This is how top leaders in business overcome their fears

September 26, 2015, 3:00 PM UTC
J&J Pharmaceutical Success Drives Increase In 2014 Forecast
Sandra "Sandi" Peterson, group worldwide chairman of Johnson & Johnson (J&J), stands for a photograph at the J&J consumer healthcare products plant in Lititz, Pennsylvania, U.S., on Wednesday, June 18, 2014. Johnson & Johnson, the world's biggest health-care products company, beat expectations in its first-quarter earnings release in April and raised its 2014 forecast by focusing on new drugs and reducing its reliance on medical devices. J&J is expected to release second-quarter earnings figures on July 15. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Photograph by Andrew Harrer — Bloomberg via Getty Images

MPW Insider is an online community where the biggest names in business and beyond answer timely career and leadership questions. Today’s answer for: What’s your biggest worry and how are you dealing with it? is written by Sandra Peterson, group worldwide chairman at Johnson & Johnson.

Right now, developments in technology, advances in science and the pressures associated with healthcare reform are reshaping the entire healthcare ecosystem. This creates challenges and opportunities for all of the players in the system, including J&J as the world’s most broadly based healthcare company.

I spend a lot of time thinking about our role in this transformation: How can we leverage J&J’s unique combination of scientific expertise, consumer insight, design thinking and scale to help patients and consumers live longer, healthier and more vibrant lives?

The industry is at a tipping point and we’re responding by embracing opportunities to fuse the power of technology with the power of science. J&J (JNJ) is partnering in various ways with lots of tech companies to transform healthcare by improving outcomes and personalizing the healthcare experience for patients and consumers.


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