When I was leading teams at CBS, I interviewed a candidate who asked me a question that caught me off guard. The role was for my very first direct report, and the candidate asked me, “What is your leadership style?”. The truth is, before I managed a team, I thought that being a “boss” automatically meant you were a leader.
How many people do you know can say that they started their career in the Israeli Army as a Chief of Staff, worked at some of the most revered fashion houses in the world including CHANEL and GIVENCHY, and broke into product at the world’s top banks, now leading as a VP Product at a world-renowned bank like JP Morgan Chase? I also couldn’t think of anyone. That is, until I met Zoia Kozakov, one of our Scale community members.