Dr Michael & Prof Juliette Mc Gannon have put together knowledge wisdom and experience that will change your life for the better. You will be healthier and happier after reading this remarkable book.” Dr Ichak Kalderon Adizes, PhD.
CEO/President, Adizes Institute
“Successful people master their jobs and their organisations, but have they learned to be masters of themselves? Based on decades of work with senior executives around the world and the latest science, this book provides a refreshing and practical guide to help successful, busy people master their body, mind and spirit. Reading it will put you on the road to a happier, longer and more fulfilling life.” Professor Peter J. Williamson, Professor of International Management, University of Cambridge (UK).
Время. кажется, сжимается и бежит все быстрее и быстрее. Мы стараемся следовать за ним, решать множество задач, тем самым все сильнее нагружая наш мозг, часто забывая о том, что мы – это не только голова. От такого ритма страдает наше тело, мы не можем контролировать эмоции и то, что кажется эффективным, приносит все меньше радости. Книга Джульетты и Майкла МакГеннон помогает понять, что все в человеке взаимосвязано: тело, мозг и душа. Невозможно почувствовать себя цельной личностью без ощущения этого единства. Через все главы они последовательно проводят нас к познанию и совершенствованию себя , тем самым помогая нам стать более успешными и счастливыми. Professor Elizabeth Sadova, Skolkovo
Clock is ticking faster and faster. We are trying to catch up with the multitude of tasks, loading our mind more and more. Very often we forget that we are not only the brain. Speeding up we overload our body, it is difficult to control emotions, anger, stress, we are getting less efficient and life is bringing less and less joy. The book of Juliette and Michael McGannon helps us understand uniqueness of a human being, interconnection of mind, body and spirit. Through the whole book authors are leading us in mastering ourselves, thus helping to become more successful and happy. Professor Elizabeth Sadova, Skolkovo, Moscow
“Want to balance health and sanity? No better source of advise could come your way than from Juliette and Michael McGannon. They have worked for decades with managers from all over the world, and have built a unique insight into how to learn endurance, resilience, and have fun while doing so. This book is a treasure trove of wisdom”. Jonathan Story, Doctor Honoris Causa at IEDC, Bled School of Management, Slovenia
This brilliant book is based on cutting edge medical science, the ancient wisdom of the hunter, and long-standing experience in helping people. I have seen Michael and Juliette in action with senior executives from around the world and I am amazed at how effectively they have brought what they do in their live workshops into a book of hands-on-wisdom for anyone interested in health, vitality, and well-being. How we make choices is the key to maintain a healthy mind, body, and spirit. Life is a gift and how we live that gift is based on those choices. Through this book, Michael and Juliette are partners in helping in making those choices. Reading this book can change your life! Professor George Kohlrieser, Ph.D. Professor of Leadership IMD in Lausanne Switzerland, and author
Dr. McGannon has cracked the code on the delicate balance of a demanding work schedule and an effective exercise philosophy. I have implemented so many of their common sense approaches to healthy living, exercise, and diet while in my fast paced career. Grant L. Cambridge, Vice President, Capital Research, (USA)
I first met Michael and Juliette in the 1990’s at INSEAD. Not only did I become a keen follower of their advice, but our families became close friends, and many of my colleagues also became ‘disciples’. Michael and Juliette practice what they preach, and their own enthusiasm for a healthy but balanced lifestyle has always been conveyed with passion and generosity to their readers and course participants. I recommend their book, and their health management courses, without hesitation. Michael Whitehead, senior manager Cathay Pacific Airways, Polar Air Cargo, and Air Astana
Без преувеличения могу сказать, что встреча с Майклом Мак Гэнноном навсегда изменила мою жизнь. Развитие несложных привычек, таких, например, как выпить два стакана воды за 20 минут до еды или пройтись 15 минут после еды, за два года привели к радикальному изменению моего образа жизни. Оправдание – у меня нет на это времени больше не работает. При этом советы Джульетты и Майкла подходят для любого самого занятого человека. И, главное, они работают. Maxim Krayushkin, CEO, Bigitex, LLC, Moscow
It is not an exaggeration to say that my meeting with Michael Mc Gannon had changed my life forever. Developing a few small habits like drinking couple of glasses of water 20 minutes before each meal or walking 15 minutes after each major meal has changed my way of life radically over the period of two years. The common justification I have no time for that is not working anymore. Juliette and Michael advices work for anyone no matter how busy he or she is. And the most important thing is that they work. Maxim Krayushkin, CEO,
Эту книгу важно прочитать каждому, кто хочет в круговерти бизнес будней найти свой баланс, обрести гармонию взаимоотношений и найти путь к себе. На меня это книга произвела большое впечатление, в каждой истории я увидела что-то о себе, и о людях, с которыми я работаю каждый день. Живем ли мы так, как хотим? Делаем ли мы в жизнь самые главные вещи? Как сохранить самое главное – здоровье и взаимоотношения? Уверена, что вы найдете для себя ответы на эти вопросы, прочитав эту книгу. Анна Славнова, PwC
It is important to read this book for anyone who is looking for a balance, trying to find a harmony in relationships and a way to yourself in
whirlwind of everyday business life. I was really impressed by this book, I each story I found something about myself and about people I am working with.
