My Way: Kristoffer Carter on Engaged Leadership


Kristoffer Carter (“KC”) is the CEO and founding father of Epic Management, a training group for acutely aware management, which has created a day by day meditation observe for hundreds. He’s the writer of the brand new ebook Permission to Glow: A Non secular Information to Epic Management, which guides his teaching of Fortune 100 government leaders at Amazon, AT&T, eXp Realty, Edward Jones and plenty of extra. KC can be knowledgeable songwriter, TEDx speaker and worldwide retreat chief. He lives in Akron, Ohio, along with his spouse of 23 years and their three youngsters.

The very best leaders help their group’s happiness by…

offering a compelling imaginative and prescient, and unleashing the creativity of their groups to resolve methods to get there.

I outline an awesome organizational tradition as one which…

acknowledges and rewards behaviors which can be within the curiosity of the higher good, not simply management or Wall Avenue. Everybody is inspired to deliver their full selves to work, and all of us profit from it.

One factor I attempt to do day by day is…

meditate. All the things expands and improves once we can hear our soul chatting with us.

I describe my vibe as…

a number of days on a silent meditation retreat, adopted by the opening dance variety of the 1988 Crystal Gentle Nationwide Cardio Championship.

I really feel most alive when…

performing on the farthest edges of my capabilities, when failure looks like a risk. It forces me to develop the second and listen to every thing that’s stated and unsaid.

A ebook that modified my life was…

Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda

My favourite quote is…

“Softer than the flower, the place kindness is anxious; stronger than the thunder, the place rules are at stake.” —Paramahansa Yogananda, describing his guru Sri Yukteswar

To keep away from distractions, I…

disable any and all notifications. After I’m engaged on a ebook, I lock myself out of all social websites utilizing [a Mac] app known as SelfControl.

I deal with negativity by…

[noticing it.] We misplaced the good monk and instructor Thich Nhat Hanh this yr. His method to anger has caught with me. I discover the negativity. I give it a reputation. Acknowledge that it exists, as a result of I’m human and I in all probability must really feel it. “Mock the Satan, and he’ll flee from thee!” —Edward di Bono

One factor that’s troublesome for me however I take pleasure in is…

giving a robust shopper essentially the most direct suggestions. Usually, they don’t have anybody round them prepared to replicate again precisely what they see. It’s the coach’s No. 1 accountability.

I need folks to know me for…

being prepared to go as deep as essential to create constructive, lasting change whereas making that course of enjoyable.

In 10 years I hope to…

have the follow-up sequence of 4 books to Permission to Glow out on the earth, and we’re shaking free all of the previous paradigms of command and management in organizations.

I outline success as…

being awake in your massive, honkin’ dream—already in progress. There’s a way of reverence and marvel for the life you get to dwell. That’s the dragon I imagine most of us are chasing.

This text initially appeared within the Could/June 2022 Subject of SUCCESS journal. Images by Shane Wynn.


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