“Leadership, as the public tells the pollsters, is in disappointingly short supply. So the 25 people profiled in the following pages are a heartening exception to the rule. ‘America’s Best Leaders’ are an accomplished group selected by an independent committee of judges assembled by the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. Some leaders are famous names; others, while giants in their fields, may be introduced to readers for the first time. Their leadership styles are as varied as the organizations they manage. But what they all share is a clearly articulated vision, measurable results, and, in the words of one management guru, Big Hairy Audacious Goals,” writes U.S.News & World Report.
Bill Gates, along with wife Melinda Gates, makes U.S. News and World Report’s list of “America’s Best Leaders”, not for leading Microsoft, but for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Some others include: Condoleezza Rice, U.S. Secretary of State; Roger Ailes,
Chairman and CEO of Fox News channel; Howard Schultz, Chairman of Starbucks; Larry Page & Sergey Brin, Founders of Google; and Oprah Winfrey, Entertainment mogul.
Steve Jobs also makes the list for leading Apple Computer, Inc.
They rise to the occasion in times of political crisis, but truly transformational leaders who change the world for the better remain rare in business. Which is why Steve Jobs is so fascinating… the 50-year-old Jobs, usually clad in jeans and black turtleneck, has established an aura around his “insanely great” products, which are beautiful and brash, fabulous and functional… Last year, Jobs cheated death and escaped a cancer scare; this year, Apple will generate robust revenues, and its stock is bristling with good health. Jobs was lucky. We are, too. Because our lives are different and much more interesting with this man leading us to the land of what’s next.
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