NYSL Promotions Presents the Level of Leadership to Which We Aspire
At times, leadership feels like a rare commodity in the world today. Too often, it seems that people in positions of authority are more concerned with winning their next elections or maintaining the status quo to lead anyone anywhere. Still, the team at NYSL Promotions does believe there are a few true leaders out there who inspire their organizations and the rest of the world with their vision and determination. Here are a few business leaders we admire.
So many amazing things can be said about Warren Buffet, the 83-year-old CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. Dubbed The Oracle of Omaha for his uncanny ability with investments, he is the second wealthiest person in the world. Perhaps more importantly, he leads his organization of 300,000 people by empowering them to make decisions as if they were owners of the company.
During the bailout of America’s automobile industry a few years ago, one manufacturer didn’t need the help: Ford. Led by Alan Mulally, the company that practically invented the assembly line weathered the financial storm of 2008 and came back stronger than ever, posting a net gain of $7.2 billion last year and profit-sharing almost $9000 per laborer.
One final leader we admire is Geoffrey Canada, founder and CEO of the Harlem Children’s Zone. Canada started the organization back in the mid-90s as a reaction to the deplorable conditions in which NYC’s urban poor were living. What started out as a way to change the lives of children in a 24-block area of the city has grown to cover 100 blocks. The non-profit works with more than 12,000 children, and sees 95% of the high school seniors in the program attend college.
NYSL Promotions applauds these and other great leaders who give the rest of us a standard worthy of meeting.