for the organizations they lead,
which includes keeping a good attitude.Leaders have to be able to lead themselves by practicing self- awareness
and self-regulation referecne diagram below). These two components of emotional intelligence enable
social awareness and relationship management, which are key to a leaders
ability to influence others.
Ref: Hay Group EI Model
A great way to get active and practice wellness is to join Team Red,White, and Blue and get involved with your local chapter. To learn and
grow as a leader get a coach.
Jonathan is an experienced leader
and coach with a proven record of leading and developing others to perform at
higher levels and improve their overall effectiveness. He has a passion for
learning and developing others to improve as leaders. Jonathan brings lessons
from over 25 years of experience leading in U.S. Army Infantry, Cavalry, and
Armor units in a wide range of assignments, to include leading soldiers in
Iraq, Afghanistan, and Korea. He is a decorated veteran and a recipient of the
General Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award. Jonathan served as a faculty member
at the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY before transitioning
from the Army in 2015. He is a certified Executive Coach and operates his own
leadership coaching business. Check out his website here: http://www.quicksmartsleadership.com