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In this podcast I had the honor of interviewing Major General (retired) David Rubenstein. Among the many duties of his career, General Rubenstein was the commander of the Army Medical Department Center and School, which was the unit where I was an instructor before I retired from the Army, and he was also the chief of the Medical Service Corps, the Army branch that I served in for 23 years. Although I did not work directly with him on active duty, I can say that General Rubenstein was one of the most respected Medical Department generals I knew of during my career. While I only saw him at a distance while we were on active duty, over the last several years I have had the opportunity to get to know him post-retirement through our mutual interest in health administration education, and we had corresponded regularly about my RWL newsletter, so it was a real pleasure to get to interview him about his remarkable career.

In the interview, we cover a wide range of career topics from what makes a lieutenant successful, to what makes a colonel successful, and what it is like to lead at all of those stages, as well as to lead as a flag officer. MG Rubenstein also talks about keeping work and family balanced. We spend the last portion of the interview talking about life after the military, and I put MG Rubenstein on the spot by asking him to talk about what it means to lead a worthy life.

There is a lot in the podcast not only for a military audience, but anyone who strives to high levels of success in their career and personal life.

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The Health Leader Forge


Co-produced by University of New Hampshire College of Health and Human Services (UNH CHHS) and Northern New England Association of Healthcare Executives (NNEAHE).

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