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Jan 20, 2020

You probably don’t know many physicians who were once high-school dropouts, but today you’ll get to know one. Dr. Kane Pryor’s path into medicine is a beautiful, inspiring tale of mentorship done right. Today, the Australian native is an associate professor and the vice chair of academic affairs in the Department of Anesthesiology at Weill Cornell Medicine. 

Dr. Pryor has a heart for mentorship. Having been a mentee along the way, he is keenly aware of the traits and habits of the best leaders and mentors. In our conversation today, we discuss the importance of emotional intelligence, of living by our personal values and principles, and how studying behavioral economics can give leaders an edge when it comes to motivating others.

We also discuss Dr. Pryor’s research on the impact of anesthetic drugs on memory, how to identify and nurture talent in others, how to devote yourself to lifelong learning, and a whole lot more...

In today’s episode you’ll learn:

  • About Dr. Pryor’s background
  • How an influential mentor from his youth has influenced his own leadership style
  • Why emotional intelligence in leaders is so important
  • About Dr. Pryor’s interest in music, emotion, and memory
  • Why studying the work behavioral economists is relevant and beneficial to leaders
  • How to identify and nurture talent in others
  • Dr. Pryor’s recommended reading