Summary of The Corporate Athlete

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When sports medicine expert Jack L. Groppel heard former Wimbledon tennis champion Stan Smith explain how his sports training prepared him for the business world, Groppel realized he could use his coaching skills to help individuals perform better in their careers and their lives. Groppels advice will alter how you look at habits and your work. Groppel, writing with business author Bob Andelman, teaches you how to maintain your energy level, how to handle and recover from stress, and how to value each day. He also provides worksheets you can use if you decide to follow his 21-day change and improvement program. getAbstract recommends Groppel’s knowledge to anyone seeking peak performance at work and at home.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How to handle stress more effectively,
  • How to take better care of your health and
  • How to bring your best self to every business situation.

About the Authors

Jack L. Groppel is co-founder of the Human Performance Institute and Vice President of Applied Science and Performance Training of Wellness & Prevention Inc., a Johnson & Johnson Company. Bob Andelman is the co-author of Mind Over Business.



Swifter, Higher, Stronger
A “corporate athlete” strives for health and fitness in order to perform better in business, just as a sports star trains to stay healthy for competition. To be a corporate athlete, heed 12 principles:

Principle 1: “TRAIN”
To improve...

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