Habitual Excellence — 41: Dan Varnum on Developing People as Leaders in Healthcare

Show notes and more: https://www.valuecapturellc.com/he41

Welcome to Episode #41 ofHabitual Excellence, presented by Value Capture.

Our guest today is Dan Varum, an Executive Coach with his company Varnum Group. After 30+ years as an executive leading large and small healthcare organizations, Dan has shifted his time to focus exclusively on my passion – developing executive leaders to reach their full potential.

Dan has a Bachelors of Science in Industrial Engineering from Iowa State University and a Masters in Business Administration from Drake University.

In today’s episode, hostMark Grabantalks with Dan about topics including:

  • What are you currently doing and what role did you retire from?
  • How has an education in industrial engineering and business helped you in your career path?
  • Why get an MBA vs MHA or MPH?
  • Why are projects not enough to change culture?
  • From small improvement projects to changing culture, the same principles apply: following your values – humility / respect, transparency and trust
  • Why is developing people such a passion for you?
  • What’s the leader’s role in creating culture?
  • Why does culture beat strategy?
  • Why is self awareness such an important leadership trait?
  • Why is leadership development, especially for MDs, so crucial?