The Red Queen effect from Alice in Wonderland states that “it takes all the running you can do to keep in the same place”. Ergo, if we want to get ahead of “the pack”, we need to be fitter than the rest.
I’ve previously written about IQ, EQ and SQ and how they inter-relate.
Now there is FQ – the fitness quotient.
It is common fact that managers and MBA students under pressure to perform confuse their life-balance in favor of work or studying – especially in times of pressure. But it seems like the times of pressure seem to be more and more the norm. We have to run faster and faster just to stay in place, much less evolve, or develop or advance forward. Uff…
So, we work too hard. Neglect our family, friends, hobbies – and, well, ourselves. We take up bad eating habits, sleep too little and reduce the much needed physical exercise. Until one day we look down and observe our chest down around our waist like a life-preserver.
Get ready. In St. Gallen, we are about to change these nasty little patterns and habits. We are going to start exercising, running, spinning, doing arobics TOGETHER as a team several times a week. And you will see that you will get your strength back, sleep better and eat better as a consequence. The adrenaline and endomorphins which will be released will make you happy and energize you. You’ll see.
In order to “master tomorrow’s challenges” as the MBA mission states, we are going to help you get in shape. Stay tuned: it all starts in November!