Louis Carter, CEO and President of Best Practice Institute started applying his Social Organizational Psychology skills as far back as 2001 by combining it with his other life’s passion – drumming. A Social/Organizational Psychology Grad Student at Columbia University in NYC and musician on September 11, 2001, Carter used his skills to create a haven where people that had been through the horrors of that day can come together and grieve, while sharing their experiences. Not being one to conform with organizational practices which he considered orthodox and ineffective, Louis Carter brought a new and different approach at the time to corporate structures where he could change them to be dynamic and effective.
During the same year in 2001, Louis met Bishop William Swing of the Episcopal Church of California, who changed the way Carter would think about how to turn around dysfunctional, low performing and unmotivated groups and organizations. Bishop Swing founded the United Religions Initiative as a model to the United Nations with guidance and commitment from leaders of many of the world’s religions, including the Dalai Lama, Mother Teresa, the Shankaracharya of Kanchipuram, Islam’s Grand Mufti of Egypt, and the Archbishop of Canterbury.
This relationship inspired Carter to create the same for corporations in the form of helping CEOs and teams co-create a shared ecumenical document for their company. This document allowed companies and its teams to execute on shared goals which, through Carter’s recent research for his book, In Great Company (McGraw-Hill, 2019), has proven to increase motivation, accountability and time to execute.
Carter founded Best Practice Institute(BPI), a management consultancy firm that specializes in helping budding and realized mid to large sized companies, and their senior executives, with plans and strategies to run, manage and lead their businesses. During the past 18 years, companies in every major vertical industry have gone through Carter’s programs, coaching, and consulting.
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Louis Carter, along with his firm, Best Practice Institute, continues finding new ways to get the best out of organizations, which makes clear why in 2018 he was named the number 7 global guru in organizational culture. Louis Carter is also proud to be handpicked by Marshall Goldsmith as a MG100 coach, where he provides one pro-bono project a year, to “pay-it-forward” and provide help and accountability to other thought leaders to become even more successful.
About Louis Carter
Louis Carter is CEO and founder of Best Practice Institute, a benchmark research consortium, association and management consulting firm specializing in helping organizations and C-suite senior executives achieve their market strategy through talent management, executive coaching, leadership development, organizational culture and change management. He is the author of nearly a dozen books on best practices and organizational leadership. Published by Jossey Bass/John Wiley and Sons and McGraw Hill, including Change Champions, Best Practices in Talent Management, Best Practices in Leadership Development and Organization Change and Leading the Global Workforce. In his speaking career, he has taught at the Tsinghua School of Business and People’s University in Beijing, Jackson State University, Seton Hall University and Universal Network Intelligence (UNI) in Asia, HR Magazine in Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong, and Singapore, and the Dubai HR Lighthouse Initiative. Louis is widely sought after as an expert in the field where he helps successful leaders and teams achieve their business goals. He has been quoted and profiled by Fast Company, Investor’s Business Daily, Business Watch Magazine, Pando Daily, CNBC, Forbes and CIO Magazine; while his research and teaching has been translated across Asia, the Middle East, Europe, and North & South America. He has held numerous executive coaching, business strategy consulting, facilitation and business acceleration roles. His newest book is In Great Company: How to spark peak performance by creating an emotionally connected workplace (McGraw Hill).