Bosses Who Exercise Are Nicer To Be Around

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Employees rated supervisors who worked out as less abusive than their sedentary counterparts…(I’ve got an awesome download for you …read this through and then click the download button down the bottom)…
We’ve all heard exercise is good for your physical and mental well being. But a good workout can actually influence the mental well being of others, too…

Bosses who hit the gym tend to be less abusive to their employees. That’s according to a study in the Journal of Business and Psychology. [James P. Burton, Jenny M. Hoobler and Melinda L. Scheuer, “Supervisor Workplace Stress and Abusive Supervision: The Buffering Effect of Exercise”

Researchers asked 98 MBA students who were also employed full-time to rate how their supervisors treated them, by responding to statements like “[my boss] puts me down in front of others.” …

The researchers also had supervisors fill out a different survey, about their stress levels and weekly exercise…

As the authors expected, the more stressed-out supervisors were, the more their employees felt belittled by them…

But the employees felt better about bosses who exercised, whether it was yoga, cardio or weight lifting. And just one or two days a week did the trick…

Exercise didn’t simply melt away the stress—bosses who worked out reported feeling just as much pressure as their sedentary counterparts. Active bosses just spared subordinates the verbal attacks.

So next time you feel like telling your boss to take a hike, it might actually be sound advice!

Acknowledgment for this article goes to Christopher Intagliata.

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One of the most valuable activities you can do as a business owner and sales professional is to build relationships with people. High quality relationships are not built around a desk.

Try this: Identify the biggest 20% of the relationships you have in your business and go out there and talk to them. Get rid of your desk for 14 days and do just that.

Connect up with your top clients/prospects/centres of influence and see what comes of it. I assure you, you’ll get rid of your desk in an instant on the 15th day.

My accountant did just that, except he didn’t wait until the 15th day. He did it on the first day he heard about this lesson.

It’s what I truly admire about him. Many people over-analyseo an idea, and they do that as a habit over many things in their business. As a consequence they delay progress. They become their own worst enemies in moving their business forward.

Here’s what my accountant did:

Despite having a schedule full of client appointments the next day, it didn’t stop him from removing his desk, removing all shelving, removing all cabinets and removing all traces of paperwork. All he had left in the room was his trusty whiteboard on the wall and four chairs.

No desk.

 

 

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Wayne Hutcheson

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About the Author:

Wayne Hutcheson is a Coach of the highly regarded Grow Business Grow Boardroom Program. He works closely with a hand full of clients to help them achieve growth in their business and to enjoy 'guilt-free' time away from their business without it affecting their profitability.
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