Can leaders thrive to their full potential without physiological and emotional health?
All organizations and research-based leadership competencies profiles have one thing in common: they promote trainable knowledge and skills – competencies that can be learned habits. But here’s the issue. These aptitudes may provide leaders with the tools to be operationally effective, but not biologically prepared.
The desired outcome of effective leadership has traditionally focused on maximizing workers’ attraction, retention, and productivity and mitigating their risk of physical illnesses, disabilities, accidents, and mental injuries.
In our thought provoking piece titled: Physiological and emotional health: The forgotten competencies for effective leadership, my colleague, Dr. Bill Howatt and I, highlight the present necessity for every employer to anticipate and ensure that their leadership core competencies profile is anchored on the foundation of physiological and emotional health.
ELAINE CHIN, M.D., M.B.A. FOUNDER, CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER North American trailblazer in Precision Medicine. Founder of Executive Health Centre, a Medical Wellness and Anti-Aging Clinic. Medical expert on CitylineTV and in Good Housekeeping Magazine’s GH Institute.