Mar 7 2014

Listen First, Lead from Behind

One of the country’s most powerful women,  Robert Wood Johnson Foundation President and CEO Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, MD, MBA, calls that the best advice she ever received in a recent “Influencer” post on LinkedIn. The advice, Lavizzo-Mourey writes, came from Nelson Mandela.


One of her teachers and mentors, the legendary Samuel P. Martin III, MD, taught her “the Mandela axiom.”

“Decades later,” Lavizzo-Mourey writes on LinkedIn, “it is a lesson that I continue to draw from every day.”

Lavizzo-Mourey’s post is part of a series in which LinkedIn Influencers share the best advice they’ve ever received. Read all the posts in the series here.

Read all of Lavizzo-Mourey’s LinkedIn Influencer posts here.

Tags: Health Leadership, Education, and Training