I met Kevin Kruse through his annual top 100 leadership speakers in Inc., which included 15 or 20 guests of my podcast, podcasters who have hosted me, and people who have been over for dinner.
Kevin is also from Philadelphia so we got to know each other and today, I appear on his podcast.
From the notes:
Joshua Spodek is an Adjunct Professor at NYU, columnist at Inc., and host of the Leadership and the Environment podcast. He has 5 Ivy-League degrees, including a PhD in astrophysics. His new book is Leadership Step by Step: Become the Person Others Follow.
- https://joshuaspodek.com – Website
- https://joshuaspodek.com/podcast –Leadership and the Environment Podcast
- @spodek – Twitter
- Buy his book, Leadership Step by Step: Become the Person Others Follow
From Kevin’s about page:
In pursuit of the American Dream, Kevin Kruse started his first company when he was just 22 years old. He worked around the clock, literally living out of his one-room office and showering each day at the YMCA, before giving up a year later deeply in debt.
But after discovering the power of Wholehearted Leadership and Extreme Productivity, Kevin went on to build and sell several, multimillion dollar technology companies, winning both Inc 500 and Best Place to Work awards along the way.
Kevin is also the author of several books including the NY Times bestseller, We: How to Increase Performance and Profits Through Full Engagement, Employee Engagement 2.0, and 15 Secrets Successful People Know About Time Management. He is a Forbes Leadership columnist and was named to the Top 100 Business Thought Leaders list by Trust Across America.
Kevin’s mission is to convince everyone that wholehearted leadership for employee engagement is the key to unlocking both dramatic business results and to better health and relationships for individuals.
Based on his own experience as a CEO, and on the results of surveys of over 10 million people in 150 countries, Kevin reveals how Growth, Recognition and Trust are the key drivers that turn average groups into high performing teams. He shares specific tactics to:
- Unlock emotional commitment
- Activate discretionary effort
- Generate future confidence and clarity to combat the effects of change
Kevin has traveled the globe as a keynote speaker on leadership, productivity and entrepreneurship. He is consistently rated among the top keynote speakers at events he attends.
Kevin currently serves as Founder & CEO of LEADx, an online learning platform that provides free leadership development for millions of people around the world. Kevin lives with his three children in Pennsylvania.
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