Dan Gaken : CMU Leadership Director – Core Values

Dan Gaken is the director of Central Michigan University’s Sarah Opperman Leadership Institute – and is also one of the most impactful role models in Jon Reusch’s own life. In this Forward Focused interview, Dan is sharing insights about defining and upholding the core values that will help you get the most out of yourself and your team.

Dan runs an awesome exercise at CMU that helps leaders identify their core values (more on that to come in future Forward Focused episodes). The exercise was inspired by Rushworth Kidder’s book, “How Good People Make Tough Choices,” which I encourage you to read as you start thinking of your own guiding principles

If you would like to get a clearer picture on “who you desire to be as a leader” reach out to us (info@getforwardfocused.com) or reach out to Dan Gaken (www.cmich.edu/ess/leadership) or email at (gaken1dm@cmich.edu)

Episode Resources

How Good People Make Tough Choices


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