PODCAST #302: New App, Why CEOs Need Hobbies, Is MBTI Legit or Bogus?


NY Times best-selling author, Kevin Kruse, answers listener questions about leadership, productivity, entrepreneurship and more.


Why CEOs Devote So Much Time On Hobbies
Did you know Goldman Sach’s CEO moonlights as a professional DJ? This HBR article summarizes research into why CEOs spend so much time on hobbies, and how they pull it off with busy schedules. Check out DJ D-Sol here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pVav5ZGilCE

Creating Your Leadership User’s Manual
On the podcast earlier this week was Nina Baltierra, who talks about how she created her own one-page Leadership User’s Manual to guide others on her strengths and quirks and best ways to work with her. Listen to the full interview on iTunes, Stitcher, or on our Website.

Question: Too tired to work on side hustle at night
On today’s show, Donna asked: “I’m new to real estate. I have a ton of studying and training that need to get done but I just can’t seem to get with it. When I get home from work, I know RE is something I’ve been wanting/working in for a few years, but I can’t focus enough to learn the material HELP.” I talk about declining glucose and willpower and decision fatigue, and suggest she use her first hour in the morning to work on her real estate. Plus a few other tips.

Question: Is MBTI legit, or bogus horoscope?
I also answered Sven’s question, “Everyone seems to use MBTI in business for personality but I’ve heard Adam Grant is saying it’s invalid. What do you think?” I explain why psychologists scoff at MBTI and how The Five Factor Model of Personality (or The Big Five) is the one actual psychologists use, and the one we use in our LEADx platform for management training. BUT, I think MBTI has a role.

Resources Mentioned:

The 5 A.M. Miracle: Dominate Your Day Before Breakfast by Jeff Sanders

The Miracle Morning: The Not-So-Obvious Secret Guaranteed to Transform Your Life (Before 8AM) by Hal Elrod

CEO of LEADx, and NY Times bestselling author, of Great Leaders Have No Rules and Employee Engagement 2.0. Get a FREE demo of the LEADx platform at https://leadx.org/preview.