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How to Have a Year That Counts

Happy New Year! Here’s your challenge. You—yes, you—right here, right now, have a chance, nothing more, a slim reed of a chance, at a year that counts.<p>So I’d be willing to bet you’ve been cutting back on the sugar and vowing to get to Inbox Zero. 2014 is the year you will finally floss! And make …

Change Your Intention to Focus Your Attention

With busy schedules and to-do lists that carry us from hour to hour without much time to breathe, it’s rare that we stop to reflect on our motivations. But when we take the briefest of moments to set clear, positive intentions for what we’re doing, the payback is enormous. We can make a remarkable …

A Nashville Non-Profit Aims To Shrink Wall Street's Gender Gap

Revolutions have to start somewhere.<p>That’s Maura Cunningham’s philosophy. A former mortgage-securities sales trader for Merrill Lynch, Cunningham was a rare bird on Wall Street in the ‘80s. Twenty-five years later, women are still relatively absent in the finance realm, especially its executive …

The Focused Leader

A primary task of leadership is to direct attention. To do so, leaders must learn to focus their own attention. When we speak about being focused, we commonly mean thinking about one thing while filtering out distractions. But a wealth of recent research in neuroscience shows that we focus in many …

Leading Like Nelson Mandela

<b>Linda Hill</b>, Harvard Business School professor, shares her memories of meeting the leaders of South Africa's anti-apartheid movement, and what she learned from them.

Nelson Mandela