If we treated our
machinery, or our businesss, like we treat the human body, there would be more
regular breakdowns and bankruptcies...
We draw on our research and
business experience of over 30 years, and we have worked with thousands of
business people, from captains of industry and celebrities to those just
starting out. We have listened to their health issues and looked at their
lifestyles, culture, diet, rest, exercise and recuperation strategies. Few had factored physique health into their
hectic schedule as a successful business tool.
work of leadership or business ownership is stressful and demanding and having
the energy to support these demands requires being fit and healthy as a base criteria.
sits precariously above the doorway of the building, ready to crash down at any
moment, potentially causing great injury to passers-by. Something ought to be
done about this, and something will, since a visible threat of this type
demands immediate action. Everyone understands the potential result of doing –
or not doing - something. Yet still the crowd gathers and swells…
many people in business, and in the workplace, are in a similar situation with
are physically and mentally falling apart. Silently, perhaps, but certainly!
They sleep badly. They eat badly. They drink too much. They exercise too
little. They do not understand how food and stress affect them, and they do not
have the time or inclination to learn. These people are expected to work,
produce and excel. Yet they fall short because they are slowly dying inside.
is the cost to a company and to an economy when a key component fails? When a
machine breaks? What is the cost when an accident happens and the cornice falls?
How many people are crumbling, and how many will be struck by the falling
Companies who spend time and
shareholders money to select and develop senior leaders and teams have a right
to expect their key people to be in the best possible health for that position.
Having an unhealthy leader
can also create instability and uncertainty within an organization.
It's about trust and risk,
and it is about becoming conscious of your body as a vital business tool.
In other words, at one level,
possessing great health is your most important asset, as it becomes more
valuable to you as you age.
At another level, being in
great shape, with abundant vigor and energy, allows you to be more focus-driven
and operate in business at a higher level than your counterparts and
adversaries, giving you greater career longevity, earning capacity and even
greater life expectancy...!
When Speaking Minds was founded in 2007 in New Zealand, little did we envisage that this would grow into an international brand with offices in India and London in less than a decade. We set up the business to share what we had learnt, from the privileges we have had in our jobs – of access to knowledge.
Bringing India to the rest of the world was our driving force.
The dna of our business is genuinely about sharing knowledge with the
world, from thought leaders and experts who are notable achievers in
their field. Raga D'silva quit her highly successful corporate career in
New Zealand in 2007, to set up a dream business of connecting
knowledge, insights, motivation from exceptional talent with the
corporate world, globally.