Do we leave the live we want? Do we do the most important thing things in our life? How to keep healthy and to save relationships?
I am sure you will find answers to your questions in this book. Anna Slavnova, Senior Director, PwC , Moscow
This book is your complete guide to Happiness! Backed up with 30+ years of research and teaching in top universities, Michael and Juliette share with the reader the know-how of fulfilling life. They key concept of Body-Mind-Spirit is so simple and genius! The book is very practical, with real life examples and full of scientific findings you can trust.
Эта книга – самый полный путеводитель к Счастью! Майкл и Джульетта делятся с читателем ноу-хау полноценной жизни, основанное на более, чем 30-летнем исследовании и преподавательской деятельности в лучших университетах мира. Ключевая мысль: Тело-Разум-Дух – проста и гениальна! Книга очень практична, с реальными примерами из жизни и в ней много научных выводов, которым можно доверять.
Stas Medvedev, Director, PwC , Moscow
“Michael and Juliette are quality of life savers. They will make you realize urgency and bring you the tools to address health challenges executive do face. They will demystify for you the pseudo health information you get submerged with by press and media and give you a set of simple keys for a more balanced and healthier life.”
Daniel Meyer, Senior Maznager, Covestro, (formerly, Bayer Material Science), Germany
It is pretty frightening just how quickly time passes and not paying attention to some very important signals can result in some pretty traumatic events in life and work, and yet being able to understand the signs and harness the strengths of Body, Mind and Spirit can make such a dramatic difference to the way we live, work, relax and interact with family, friends, colleagues and others. I have been through 2 cycles of the Leadership Health Challenge with Michael McGannon. The first cycle I listened but did not hear, and I did the same to my mind and body, but the second cycle resulted in significant change because I heard, saw, read and understood what I could do to help myself, and change my life and the role I play in family, work, social and other contexts. My Self-Mastery, 24 weeks to the Top of Your Game is the latest book on health and vitality and performance written by Michael and Paulette McGannon, describing a clear, achievable approach to managing key components of Body, Mind and Spirit – even for the busiest people, with the busiest of lives! Covering fitness of mind and body, nutrition and emotional control, and much more, this is a book you will read over and over again, reference often, share with family and friends, use to provide the pathway to better living and working and spending time with those we love most. Brett Marshall, Country Manager, Zuellig, Singapore
” The McGannons have run a Leader’s Health Programme (LHP) at INSEAD for the past 20 years with remarkable results. have a know-how and contagious enthusiasm that has changed my life. Thousands of participants at INSEAD have greatly appreciated Dr. McGannon’s first book, The Urban Warrior’s Book of Solutions, and their second book, Fit for the Fast Track, is a beautiful marriage between American science and French savoir vivre. With their third book, The Business Leader’s Health Manual, the McGannons provided me with a 360° fitness perspective insight and helped me build even stronger personal momentum. Since meeting them, I have quit smoking and found the motivation to run 7 marathons. Don’t have a triple heart bypass at 50 . . . . read their newest book!
Prof JC Larreché, A.H. Heineken professor of Marketing at INSEAD and author of the best selling The Momentum Effect. (This book is all about harnessing every minor success, and analysing every mistake and using them to full advantage to bring maximum value to both the business and the customer. The same principles must apply to you in whatever fitness quest you have chosen. In your case you must create value for both your physical being and your mental wellness. Only when you can find a quest which brings optimal results for your body and your mind at the same time will you begin to develop momentum in what you do which drives you further and further.)
“Ultimately success in business is about optimising performance and gaining competitive edge. Its about being agile and manageing change more effectively than others. Its about being resilient, both physically and emotionally in order to deal with the unprecedented demands which business leaders currently face. Its about being clever , learning fast, and learning from the work of others where this can improve personal performance. People are our firm’s core asset and their health is a matter of great concern for us. Dr. and Mrs. McGannon’s program allows us to ensure that our people are proactive in managing their health and the many pressures facing them in today’s business environment. The program is central to the culture and values of our firm. Commitment to the program’s action points ensures a better quality of life. Our people really enjoy it and have benefited significantly from it. That is why the work of Mike and Juliette McGannon is so important. For twenty years they have helped countless Business Leaders achieve success by optimising their personal effectiveness. While their message has always been very clear ,and uncompromisingly persuasive, it is now grounded in years of extensive research and insightful experience. The kind of experience that makes a difference. The kind of experience that is capable of giving Business Leaders that competitive edge.”
