President of Roosevelt University, Chuck Middleton
Chuck Middleton is the first openly gay man to become a college president in the United States. A classic servant leader he started as a professor then executive back to teaching for 6 years and 30+ years an executive.
In this interview, you’ll learn how he advanced his executive career and the advantages of being gay in running a university.
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Quote of the Day
“You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
3 Lessons from Interview
How being gay can be asset in running a company
What Chuck learned from getting NOT picked for President at another university
The key reason Chuck was able to develop 6 current college presidents from his staff
The Team of Rivals
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How Abraham Lincoln assembled a successful presidential cabinet of people from different parties and viewpoints.
Tip and the Gipper
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The story of how conservative US president Ronald Reagan worked successfully with liberal US Speaker of the House Tip O’Neil.
Getting to Know Chuck Middleton
What is a Helpful Habit?
Quit when he begins to feel tired. He holds off, rests, and gets back to the task later.
What is a Helpful Resource for You?
Google and read widely from different perspectives
Who is a Helpful Person that Helped You on Your Journey?
His partner of 33 years John. A reality check whenever Chuck has flights of fancy 🙂
What is Your Purpose on this Planet?
Take my talents and skills to benefit other people – first and foremost.
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