Do What You Love with Dr. Alan Kadish: Lead to Succeed 14

In this episode, Naphtali interviews Dr. Alan Kadish, a prominent cardiologist and the President of Touro College and University System, the largest Jewish-sponsored educational institution in the United States. Alan shares some great tips that are sure to increase your work productivity. He provides nuggets on various topics like multi-tasking, developing emotional detachment, looking at the big picture and managing stress. Tune in and benefit from these great insights which can help you manage your work and life in a better, more effective manner.

Podcast highlights:

  • 01:05 – Naphtali introduces Dr. Alan Kadish
  • 02:26 – Alan shares how he transitioned from his medical career
  • 03:22 – Learn how Alan successfully manages to multi-task
  • 05:26 – Tips on how to compartmentalize your thoughts
  • 07:03 – Developing distance/emotional detachment from problems
  • 08:30 – Learn to love whatever you do
  • 13:07 – Discussing the importance of looking at the big picture
  • 15:41 – Tips and tricks to make effective use of your work commute
  • 17:09 – Alan shares some common sense stress management tips
  • 19:37 – When and how Alan connects spiritually

Rapid Fire:

  • 21:31 – Your favorite hobby? Reading
  • 21:34 – What are you not very good at? Anything musical
  • 21:40 – Shirts, pants or socks? Which one goes on first? Shirt
  • 21:45 – Tell us a little bit about the kind of books that you read Novels as well as non-fiction

Connect with Alan:

Touro University Website

Follow Alan on Twitter


  • 23:48 – One Final Life Lesson: Stay optimistic

Interesting fact:

Between 1900 and 1920, Tug of War was an Olympic event. Who woulda thunk?

Leadership quote of the day:

The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
— William Arthur Ward

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