Paul Hennessy, Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Ireland
“Leadership is one of these great journeys into your own soul. As we only go around once in life, my voyage thus far has showed me how important the partnership between body & soul , and in maintaining our optimum physical( health) and well being . Islamic knowledge and medicine has so importantly highlighted this in the scripture . The body has its rights and its demands upon us. But what worth does the body have without the ( awakened) soul! This book (The Business Leader’s Health Manual) by Michael and Juliet is a great contribution to the study of leadership & health and will add appreciably to reader’s knowledge on this important topic”
Mr. Waleed Al Banawi, Vice Chairman, Banawi Industrial Group, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
“Leadership and Management…what does that mean? Too many people seem to manage everything but themselves – otherwise how do you explain the world’s obesity crisis? Four months into implementing changes based on Michael’s lectures my body fat dropped by xy kg, triglycerides are down 43% and HDL is up 30%. My TGs/ HDL ratio went from 3 to 1 – if you don’t know what that means and how to do it it’s time to pick up this book and start managing yourself.”
Stefan Heitmann, General Director, Zuellig Pharma Vietnam
Juliette and Michael are effectively taking a holistic approach to health as a key element of the long term effectiveness of executives. Any leader in today’s hectic world has to balance work and life demands as well as sustain a sound level of both mental and physical health. Juliette and Michael succeed in introducing pragmatic and simple concepts to executives, getting high powered managers to confront with their lifestyles centering around busy schedules. Our organization has invited Michael several times to train and educate our senior executives across Asia and all participants have taken away relevant learning’s from these session either from an emotional and physical health point of view. I am impressed to see a number of our key executives following through on their learnings from the most recent training in a concerted manner, in particular a group of younger participants very positively responded to the discussion around emotional health, which has made them think, a very good step for them.
Roland Bruhin, Regional Director North / SE Asia, Zuellig Pharma Asia Pacific
Juliette & Mike McGannon are doing what they are best at-showing the way to leaders; people who devote all their time in charting the course for their corporations, people who are solution providers and mentors to their teams and people who give everything they have to provide satisfaction to their customers. These are often people who, mistakenly, accord a superhuman status unto themselves and go through life with a strong sense of invincibility, giving very low priority to their own well being, seemingly oblivious to the reality that their state of wellness is a precondition for their continued success in everyday life. They allow themselves to be sucked into the daily vortices of modern day life and revel in the 80 hrs per week work schedule; for them there is “no time to stand and stare”. And all of this comes to a nought when the fatigued mind & body have a sudden breakdown……nature’s way of forcing the issue! The McGannons, in the health programmes that they conduct for business leaders, very compellingly set the context of the exercise by leading them to confront and answer questions related to their personal priorities in life; we know what these questions are but usually go through life pretending that they do not exist. It is surprising how misaligned our life’s priorities often are; the most important things in life often get the least attention! Having established these priorities, the husband and wife duo run the participants through the theory and practise of ‘healthy living’. The path advocated by them is that of ‘temperance’ rather than ‘abstinence’. Temperance or moderation is something that people can live with on a daily basis; abstinence works well for a short time and then invariably leads to a bounce back to the bad old habits. Their methodology does not rely on esoteric diets, fancy outfits or expensive equipment. Instead, it relies on basic common sense laced with a compellingly positive vision of one’s own future. Their model is holy amalgam of the best from the East & the West. Ease of understanding and simplicity in implementation is the unique value proposition that the McGannons bring so powerfully to the fore”
Mr. Daljit Singh , CEO, Fortis Hospital Group, New Delhi, India
The McGannon Institute has an extremely practical and user friendly health care review and management programme. In the short time of a day one can learn key health tracking and control tools and walk away with simple techniques to stay fit. Highly recommended.
Mr. Analjit Singh, Chairman, Max India Limited
With health, everything is possible – it truly is. This book is an inspirational example of how yoou can take charge of your well-being. The suggestions are practical and grounded in the reality of what can be achieved in the life of a hard-driven executive in today’s competitive marketplace.
Mr. Ravi Bhoothalingam, President, The Oberoi Group, Delhi, India
Rarely has one come across a Health Management Program which can indeed be part of day-to-day management practices as are detailed here. Presented in this book are extremely simple, practical and yet invaluable tools critical to preserving ththe most important part of life: i.e. health. I wish this could be mandated in the corporate world.
Mr. Ashwani Windlass, Chairman, Argus Infrastructure Ltd
The Health Management Program laid out here must be an essential interlude in the overtly lopsided lifestyle of the busy business executive. It not only provides a jolting reminder that all is not necessarily well, but shows a very practical way forward towards a ’balanced’ approach to life. Companies should consider mandating this program for all employees. Juliette and Mike deserve kudos for their pioneering approach which puts ‘good health’ within the grasp of everyone!
