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.