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Be Your Own "Commander In Chief" with Yuri Kruman

Be Your Own "Commander In Chief" with Yuri Kruman

Yuri is the founder of Master The Talk and HR, Talent & Systems, as well as a prolific author and Entrepreneur, Fast Company, and Forbes contributor on all things Human Resources.

If you lead people, as an entrepreneur or as a manager within a larger company, then you should follow Yuri Kruman’s work.

He helps small business owners and rockstar corporate “intrapreneurs” through his popular content on Forbes, Entrepreneur, and Fast Company, in addition to the coaching and programs offered at

Additionally, for high-growth startups, Inc 5000 companies, and 50-500 person businesses alike, Yuri’s firm HR, Talent & Systems provides award-winning HR consulting (they basically act as an outsourced Chief HR Officer and/or Chief People Officer), saving CEOs dozens of hours each week and companies hundreds of thousands of dollars annually while also maximizing employee engagement.

Yuri Kruman! The one and only 😎

To lead great companies, Yuri has invested considerably in his own personal and professional growth, and has documented his processes, “lessons learned”, and theories for your benefit in his new book Be Your Own Commander In Chief: The Authoritative Guide to Creating A Life of Clarity, Meaning, Impact & Success in Times of Chaos, named a “Top 21 Book to Read in 2021” by Forbes.

In our interview, we discuss Yuri’s background, what you’ll learn from his new book, and “pro-tips” for managing the increasingly complex and ever-changing world of work if you find yourself in a position of leadership.

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Yuri Kruman is a corporate CHRO / Chief People Officer, Managing Consultant and expert on HR, Talent and Systems, including around Benefits/Payroll, Talent Management and Employee Experience (EX). He is likewise a board member, startup advisor and official member of the Forbes Coaches Council, as well as contributor to Forbes, Entrepreneur,, Influencive and numerous other top platforms. Yuri's consulting, advising and coaching portfolio includes speaking engagements, workshops and advisory work on HR Transformation / Change Management, personal + professional development, Employee Experience (EX), impacting thousands of Fortune 500 and startup executives.

Yuri previously consulted a blue-chip roster of companies, including Goldman Sachs, Fortress Investment Group, Bank of America, Towers Willis Watson, among others. He is the author of "What Millennials Really Want From Work and Life" (Business Expert Press, March 2019) and "Be Your Own Commander-in-Chief" (2021). Yuri has also spoken at EY, Google, UPenn, Columbia and NYU, among others companies and higher education institutions.

A regular guest on top podcasts including Wharton Business Radio, Leadership and Loyalty Podcast, Entrepreneur on Fire, As Told By Nomads, Conscious Millionaire and The Blind Entrepreneur, he's also been published or featured on Inc., Fast Co., Time, U.S. News, Mashable, PBS, BBC and numerous top blogs, TV and radio. Yuri is happy to collaborate on projects involving HR Strategy, Systems and Operations, as well as Talent Acquisition and Management around the U.S. Learn more at

This interview is part of our new “Super-Connector Secrets” series where we introduce you to diverse entrepreneurs and subject matter experts.

Reach out and connect with these folks, and if you’d like to hear more of these conversations while also learning my top tips on relationship and community-building, order a copy of How To Build A World Class Network In Record Time.

Jared Kleinert is the founder of Meeting of the Minds (, as well as a TED speaker, 2x award-winning author, and USA Today's "Most Connected Millennial".

Meeting of the Minds curates "super-connectors" and subject matter experts as invite-only attendees to 3 day summits in places like Napa Valley, Bermuda, and elsewhere, as well as “deep dives” such as this Marketing and Biz Dev strategy & implementation workshop. Members of the MOTM network include CEOs of 7, 8, and 9-figure businesses, creators of globally-recognized brands and social movements, New York Times bestselling authors, founders of pre-IPO tech unicorns, c-suite execs from Fortune 500 companies, and others.

Jared's career began at 15 years old when he started his first company, and took off at 16 while working as the first intern, and then one of the first 10 employees, for an enterprise SaaS company called 15Five, which today has raised over $40M and has almost 2000 forward-thinking companies as monthly recurring clients.

Later, Jared would become a delegate to President Obama's 2013 Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Malaysia, write multiple books including the "#1 Entrepreneurship Book of 2015", and speak at TED@IBM the day before he turned 20. 

As a highly-sought after keynote speaker and consultant, Jared’s clients range from organizations like Facebook, Samsung, Bacardi, Estee Lauder, IBM, Cornell, Berkeley, AdAge, and the National Speakers Association. His insights on entrepreneurship, networking, marketing, and business development have been featured in Forbes, TIME, Harvard Business Review, Fortune, NPR, Entrepreneur, Mashable, Fox Business and more.

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