035: The Success Factor with Dr. Ruth Gotian

Success can be learned and duplicated by emulating the mindsets of High Achievers. There are numerous factors to consistently achieving outstanding performance. This includes components such as a clear understanding of motivational drivers, a dedication to life-long learning, and more.

Successful high achievers are defined as people who have created a paradigm shift in the way we look at things, process things, or think about things. They effectively move their field forward and are recognized for their contributions. As they are ascending in their career, they bring other people along with them who share in their team’s success.

“A light on someone else doesn’t dim your light, it actually makes it shine brighter”  – Dr. Robert Lefkowitz, Nobel Prize winner.

During Episode # 35 of my podcast, The World Class Leaders Show, I interviewed Dr. Ruth Gotian, who has researched the most successful people of our generation, including Nobel laureates, astronauts, CEOs and Olympic champions, in order to learn about their habits and practices.

Dr Gotian is the Chief Learning Officer and Assistant Professor of Education in Anesthesiology and former Assistant Dean of Mentoring and Executive Director of the Mentoring Academy at Weill Cornell Medicine. 

Dr. Gotian publishes and presents on a wide range of topics pertaining to leadership development and optimizing success. She is the author of The Success Factor – Developing the Mindset and Skillset for Peak Performance.

By listening to Podcast Episode # 35, you will learn about:

  1. The four primary elements of successful achievers
  2. How to apply the success factors in a team setting
  3. Managing obstacles to success

If you’d like to find out more about Dr Gotian’s work, visit her website at:


Dr. Gotian’s best selling book, “The Success Factor” can be purchased from Amazon: 


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