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