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15 Leaders, 15 Styles: How They Successfully Lead the World's Biggest Enterprises

Updated: Jan 30

15-leaders-15-styles-how-they-successfully-lead-the-worlds-biggest-enterprisesLeadership has many manifestations. Each industry, phase the company is in and the purpose and vision of a company require a different leadership style. Below are 15 leaders who each lead (or have led) the world's greatest companies in their own way and with their own style.

  • Jeff Bezos - Amazon - is considered a visionary, risk-taker, and customer-focused leader for several reasons:

Visionary: Jeff Bezos is known for his ability to think big and long-term. He saw the potential of the Internet early on and believed that it would fundamentally change the way people shop. He had an inspiring vision of creating a company that would be the "Earth's most customer-centric company," and he worked relentlessly to achieve that goal.

Risk-taker: Bezos was willing to take risks that many other CEOs would not. When he started Amazon in 1994, he invested heavily in the company and was not afraid to take on debt to fuel growth. He also took risks by entering new markets, such as cloud computing, that were not traditionally associated with online retail.

Customer-focused: Bezos has always been focused on creating a great customer experience. He is known for saying that "the best customer service is if the customer doesn't need to call you, doesn't need to talk to you. It just works." This focus on the customer has led Amazon to innovate in areas such as fast shipping, easy returns, and personalized recommendations.

  • Elon Musk - Tesla - Twitter - SpaceX - is considered an innovative, determined, and persuasive leader for several reasons:

Innovative: Musk is known for his innovative thinking and his willingness to challenge the status quo. He has revolutionized the automotive industry with Tesla and is now making breakthroughs in space exploration with SpaceX and with Twitter. His companies have introduced new technologies and ideas that have disrupted traditional industries.

Determined: Musk has a reputation for being extremely determined and persistent in pursuing his goals. He has faced numerous setbacks and challenges with his companies but has always been willing to persevere and find a way to succeed. This determination has helped him overcome obstacles and achieve ambitious objectives.