Episode Summary: Steve Papadopoulos
Steve Papadopoulos and his family moved constantly when he was a kid while his dad, a Greek immigrant, pursued his career in the oil business. He became a neurosurgeon – this really is brain surgery – developing an incredibly strong, quiet confidence in the process – just want you need to establish a 99-percent success rate. Papadopoulos then patented dozens of medical instruments, and became the Chief Medical Officer of the Barrow Neurologic Institute in Phoenix, which performs more brain surgeries than any facility in the country. As both a practitioner and a leader, Papadopoulos learned your job as a leader is to remove obstacles preventing your people from realizing their vision of success; indisputable integrity is non-negotiable; and you must demand 100-percent commitment. You cannot make it easier for them. It has to be earned.