Since the turn of the century, there has been a shift in power within the business world. Leaders such as Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg have left their mark on history. However, there are five other leaders who currently hold the title of “the best in the world”. All these leaders display prominent traits and habits of leadership such as strong conviction, clarity of vision and purpose of coaching.
Vladimir Putin: Russia’s strongman president
Since being elected president in 2000, Vladimir Putin has led Russia with an iron fist. He has been described as a “strongman president” who is not afraid to use force to get what he wants. Critics say that Putin is a dictator who rules through fear and intimidation. Supporters say that he has restored order to Russia and brought much-needed stability to the country.
Under Putin’s rule, Russia has become a more authoritarian state. The media is tightly controlled and dissenting voices are often silenced. Political opponents have been jailed or exiled, and the Russian people have little say in how their country is run.
Putin has also been criticized for his policies in Ukraine and Syria. In 2014, Russia annexed Crimea from Ukraine, and since then it has been involved in the ongoing conflict in eastern Ukraine.
Putin has been called out for his support of autocratic leaders in other nations. He has defended the controversial leaders of China and Turkey, despite their widespread human rights abuses. In 2015, Putin praised Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for “opening a process of political modernization in the country.
Angela Merkel: The German chancellor who leads in a time of crisis
Angela Merkel is the Chancellor of Germany, and she has been in office since 2005. Merkel is considered to be one of the most powerful women in the world, and she has been called the “de facto leader of the European Union.” In recent years, Merkel has faced several challenges both domestically and internationally.
In 2015, Merkel welcomed hundreds of thousands of refugees into Germany, and this decision sparked criticism from many people in her country. The following year, Merkel was re-elected as Chancellor, but her party suffered heavy losses in the election.
Recently, Merkel has been dealing with Brexit and the rise of populism in Europe. She has been a strong advocate for the European Union, and she has warned against the dangers of nationalism.
Donald Trump: America’s unpredictable president.
In America, we pride ourselves on the peaceful transfer of power. We have a system in place that, for the most part, allows for the people to choose their leader and then allows that leader to govern. Our democracy is not perfect, but it is ours and we are proud of it. On November 8th, 2016, America elected Donald Trump as our 45th president. This was not supposed to happen. The polls were wrong, the pundits were wrong, and the mainstream media was wrong.
Donald Trump is an unpredictable president. He has no political experience and he has flip-flopped on many key issues. During his campaign, he promised to “drain the swamp” in Washington D.C., but since being elected he has filled his cabinet with millionaires and billionaires.
Xi Jinping: China’s leader steering his country toward superpower status
Xi Jinping, China’s president, is quickly steering his country toward superpower status. Under Xi’s leadership, China has become the world’s second-largest economy and is making major investments in infrastructure, technology, and other areas that are necessary for a superpower. Xi has also been working to strengthen China’s military and expand its influence in international affairs. While there are some challenges facing China as it strives for superpower status, Xi appears to be up to the task.
Emmanuel Macron: France’s youngest president in history
In a stunning upset, Emmanuel Macron, a former investment banker and economy minister who founded his own political movement just a year ago, was elected the youngest president in France’s history on Sunday. He defeated Marine Le Pen, the far-right candidate who has vowed to take France out of the European Union.
With almost all votes counted, Mr. Macron had received about 66 percent of the vote, compared with 34 percent for Ms. Le Pen. Turnout was estimated at about 75 percent.
“A new page in our long history is opening tonight,” Mr. Macron said in a solemn address to the nation from the Louvre Museum in Paris shortly after the results were announced. “I want it to be one of hope and renewed trust.