Putting the focus on healthy, sustainable workplaces

Posted on Oct 22, 2010 :: Insight on Business, Web Exclusive.
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If you’re free over the noon hour on Monday, you may want to head over to the University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley and check out Margie Weiss’ presentation on “Leadership in Healthy, Sustainable Living” at the college’s Communication Arts Center.

The free presentation is part of the college’s Scholars Series.

Weiss, who is CEO of Weiss Health Group in Neenah and was featured in the January 2010 issue of Insight, believes healthy, sustainable living leaders are charismatic, passionate, and strategic decision makers.

“Leadership requires innovation, collaboration, values-based strategic future state planning, metrics and investment in solutions for both now and the future,” she says. “Community-based participatory research can help to guide and shape assessment efforts, as well as benchmark progress.”

Weiss advocates the fostering of healthy, sustainable living at school, at work and at home because it increases self-efficacy, collective efficacy and the capacity to enhance overall community health.

 “Everyone has a leadership role in promoting healthy, safe, sustainable communities. Business practices that are good for the employee, the company and the environment create sustainable stewardship,” Weiss says. “Healthy people, healthy worksites and health-promoting green processes all intersect at the bottom line.”

If you’re looking to learn more about integrating healthy, sustainable practices at your business, you won’t want to miss Weiss’ presentation. You’re sure to walk away with plenty of ideas.