Category: Leadership

A collection of blog posts related to leadership advice.

The Importance of Lifelong Learning

The end of each year is a natural time to reflect on where you’ve been, where you are and where you want to be. As the new year approaches, you might start thinking about changes you’d like to make or what you’d like to accomplish going forward. Whatever your goals are, it’s important to continue […]

Dec 1, 2022

Leadership as Action

When you think of leadership, what comes to mind? Is it a person, like Martin Luther King Jr. or Brené Brown? When Patricia Kearns, PT’99 thinks about leadership, she thinks of action. Patricia is the President and CEO of QLI – Brain & Spinal Injury Specialists. Take a quick listen to her philosophy on leadership […]

Oct 5, 2022

Overcoming Barriers in Advocacy Work

Advocacy work is something many UNMC students, staff and alumni engage in at UNMC, in their communities, through national organizations, and more. This work can be extremely rewarding, but it is often also challenging. Carli Zegers, PhD’19, APRN, FNP-BC has engaged in this work for many years. While at UNMC, she founded the Nebraska Chapter […]

Sep 14, 2022

Becoming an Advocate

Knowing how to advocate is critical. Whether advocating on behalf of a patient, advocating for social change, or advocating for yourself, understanding the necessary skills to be a good advocate is important. Desi Bailey, MD’75 has been involved in advocacy work throughout her life, most recently with the American Medical Association and GLMA: Health Professionals […]

Mar 2, 2022

Servant Leadership

Today’s health professions students represent the future of health care for our communities, our state, and beyond. They’re on this amazing journey, a journey that both of us have experienced as health care providers ourselves, to gain the knowledge, tools, and skills to make a difference in the lives of our patients. And we feel […]

Jan 12, 2022

Leadership Advice

Adi Pour, PhD’86, MS’83 knows a thing or two about leadership. As the retired Director of the Douglas County Health Department, Dr. Pour spent nearly 20 years serving as a leader in healthcare. She has been recognized many times for her passion for promoting health equity, eliminating health disparities and providing opportunities for all to […]

Dec 8, 2021

Advocate for the University of Nebraska

We’re in the midst of #ILoveNU Week, and we love seeing our alumni celebrate by sharing their story on social media, contacting their senator and wearing UNMC colors. Another important way alumni can show their love is by advocating for the University of Nebraska. Below, Jeff Hines, PharmD’82 shares why he advocates for the NU […]

Mar 24, 2021

Traits of Great Leaders

This week we share leadership insight from Ernest Sigler, DDS ’75. He has been on many teams in his life; from high school football, to the Husker football team, the military, and the UNMC College of Dentistry and he shares the traits that he believes great leaders exhibit. When it comes to teamwork and working […]

Jan 21, 2021

Servant Leadership & Relationship Building

Valeria Stokes, MSN’78, EdD grew up in a household where giving back to others was a value ingrained into her character. She took this with her throughout her career, serving in a variety of roles within hospital, corporate and nonprofit leadership. Now, as the Vice President of Human Resources at Erie Health Centers in Chicago, […]

Sep 30, 2020

Traits of a Good Leader

This week we are excited to share leadership insight from alumnus Mike Kozal, MD ’88. From growing up in Nebraska and attending UNMC for medical school, to going to Stanford for an infectious disease fellowship, to working in biotech, being a medical director of public health, providing clinical care and academics and research at the […]

Aug 7, 2020