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Can fat people not be good leaders?

it seems that one needs to have control over oneself before they can lead or motivate others. And until one gets their weight under control they really can't lead. But when they do, they can be great leaders- look at weight watchers leaders for example.

Fri. Jan 18, 9:52am

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I agree. If someone is seriously overweight it sends a signal that they dont have things in order and that they cannot prioritize. there are always exceptions but as a generalality, largly obese people cannot get the respect needed to lead others.

Friday, January 18, 2008, 9:58 AM

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you know, being overweight is really not the only thing that says signifies that one is not in control of themselves. Honestly, I think there're not that many people who 're that much in control of themselves (any idea how many top managers have a drinking problem? etc.), but that doesn't mean that they cannot be in control of a project and do a great job at it!

Friday, January 18, 2008, 10:08 AM

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Martin Luther King Jr. fit in the obese category......I think he was a great example for this country.

Bill Clinton wasn't the skinniest guy in the world and look what he did.

Friday, January 18, 2008, 10:11 AM

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It has to be at an extream to make a difference. Neither of those men are morbidly obese. And if a person was a serious alcoholic then they would not be able to properly lead a team.

Friday, January 18, 2008, 10:20 AM

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the OP never defined FAT by morbidly obese. Someone who's 110 pounds might see a 170 pound person as FAT or morbidly obese. Others might view that person as normal weight.

Friday, January 18, 2008, 10:21 AM

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