Fri., February 8, 2013 7:41am (EST)

WORKING: The Weight Of Leadership
By Joshua Stewart
Updated: 1 year ago

ATLANTA  —  
If you have your eyes on a leadership position at work, you better also keep your eye on your waistline. Brandon Smith explains why recruiters want you to be in good health before moving you up the career ladder at work. (Photo Courtesy of Arcelia Vanasse via stock.xchng.)
If you have your eyes on a leadership position at work, you better also keep your eye on your waistline. Brandon Smith explains why recruiters want you to be in good health before moving you up the career ladder at work. (Photo Courtesy of Arcelia Vanasse via stock.xchng.)
If you have your eyes on a leadership position at work, you better also keep your eye on your waistline.

Recruiters now say staying trim is required for anyone who’s angling for a corner office. Our go-to expert on work and careers, Brandon Smith, talks about this new standard for advancement – and how far down the chain of command it goes.

Brandon Smith teaches about leadership, communication, and workplace culture at Emory University's Goizueta Business School. More of his advice is on his blog and at theworkplacetherapist.com. While you’re there, ask him your workplace or career question. We might use your question on a future radio segment.