Exercise!  Your life depends on it. So does your leadership.

A.A. Milne, the creator of Winnie the Pooh, once wrote, ‘A bear, however hard he tries, grows tubby without exercise.’

In that regard, you and I are no different than bears. If we want to stay lean as leaders, we must exercise both physically and mentally.

The leaders I respect the most are the ones who are “fit” to lead. They take care of themselves in every way.

How about you?  Do you discipline yourself to exercise your body 3-4 times per week? Do you have a consistent time of reading and study to stretch your mind?

If you answered no to either of those question, you are on your way to “tubby.” Tubby might be attractive on a storybook teddy bear, but on a leader it is just … tubby. Not cool!

Focus on your mental and physical fitness this week. Your integrity and influence are on the line!



Which one do you struggle with the most to include in your schedule … mental or physical fitness?