Listen First, Lead from Behind
Mar 7, 2014, 2:00 PM
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.
This commentary originally appeared on the RWJF Human Capital Blog. The views and opinions expressed here are those of the authors.