Article: 'Understand the relationship you have with yourself'

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'Understand the relationship you have with yourself'

Rudy Karsan, Co-Founder and CEO, Kenexa, talks about his entrepreneurial journey, the expectations from HR and a lot more
'Understand the relationship you have with yourself'
 

My advice to those who want to build their own business is to understand the relationship they have with themselves. Without that, you will have a constant battle

 

The leader of an enterprise is the CEO and most people think that CEO stands for Chief Executive Officer. That’s not true: CEO stands for Customers, Employees and Owners

 
Q. 25 years, 20 countries, 2,900 employees and a client list that includes four out of the Fortune Five. What an amazing journey. As a wildly successful entrepreneur, what advice would you give to those who are just starting their entrepreneurial journey? A. If I was an entrepreneur reading this today, I would have asked, “What do I wish, I knew 25 years ago?” And the answer is: Knowing the most important relationship that I have…and it is the relationship you have with yourself. When you figure that piece out, everything else becomes a lot easier in terms of the foundation, building a company, getting employees, finding customers etc. One of the things that I found out about myself is that one of my big drivers was ego and ego forced me to make a lot of mistakes. Let me give you an example: In the 90s, we were growing very rapidly and my board of advisors advised me to groom a second tier of leadership. I believe I am a legend in my own mind, so being a legend in my ow...
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Topics: C-Suite, Leadership, Entrepreneurship, #PersonalJourney

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