Take away everything Carla Harris has accomplished in her career at Morgan Stanley and you would still have an extraordinary resume: gospel singer, much sought-after lecturer, newly-minted author, and director on the boards of eight non-profit organizations.

Harris, who has somehow squeezed those activities into a calendar that also includes her responsibilities as managing director for Morgan Stanley's Investment Management business clearly is someone who understands how to stay focused-and sane - amid a multitude of claims on her time and attention. And if the past year brought tumult, Harris says, it also represented the challenge and experience that future leaders in the industry will draw on for many years to come.

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