Kevin Kruse is a New York Times bestselling author and entrepreneur who has a mission of reaching over 100 million leaders. He joins me on the show this week to talk about his new book, Great Leaders Have No Rules, adapting a leadership strategy in modern society and creating conversations that lead to deeper clarity and understanding about values.
[4:47] As a graduate of Rutgers University, Kevin was the first in his family to go to college. He is originally from Orange County but his family moved out to the East Coast in his teenage years.
[12:02] In using baseball as an analogy for business, shortening the season may have benefits, but it’s important to keep sight on how revenue would continue to be generated.
[12:50] In this fast-paced and ever-changing society, great organizations learn to modify and adjust how they do business and engage with their customers.
[14:20] The stronger the connection is internally between leaders and their team, the greater the customer experience will be.
[17:21] Great leadership starts in the hiring process with the right people aligned with the company values and goals.
[18:09] Kevin’s inspiration to flip the script on traditional leadership led him to write his new book, Great Leaders Have No Rules.
[20:14] Every time we bump into a rule, it shorts us of making a decision and makes us feel less involved.
[22:04] Rules crowd out relationships.
[24:04] Rules start from a good place, but over time, when the rule is broken or unmet, it causes defensiveness and dishonesty.
[25:33] A conversation must be had about the expectations and boundaries within the rules. The more a team understands why the rules are there in the first place, the more likely they are to be compliant.
[26:07] Set boundaries as a team.
[26:33] When we bump into a rule it is not the end of the world but an opportunity for feedback and a teachable moment.
[36:47] Constant screen time impacts our ability to be immersed in the moment and connect fully with others. In Kevin’s Chapter, “Turn off Your Smartphones,” he proposes checking it to process the information and then setting it aside.
[38:59] LeadX created an experimental AI-powered executive coach who can answer questions and give action items based on leadership and management essentials.
[45:55] Kevin’s goal is to work with a team and impact over 100 million leaders.