Dr. Kruse’s research focuses on how values shape leadership. His interests include the fields of ethics, motivation and decision making. He is particularly interested in the implications of problem resolution, negotiation and social innovation.
He has co-authored a number of articles, amongst which are "Boosting State Humility Via Gratitude, Self-Affirmation, and Awe: Theoretical and Empirical Perspectives", "The Relationship Between Physician Humility, Physician-Patient Communication, and Patient Health", "An upward spiral between gratitude and humility" and "People claim objectivity after knowingly using biased strategies". In 2011, he received the award for the best article, from the Department of Organizational Behavior , Academy of Management of San Antonio (Texas, United States.)
Dr. Kruse was a postdoctoral researcher at the Owen Graduate School of Management, Vanderbilt University, and a postdoctoral research associate (2013-2015) at the University of Princeton (USA.)