Michael Carroll’s professional journey, which started on Wall Street, included time as a successful Vice President of Human Resources with Shearson Lehman/American Express, Paine Webber, Simon & Schuster and The Walt Disney Company.
Since 2002, Michael has been working as a consultant and executive coach to create workplace cultures where people thrive, and his clients include companies such as Procter & Gamble, Starbucks, Unilever, Comcast, AstraZeneca, and Google.
Michael is also the author of three great print books called Awake at Work (2004), The Mindful Leader (2007) and Fearless at Work (2012), and the new audio book Mindful Leadership Training: The Art of Inspiring the Best in Others by Leading from the Inside Out.
Michael spent many years training with the famous Tibetan mindfulness teacher, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, and is now an accomplished teacher in his own right. He has lectured on the topic of leadership and mindfulness at prestigious institutions like Wharton Business School, Columbia University, and Yale.
Michael is also a good friend and teacher, and one of the wisest people I know.
In this episode, you’ll learn:
- How mindfulness can help you develop the fearlessness of true warrior
- How taking time to do nothing helps you develop mental agility
- How mindfulness training helps you inspire greatness in the people around you
- Why Michael doesn’t introduce people to mindfulness by listing it’s benefits, but instead tells them they’ll get nothing out of it
2:21 – Michael shares his life goal
4:42 – His top 3 core values
9:05 – He discusses the greatest inner struggle that mindfulness has helped him overcome
16:04 – He discusses the greatest professional benefit that has resulted from his mindfulness practice
24:25 – His unique approach to introducing the practice by telling people they’ll get nothing out of it
34:43 – The essence of mindful leadership
40:58 – How doing nothing develops high levels of mental agility
50:12 – The book Michael is currently reading = Heart of the Great Perfection: Dudjom Lingpa’s Visions of the Great Perfection
50:40 – His favorite online resource for mindfulness = The Chronicles of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche
52:04 – His favorite retreat center = Karme Choling
52:44 – His favorite book on mindfulness = Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism
52:53 – His favorite mindfulness practice
54:52 – If Michael had 60 seconds left to live, here’s the advice he would give how to live an awesome life.
To connect with Micheal Carroll, please visit www.AwakeAtWork.net.
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