Jan 29, 2019
Today’s episode is all about how you can use wellness in the workplace to boost productivity. But, even if you are not a manager or leader at work, I want you to listen to this because 1) you might have a leader in your life who needs to hear this message. And 2) because we are all leaders, whether it’s leading our families or leading committees at our kids’ schools or participating as volunteers at church or other community organizations.
You’re trying to lead a team. You have products to develop, projects to deliver, and budgets to hit.
But, you have a huge problem.
Energy is low and your team is not performing. Their communication is in the dumps, and they are competing against each other when they should be collaborating.
They are making outrageous commitments that, despite working long hours, will ultimately disappoint the client. Morale is low, and there’s no passion for the work they are doing. Your head is pounding from beating it against your desk in frustration. How will you ever get your team back on track?
If your team’s communication is coming up short… if they are missing deadlines, lacking energy and their work isn’t in sync like a Rockettes kick line, it’s time to try something unconventional. You’re not going to see overnight changes, but if you have the patience to stick with me, you will see a transformation in the culture where you work.
How are you going to do it? You’re going to power up the energy, engagement and enthusiasm with the ultimate team-building activity—training together for an endurance event.
Tune in to this episode where I 1) explain why this works 2) tell you why you should care about workplace fitness and 3) go over 5 questions to ask yourself to know if you should be doing more to build relationships and 4) share some tips for getting started.
Links and book titles shared in the podcast:
Beth Sunshine's post, on theCenter for Sales Strategy blog.
John Ratey's High Performance Institute article.
Leaders Eat Last by Simon Sinek
My offer for leaders:
I would love to connect to discuss what your needs are related to workplace wellness. I am available for in person or video chat lunch and learns, interactive workshops and group workouts. And, I can help your entire team train for a 5K, 10K or half marathon. Contact me at CoachKim@THEPowerofRun.com
About the Podcast Host:
Coach Kim explores topics that will help you power up your life so that you can design a life you love. If you are ready to think, feel, train and live like a champion, tune in for expert interviews and real talk that will give you the tools and courage you need to chase your dreams.
Coach Kim Peek is a fitness and real-food enthusiast who is also a theater-mom, dog-mom and breast cancer survivor. Kim has a number of coaching certifications including: ACE Certified Group Fitness Instructor, USA Track and Field Level 1 Coach, USA Triathlon Level 1 Coach and Healthy Running. She is certified to teach a variety of fitness formats, and is constantly studying movement, motivation and other wellness topics to unlock success secrets for her audience. Kim is also a Breast Cancer Exercise Specialist and a Functional Aging Specialist.
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