12/3/2013

Nelson Mandela spent more than a quarter-century as a political prisoner, but he used incarceration as a chance to reflect on his life and his philosophy. Business leaders can achieve a similar effect by making time to meditate and think quietly about their leadership style. "What Mandela is describing is the self-awareness that mediation teaches: who you are and how you relate to others," writes Randel Carlock.

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