Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Health Leadership: Be A Mountain-Climbing CEO [by Joe Moore]

“Consider this: Physically active employees take 27 fewer sick days and report 14 to 25 percent fewer disability days than inactive employees. And employees who exercise one or more times per week, regardless of their weight, have lower health care costs than their sedentary co-workers. Business leaders are already becoming personally involved in the effort to promote physical activity and wellness. Take, for example, Lincoln Industries' Chairman and CEO, Marc LeBaron. Every year LeBaron leads Nebraska-based Lincoln Industries' people in a challenging climb up a 14,000 foot Colorado mountain. To qualify for the climb, which includes a paid day off, an all-expense paid Colorado mountain climbing expedition, and transportation...


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