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Book is prescription for stress relief at top-level positions

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

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ARLINGTON - "Managing Executive Health" prescribes real-world answers for stress at top-level positions. The book—co-authored by UT Arlington's James Campbell Quick—convinces readers that a positive approach to solving the stress that ails these executives.

Dr. Quick, the John and Judy Goolsby Distinguished professor and founding director of Goolsby Leadership Academy, collaborated with his brother, Jonathan D. Quick, a family physician and public health management specialist; Cary L. Cooper, professor of organizational psychology and health, and pro-vice chancellor at Lancaster University; and Joanne H. Gavin, assistant professor of management at Marist College.

The authors first identify what leads to executive stress. In this day of increased scrutiny from shareholders, executives are often sandwiched between those expectations and the critical eyes of employees, too. Then the book takes practical steps toward dealing with it. The book recommends that executives use "physical vigor, psychological well-being, spiritual vitality and ethical integrity" to fight stress.

In the foreword, Dallas banking executive Joseph "Jody" Grant says, "Using the concepts presented by the authors will help your performance at work, while enhancing your health."

Jim Loehr, CEO at the Human Performance Institute and best-selling author of "The Power of Full Engagement," said the book is long overdue.

"Managing Executive Health convincingly builds a well-documented case for the authors' contention that physical health and psychological well-being form the necessary base from which sustained high performance can be successfully realized."

Those aren't the only "names" in the book, though.

Spotlights are used in the book that offer practical advice from some world-renowned experts in various fields. The spotlights read like a Who's Who in the world of business. Some of the spotlights featured are: Rebecca Chopp, president of Colgate University; Indra Nooyi, president and CEO at PepsiCo; Sir Terry Leahy of Tesco; Gerald Arpey, president and CEO at American Airlines; Len Roberts, former chairman and CEO at Radio Shack; Ebby Halliday, founder of Ebby Halliday Realtors; Kenneth Cooper, founder, president and CEO of Cooper Aerobics Center; Condoleeza Rice, U.S. Secretary of State; and John Goolsby, former president and CEO of the Howard Hughes Corp.

Published by Cambridge University Press, "Managing Executive Health" currently is in bookstores.


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