“Two most valuable takeaways from COTRUGLI Business School are: learning never stops, and leadership is all about humility and helping your people grow. If you follow these rules, results will come.”
Let’s go back 20 years. It’s the end of 1999, I just started journalism college, and at the same time working as a young journalist in the most prominent national newspaper Večernji list. A couple of months later, Croatia is in political turmoil, the opposition comes to power, society is changing, and my only dream is to cover these events as a journalist.
As years passed, my career shifted towards management in 2005. I took the role of executive editor in the new national newspaper 24sata, in 2009. I was back the Večernji list as a deputy editor in chief, and four years later, I left the editorial (content production) and shifted to business as a Digital Development Director.
After the first couple of years in management, I began to realize that everything I knew about leadership and business in total, I learned on the go, by myself, and that is not enough. It was time for the next big step. I joined CBS Executive MBA in 2011, and it really helped me improve my knowledge and skills but also inspired me, opened new perspectives, and gave me a chance to spend time with really amazing, smart people. By listening to them, I grew as a person and as a leader.
CBS prepared me for the next level, and soon after graduation, my career continued in the role of Digital Media Director at 24sata, and four years later, I was asked to join the company Board.
Two most valuable takeaways from CBS are: learning never stops, and leadership is all about humility and helping your people grow. If you follow these rules, results will come.