What makes a leader a top professional?
The list used to be standard: dedication, loyalty, the ability to listen to the staff and the clients. But there is nothing standard about business in the year 2010. Whether you have been steadfastly climbing the ladder to the goal you set for yourself, struck out on your own to test the dream of building the business you have always wanted, or learned the business from the ground up from your parents and grandparents, professionals today live and love their work like never before. The new breed of professionals are innovators, creators, inventors and transformers who make disasters into opportunities and shake solutions from problems turned upside down. Whether they have a straight career path or have taken the road less traveled, they have found success and continue to make their way up, turning obstacles into open doors as they go.
The Times and BusINess magazine present 15 such professionals to watch in 2010. Their stories may be as different as their businesses, but each shares the same ending: success.
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