Taylor Swift performs in Times Square on New Year's Eve in New York


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Taylor Swift Tops Fortune’s World’s Greatest Leaders List

Fortune just released its World’s Greatest Leaders list and Taylor Swift is ranked the highest among females on the list. She has been labeled a branding machine and is a good example to all entrepreneurs on how to achieve record sales every time. Tim Cook, CEO of Apple was #1 on the list. Tim has done a remarkable job with Apple. Apple’s stock has hit all-time highs, in Apple Pay and the Apple Watch the company has shown its continued appetite for innovation, and it is gradually becoming more open and outspoken, including on a variety of non-corporate social issues. 

According to Forbes, “Taylor Swift didn’t become the highest-paid woman in the music business by accident. Pop’s savviest star has crossed swords with Spotify, embraced corporate sponsorship, and moved to secure dozens of trademarks (including phrases like “This sick beat”)—plus she has proved shrewder at honing a brand in the social media age than virtually any other person or company”.Here are some ways to be a good leader.

Canadian-born Joanne Liu came second after Taylor Swift (as the second highest female).The international president of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) leads the International Board and the International General Assembly, and represents MSF International.Dr. Joanne Liu is from Montreal, Quebec and was elected international president in June 2013. She has been involved with MSF since 1996, when she took on her first field assignment: caring for Malian refugees in Mauritania. Since then she has taken part in more than 20 missions on four continents—helping victims of the Indonesian tsunami and Haitian earthquake, as well as refugees and survivors of sexual violence in Somalia, Congo, and Sudan’s Darfur region, to name just a few. In October 2013, she was named the group’s international president just two months before the first West African patients were diagnosed with Ebola, the start of what became the deadliest and most widespread outbreak of the horrific disease to date. She helped lead the organization’s fast and aggressive response to the virus, establishing field hospitals in the middle of the hot zone and pressing African leaders and public health officials worldwide to step up their efforts. 

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Former Governor of the Bank of Canada, Mark Carney was ranked #15 on the list. According to Fortune, as Governor of the Bank of England since mid-2013, Carney has displayed boldness and finesse—just as he did while central-bank chief in his native Canada during the financial crisis. Back then he was credited with keeping Canada’s economy healthy, even as other developed nations raced to the brink. Now, with Carney’s steady hand, the U.K.’s economy is revving up too. The IMF predicts it will grow far faster this year than any other major European economy.

Bank Of England Governor Mark Carney Quarterly Inflation Report News Conference


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For the full list visit: http://fortune.com/worlds-greatest-leaders/


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