Mr. Dixie Singh, Executive Director, ICI India Limited
Juliette and Michael give herein very practical advice on how to achieve worklife balance which is crucial to our managers today. His holistic approach to the individual, looking at the effects of diet, exercise and stress on their health and stamina is both delivered and received with great enthusiasm. The Health Management Program is one of the most essential and enjoyable programs we run and has become a core program in our Learning and Education Calendar of events.
Sheila Curtin, Learning and Education Leader, PwC, Ireland
In their corporate training program, Mike and Juliette show that all individuals can and should achieve emotional, intellectual and spiritual fulfillment, as well as abolishing negative and unproductive habits. Their right livelihood mantra’ practicing, which is an eminently easy and do-able tool, gives us an opportunity to enjoy a healthy, and vigorous lifestyle.
Mr. Amitabh Hajela, Head, Leadership Resourcing, General Electric Capital, India
Work, travel and pressure – all increasing for today’s busy executives. The McGannons’ clear, straightforward and practical approach in their Health Management Program for executives is indispensable in keeping our work and personal lives in balance, is excellent and easy, in minutes a day. It’s made a substantial impact on my ability to be healthy, productive and happy!
Mr. Mark Langhammer, Senior Vice President, Economist Intelligence Unit, Asia Pacific
In 1971, it was discovered during a routine medical that my triglyceride levels were high – very high. At the time knowledge of triglycerides was rudimentary, and I underwent a series of tests, medications and diet changes designed to reduce the high level. Nothing worked. Over the last 30 years, no matter what I’ve tried, and no matter the advice from my various doctors, I was unable to reduce the triglyceride levels from around 2.50–3.00 against a desirable level of 0.12–1.71.
In June 2000, I participated in Dr. McGannon’s Health Management Plan. At the time he claimed that he knew exactly why my triglycerides were high, and the action required to reduce them. Although sceptical, I followed his advice rigorously for four months and repeated the blood tests. To my (and my doctor’s) astonishment, my triglyceride levels were down to 1.44, well within the accepted desirable level for the first time ever. I would therefore encourage anyone who values their health, and is keen to correct any imbalances, to listen to Dr. Michael McGannon, and follow his advice. All it takes is some minor adjustments to lifestyle habits, but the benefits are enormous. It’s all here!
Mr. Jim McCallum, PwC, London
Good for body, mind and our team spirit. Michael and Juliette McGannon’s down-to-earth and easy to understand communication style complemented by his great visual displays, made an immediate and lasting impression. As a result we all adjusted our lifestyles and still practice much of what he taught us. Great for all!
Mr. Fritz Horlacher, former President, Zuellig Pharma, Hong Kong
“The Health Management program should be an integral part of any and every management seminar. It is the first step in helping managers to invest in their most productive asset — their health. A must.”
Senior Manager, Hewlett Packard, Switzerland
.”Finally, thanks to the McGannon Health Management program, I have a clear idea of ways I can optimize my health and fitness, and directly translate that into improved work performance.”
Senior Manager, Thomson, Singapore
“Excellent! Very stimulating and professional presentations combined with advice that was simple and sensible. McGannon’s program helped me to get back on track and stay there.”
Senior Manager, Solvay, U.S.A.
“I received more real life and practical guidance during the program than I have even gotten from my doctor or through an executive health check-up. Its lasting impact is only part of the program’s overall value.”
Senior Manager, I.C.I. Belgium
“This approach to physical and mental fitness clearly represents the future of personal and corporate strengths: a proactive approach of great value to all business pacesetters.”
Senior Manager, Deutsche Bank, Frankfurt
“An idea whose time has come! Bravo! Let’s have more of this. I found it contributed more to my life than any of the more traditional, business-school seminars.”
Senior Manager, British Petroleum, U.K
“ . . . . A business approach, in a language we understand – assets, returns, investments, risks – and they understand our health objectives and constraints.”
Senior Director, Airport Services, Cathay Pacific, Hong Kong
“Presentations were clear, practical and immediately applicable. Fantastic!”
Senior Manager, B.R.I, Indonesia
“…. A clear, concise, value-added part of any free-standing management seminar.”
Senior Manager, I.C.I, U.K.
“…. This approach is unique and imaginative. It is a refreshing reminder to busy senior executives that physical and mental health MUST not be taken for granted.”
Senior Manager, Singapore Airlines, Republic of Singapore
“…. I have benefited tremendously from the HMP and The Urban Warrior’s Book of Solutions, (which) will have a positive impact on the health and lifestyles of many businessmen and executives.”
Dean, University Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia
” . . . . An A+! Dr. McGannon’s excellent presentations identified the key steps forward to improving my long-term health and performance and have motivated me to follow through and take those steps.”
Partner, Baker & McKensie, Hong Kong