Alumni Association - Connections Project

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 University of Iowa and now Yale, he shares really great insight about traits of a great leader.

One piece of advice he has always remembered actually came from current College of Medicine Dean, Brad Britigan, MD–“Be careful not to spend 99% of your time with 1% of the people.”

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