Jozef Opdeweegh: The Advice to Give Someone Assuming A CEO Position

What advice would you give someone assuming their first CEO position?

I would say never, ever compromise on your integrity. Never. Always stay true to your core set of beliefs. I would say focus heavily on instilling a set of core behaviors that you believe in in the organization. I would say be perseverant, because the journey ahead is not going to be an easy one, and there are going to be difficult moments. If you’re going to be the person who’s at the helm of the organization, you’re going to have to wade through those difficult waters. You have to be a hard-working, self-organized independent individual, but you also have to be a fun-loving individual. You have to be an outgoing individual. All of this has to be combined with trying to find the right balance between the corporate life and personal life