The Kris Lindahl Show

The Kris Lindahl Show

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Is successful entrepreneurship about promoting the hell out of yourself, or building a killer culture and focusing on relentless personal development? Find the surprising answers as real estate rock star Kris Lindahl interviews business leaders from al…


Matt Majka of the Minnesota Wild wants you to be a “servant leader.” The key: personal humility coupled with a strong will.
Jun 3 • 56 min
Kris talks to Minnesota Wild President Matt Majka about his leadership journey to a key position with one of the NHL’s most popular franchises. Like Kris, Matt’s philosophy centers on “making things better”—not just with your team, but within your…
What’s the secret to success? Charles Eide says it’s not believing in secrets. Great leadership is a process that starts with dreaming big and always questioning the status quo. And it never ends.
May 6 • 63 min
EideCom and Forever Bride founder Charles Eide talks to Kris about what leadership actually looks like, including the virtues of dreaming big, questioning the status quo, saying no, owning your calendar, constantly learning AND executing, ignoring the…
Every time you say these three words, you’re either making excuses or accidentally trying to defeat yourself. — BTB #28 One on One
Apr 22 • 3 min
Kris talks about the three words leaders often use to avoid making difficult decisions or taking decisive actions. Regardless of who you are, where you come from or what industry you work in, speaking these three words often is the telltale sign that you…
Strength of the Pack
Apr 15 • 3 min
Kris reveals the one thing you can do starting today that will put you in a better position to succeed as a leader.
Want to be a better leader? Then shut up and shut down, because leadership starts with listening
Apr 8 • 9 min
Kris explores the power of listening and shares his experience in going from a chronic talker to an avid listener. You’ll learn why listening is the key to making better decisions, having more productive meetings and generally being a person people trust,…
Some Uber drivers understand leadership better than most CEOs. At least, that’s what Kris just found out on a recent speaking trip.
Apr 1 • 5 min
Kris shares the story of a recent speaking appearance in which two different Uber drivers offered small gestures that left a huge impression on him. Hear the story, as well as how Kris applies it to bigger issues around customer service, leadership and…
Leadership is about persistence. What’s leadership about? Persistence. Did we mention that leadership is about persistence? — BTB #24 One on One
Mar 25 • 11 min
Kris talks about the importance of persistence to good leadership and tells a story about a recent time when he succeeded by saying yes when everyone around him was saying no. Learn why the best leaders have a burning desire to win, why persistence…
Leadership is about confidence, not cockiness. Do you have the confidence to lead. And if not, what can you do about it? — BTB #23 One on One
Mar 18 • 9 min
Kris discusses the importance of confidence to good leadership. Discover the difference between confidence and cockiness. Learn what actions to take when you’re not feeling as confident as you’d like. Learn about the relationship between risk and…
Is it lonely at the top? For most leaders, it is. But while it’s completely normal to feel lonely as you rise the ranks, you can take constructive action to manage it. — BTB #22 One on One
Mar 11 • 13 min
Kris shares his own experiences with loneliness and offers tips on how to beat the “leadership loneliness” blues. He talks about how putting yourself out there makes you a bigger target, and how being responsible for more people—and having a bigger…
What makes a good leader? Kris has noticed that today’s most effective leaders share 8 key traits, and they’re not what you think. — BTB #21 One on One
Mar 4 • 10 min
Kris delivers a special One on One podcast to share the 8 vital traits that today’s most effective leaders share. The list may surprise you, because today’s leadership isn’t about barking orders from the sidelines, avoiding failure and always saying…
Tracy Call disconnected from her business to “stress test” her team. The results changed her business (Media Bridge Advertising), her marriage and her views on effective leadership. Here’s how. — BTB #20
Feb 25 • 54 min
Kris talks to Media Bridge Advertising CEO Tracy Call about how she found her professional calling, how she has grown her company quickly but intelligently since 2010, how taking an “entrepreneur’s stress test” changed her business and personal life, and…
Be honest: What do you struggle with? Kris addresses the question we don’t like to ask ourselves, shares some of his own challenges and offers constructive ways that you can deal with your struggles to become a better leader and person. — BTB #19…
Feb 18 • 8 min
Kris answers the question “What do you struggle with?” for himself and offers advice to others who want to be better leaders and people. Learn the importance of truly being in the moment; not falling into the trap of constantly chasing something you’ll…
What do you know now that you wish you had known then? Kris answers this question for himself, emphasizing that leadership isn’t about looking back or having regrets; it’s about growing and looking forward. — BTB #18 One on One
Feb 11 • 9 min
Kris answers the question, “What do you see clearly now that you wish you had seen clearly earlier?” His answers cover six areas that apply to anyone in a position of leadership. The bottom line: If you’re leading out of arrogance, fear or…
How has Anytime Fitness CEO Chuck Runyon built the world’s largest fitness chain and America’s #1 franchise system? Through leadership that invests in the whole person, not just the “employee.” — BTB #17
Feb 4 • 57 min
Kris talks to Self Esteem Brands co-founder and Anytime Fitness CEO Chuck Runyon about his mantra of “earned, not given,” how to simplify your core values and achieve a Return on Emotional Investment, the importance of female leadership and fostering…
Traditional goal-setting doesn’t work. Kris reveals a more effective method for achieving what you want in life and being a better leader. — BTB #16 One on One
Jan 28 • 10 min
