Apr 17, 2019
Dan Ivankovich is an orthopedic surgeon, humanitarian, CNN
hero, and blues musician! He joins The Leadership Podcast to
discuss the inspiration behind creating OnePatient Global. Dan talks about creating empathy and
connection, and how Dan’s injury changed his life’s trajectory. As
the leader of the Bone
Squad, Dan is known for
his advocacy on behalf of the underserved, uninsured, and
underinsured in Chicago’s inner city.
[3:21] Dan has always gravitated
to serve the underdog and has himself experienced struggles with
his own pain and healing.
[8:28] As a first generation
immigrant, Dan saw the importance of sticking together as a family
and working hard to earn your own success.
[11:48] Dan creates a genuine
connection with his patients and bridges the gap of differences by
creating a common thread of humanity.
[14:38] Leaders inspire others
to want more for themselves and help guide them past moments of
doubt and adversity.
[21:13] Real growth comes from
having hard conversations and setting higher expectations without
fear of loss or failure.
[23:57] Dan believes our society
can empower and encourage others to go above and beyond what is
[29:29] It’s not about doing one
thing, it’s about pulling from multiple sources to create a
composition of greatness.
[34:01] Great leaders listen to
everyone’s viewpoint and process information in a critical and
[41:08] Leaders should push
their team but offer guidance, mentoring and counseling to combat
[46:42] Dan’s challenge: smile
at strangers and live in the moment with people.
always prided myself on doing what I believe is right.”
been the person that I’ve helped.”
- “Everybody’s got gifts.”
have the power to change lives beyond people’s power of
of the most important things of being a healer is to hear what
people are telling you.”
need to be present and engaged in order to observe
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