Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Leadership and Wellness


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.

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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 

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