Sometimes we learn from our own mistakes, but the errors of others also influence us. Which is why Calista Redmond’s leadership style differs dramatically from one of the first CEOs she knew.
“Do you recall the stereotypes of all male management teams of the 1950s? That was the work environment I was in as one of the first female managers in magazine publishing during the late ‘90s. I was a regional manager for the DC and New York areas and worked mostly with men in expensive suits. The CEO and company leaders were idolized across the organization and did not interact much with the rest of the team.