Kris delivers a One on One session about why traditional goal-setting doesn’t work and how to change your behavior in a way that actually helps you reach your objectives. Learn how to avoid herd mentality, stay aligned with who you really are and use…
Rachel Mairose went from rescuing 1 animal to saving over 17,000 in less than 10 years. Now Secondhand Hounds is a breed apart—an example of what people can learn from animals, and what businesses can learn from nonprofits about leadership. — BTB #15
Jan 21 • 46 min
Kris sits down with Secondhand Hounds founder Rachel Mairose to talk about how she grew a tiny animal rescue into the Midwest’s largest, how to attract and keep good people, why some industry taboos are made to be broken, why storytelling and social media…
Mark Crea has grown Feed My Starving Children 40% a year for 13 years. How has he done it, and what important lessons can businesses learn from the charitable and nonprofit world? — BTB #14
Jan 14 • 67 min
Kris talks to Feed My Starving Children CEO Mark Crea about how he has helped lead a small nonprofit to the kind of growth that most businesses can only dream of. You’ll learn why it’s important to impact one person at a time, how good nutrition creates a…
Kris has four critical pieces of advice for you in 2019, all learned from his personal triumphs and challenges in 2018. — BTB #14 One on One
Jan 7 • 8 min
Kris reflects on an incredibly disruptive, challenging, transformative and amazing year, and offers his four key pieces of advice for anyone who wants to become a better leader and person in 2019.
Cesar Castillejos’ life changed when he asked himself two questions. The answers helped him truly understand leadership, stewardship and the right way to help young people become leaders. — BTB #12
Dec 31, 2018 • 46 min
Kris talks to Richfield (MN) Young Life Area Director and Student Leadership National Director Project Cesar Castillejos about turning his middle school insecurities into adulthood assets, the unique way he defines leadership, and the importance of asking…
“Why can’t I be like them?” — BTB #11 One on One
Dec 24, 2018 • 4 min
Kris talks about the dangers of comparing yourself to others’ carefully curated lives, the need to maintain an accurate perspective on how great and lucky you are, and the importance of donating your time, treasures and talents to others who are worse…
Kristi Piehl will get you good media coverage … and teach you how to be a successful woman without the “Mom Guilt.” — BTB #10
Dec 17, 2018 • 62 min
Kris talks to Media Minefield CEO and founder Kristi Piehl about how to reinvent your career, how she founded Media Minefield to shake up the PR industry, why CEOs absolutely need to get in front of the camera, how to form and lead an awesome team, and…
Kathy Robideau is changing journalism and elevating women … one breadstick at a time — BTB #9
Dec 10, 2018 • 42 min
Kris talks to Business Journal Market President Kathy Robideau about gaining a strong work ethic at a young age, the importance of elevating women to positions of power, learning that you can’t please everybody, her use of “911s and 411s,” and how Justin…
BombBomb’s Darin Dawson is out to “re-humanize the planet,” and he’s doing it in ways you’d never expect. — BTB #8
Dec 3, 2018 • 68 min
Kris talks to BombBomb Co-founder Darin Dawson about the humble Midwestern roots of the video email software juggernaut, the underrated importance of empathy in sales, how they arrived on their core values and mission to “re-humanize the world” and how…
Brady Forseth does the right things for the right reasons, and he never tries to do it alone. — BTB #7
Nov 26, 2018 • 50 min
Kris talks to African Community & Conservation Foundation CEO Brady Forseth about his work with the ACCF and the Starkey Foundation, as well as the importance of leading with the heart, seeing yourself in the “impact” business, and why his motto is: “Stay…
Kris expresses gratitude for his supporters and BTB listeners
Nov 22, 2018 • 2 min
Kris reflects on the roles others have played in his success and shares his gratitude to those that have helped shape it.
Jennifer Smith loves a good crisis, because she sees big possibilities in hard challenges. — BTB #6
Nov 19, 2018 • 53 min
Kris talks to Innovative Office Solutions CEO Jennifer Smith and CFO Brooks Smith about how Jennifer discovered her entrepreneurial instincts early on in life, how she parlayed that into reinventing a staid industry for the internet age, and how together…
Bill Svoboda wants you to create ‘experiences worth showing up for,’ because that’s how he turns commodity businesses into consumer experience powerhouses. — BTB #5
Nov 12, 2018 • 53 min
Kris Lindahl sits down with CloseSimple co-founder Bill Svoboda to talk about the negative experience that inspired his T-shirt business in college, how he has revolutionized the field of mortgage titles, how he empowers his employees to do what it takes…
Josh Neumann’s product is reducing bullying and proving the power of a purpose-based brand, and that’s not just lip service! — BTB #4
Nov 5, 2018 • 62 min
Kris Lindahl talks to Kind Lips lip balm founder Josh Neumann about why he started his company, how his mission and purpose in life have taken sharp turns, and how the secret to happiness in life starts with what you say—not only to other people, but to…
Justin Havre talks accountability and self-improvement, two keys to great leadership and culture — BTB #2
Oct 26, 2018 • 62 min
Kris Lindahl and Justin Havre discuss the real-life pitfalls of starting your own company and building your own brand, how to learn from your mistakes, and the real key to success is how you treat yourself and your people.
Jon Cheplak gets vulnerable and talks about the importance of transparency to good leadership — BTB #1
Oct 26, 2018 • 81 min
Kris Lindahl and Jon Cheplak discuss the keys to great leadership and positive culture, including the unique roles of transparency, vulnerability, and getting outside yourself by helping others.
“Who do you think you are?” Kris takes on the most important question in leadership and core values — BTB #3: One on One
Oct 26, 2018 • 6 min
Kris Lindahl delivers his take on the importance of figuring out who are really are, then developing core values and letting them evolve over time.
Trailer
Oct 11, 2018 • 1 min
The Kris Lindahl Show Trailer