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Lead for a Mindful Organization

Nathan Boaz, senior managing director of leadership development and talent strategy at Accenture, and his team have a vision of eliminating what is known as “attention deficit trait” in the firm. They want to create a focused culture. He says, “We know that the single biggest impact on our people’s well-being and performance is how their direct manager is operating. And if I see my supervisor take a break and go practice mindfulness for ten minutes, and I see her putting her phone down and giving me her full attention and deeply listening and really engaged with me, that’s so powerful. And that’s going to leave an impression on me that says, ‘Wow! That’s what is expected here!’”

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