6 Inspirational Business Leaders to Follow in 2022

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Are you determined to make 2022 your year? We don’t blame you! If you’re looking to fine-tune your business leadership practices and achieve new levels of success, try looking to the world’s best leaders for some inspiration.

Check out our six must-follow business leaders of 2022… 

3 lesser-known business leaders

We’ve taken a step away from the norm and kicked off our list with three lesser-known yet truly inspirational business leaders, who are doing great things in 2022. Let’s take a look…

1. Tracey Grace

Tracey Grace is the CEO and Founder of global business IT company, IBEX. She has over 20 years of experience in corporate training and IT, having previously held prominent leadership positions at Learning Tree International, FedEx, and New Horizons Computer Learning Centres.

As a black, female business leader, Tracey is passionate about diversity and creating much-needed opportunities for minorities in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) industries.

Follow Tracey on LinkedIn here.

2. Rishav Agarwal

Rishav Agarwal is the Founder and CEO of Picexle, a company that seeks to bridge the gap between gig workers and hiring organisations. Picexle solves two major problems of the modern business world: it connects freelancers with companies looking to hire, and companies with the high-quality, accessible talent needed to maintain a competitive edge.

This young, Indian entrepreneur has a gift for problem-solving innovation, spotting market trends, and predicting future demand. 

Follow Rishav on LinkedIn here.

3. Kim Grennan

Kim Grennan is the Founder of Arizona-based digital marketing agency Axle Eight. She recognised that there are too many “one-size-fits-all” marketing solutions and that companies need bespoke, goal-driven solutions in order to flourish in the ever-changing, increasingly competitive business world. Kim takes a direct, human-centric approach to her work and believes in making every idea count.

Axle Eight was formed in 2016 and has gone from strength to strength in a crowded market. She attributes her success to “not being afraid to shake up the status quo.”

Follow Kim on LinkedIn here.

3 famous business leaders

Whatever your personal inspiration goals, there are always some names which simply cannot be ignored. Let’s check out some of the must-follows, from today’s business leadership elite…

1. Tim Cook

Tim Cook took over as CEO of Apple when Steve Jobs passed away in 2011. He had a great deal to live up to but quickly proved that he was more than up to the challenge. Apple has undertaken some of its most innovative work under Tim’s watch and is set to continue doing so. 2022 marks the release of several new and exciting Apple products, including the iPhone 14, AirPods Pro 2, and three new Apple watches.

Learn more about Tim’s approach to leadership here.

2. Sheryl Sandberg

Sheryl Sandberg has been Facebook’s COO since 2008, and was the first woman to be elected to the company’s board of directors. During her tenure, Sheryl has overseen significant increases to Facebook’s revenue. This includes an incredible 21% increase during 2020 alone.  She is also the author of the bestselling book Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead, which hit the shelves in 2013.

Follow Sheryl on Instagram here.

3. Reed Hastings

Reed Hastings is the Founder and CEO of Netflix, a committed philanthropist, and an advocate for educational reform. He established Netflix in 2002, and has since grown it into a multi-billion dollar business. Reed is the epitome of an anti-fragile leader. Without his ability to predict and adapt to market changes, Netflix may never have evolved beyond the DVD subscription service it once was, into the streaming giant it is today.

Follow Reed on Twitter here.