Modern Franchise Magazine August 2013 - Page 46

franchise leadership The ability to handle it constructively is an important part of resilience - ensuring that the style of resolution is appropriate, given the nature of the conflict and the personality of the other party. 9 Committing to regular exercise may be the single most effective action you can take to lead yourself, your business and your workers through 2013 and beyond. * Learn - Thinking regularly about what lessons can be drawn from your experience strengthens your 'learning muscle' and helps you build resilience. Be yourself - One of the main reasons we fail to change is that the new, improved version isn't actually how we want to be - though we may not be aware of this. You may be determined to enhance your resilience, but you won't succeed if your plan for doing so offends your core identity and values. The most resilient leaders are as self-aware as they are self-confident. ** 5/how-become-resilient/ *** al-activity-guidelines/ 10 In my own experience the single most important factor to resilience is exercise. Harvard School of Public Health recommends: Healthy adults get a minimum of 2-1/2 hours per week of moderate-intensity aerobic activity, or a minimum of 1-1/4 hours per week of vigorousintensity aerobic activity, or a combination of the two. That could mean a brisk walk for 30 minutes a day, five days a week; a high-intensity spinning class one day for 45 minutes, plus a half hour jog another day; or some other combination of moderate and vigorous activity. Doubling the amount of activity (5 hours moderateor 2-1/2 hours vigorous-intensity aerobic activity) provides even more health benefits. Adults should also aim to do muscle-strengthening activities at least two days a week. Exercise will relieve stress, give you more energy and vitality, improve mental health and decision making. Caroline Evans Caroline is Group Managing Director for DemoPlus, Aust &?( ?2?VF??rf6RF?f6R?&?WF??r6?????7V6??6??r??F?R6??W"??W&?W??B7W7F??W"W?W&?V?6R?VGV6FVB?????F??v?F?F?V&?R????W'2FVw&VR???&?WF??r?B?V??&W6?W&6R??vV?V?B?6&???RWf?2?276???FR?&?fW76?????B&?fV?'W6??W72?VFW"v?F??fW"?V'26V???"?VFW'6??W?W&?V?6R?F?f??B?WB??&R???R6?f?7BF?RvV'6?FRC??GG???wwr?FV???W2?6???P??Cb???FW&?g&?6??6R?v???P????????