Don't Chase Passion, Chase This Instead with Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Neal ElAttrache
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Dr. Neal ElAttrache is a renowned American orthopedic surgeon best known as the Lead Physician for the Los Angeles Dodgers and Rams — as well as his patents and innovation in sports medicine. As a leader, Neal believes strongly in the three “A’s” — Affability, Availability, and Ability. Listen as David and Neal discuss why chasing passion is a sure way to set yourself up for failure and burnout, and that there’s something better to chase.

Show Notes

  • Intro
  • Finding joy in performing Tommy Johns surgery
  • Growing up to become a surgeon
  • Pursuing purpose over passion in your career
  • How to think critically and sensitively as a surgeon
  • What it's like serving as team physician for the Los Angeles Rams and Los Angeles Dodgers
  • Working with Baseball Hall of Famer Joe Torre, NFL coach Sean McVeigh, golfer Brooks Koepka, and the legendary Tom Brady
  • How to be mentored and mentor others
  • Lightning Round
  • Advice for aspiring leaders


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