Rudish Health Solution’s President and CEO, Russ Rudish sat down with High Performance Counsel (HPC) to talk about key lessons in leadership. Russ draws on a rich and successful career in consulting including top global leadership posts in the majors.
HPC: From who or what do you draw inspiration as a leader?
Russ: From mentors in companies I have worked at; and from others, generally in the public domain, that I have observed.
HPC: What do you think are the most important leadership qualities in today’s world?
Russ: Honesty and trust.
HPC: Would you care to share your greatest failure – and what you learned?
Russ: Too numerous to pick just one: learnings are (1) do your homework/be as fact based as possible; (2) pick the right leaders.
HPC: What has been you most satisfying success as a leader?
Russ: Helping others grow in their roles and succeed.
HPC: What advice would you give to the younger generation contemplating law as a career?
Russ: Make sure it is your passion and not someone else’s idea (perhaps your parents).
HPC: Do you think the leadership in law is ready for change?
Russ: Yes, but they are amongst the slowest, most conservative of professions for obvious reasons.
HPC: Is more – or different – leadership required? In what ways?
Russ: There is always the need for more leadership. Areas would include client relationship management and HR issues.
HPC: How deep do you think will be the inroads of technology in the industry?
Russ: More than can be contemplated; as much or more than other professions.
HPC: Do you think professional ethics are challenged by so much change in the legal industry?
Russ: Yes, but this is nothing new, although likely accelerated and more complicated
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