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10 global companies that have most inspiring leadership

Last updated on: August 29, 2013 18:32 IST

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There are some companies that struggle to have inspirational leaders, while there are some lucky ones that inspire not only those already working there but also new workforce.

Let's take a look at some companies that have most inspiring leaders.

Note: The image is for representation purpose.

Source: Universum Global

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Google

Industry: Internet

Headquarters: Googleplex, California

Employees: 44,777

Overall rank: 1

Majority of graduates entering the workforce say the American multinational specialising in Internet-related products and services is the most inspiring company.

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Image: Google's office in Zurich, Switzerland.
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Ideo

Industry: Design, innovation

Headquarters: Palo Alto, California

Employees: About 600

Overall rank: 2

Ideo, which has been ranked as one of the most innovative companies in the world, helps design products and digital experiences apart from offering services in management consulting. The company, which traces its roots to 1978, has some of the most high-profile clients in the world, including 3M, Air New Zealand, Coca-Cola and HBO.

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Image: Homepage of Ideo.
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Starbucks

Industry: Restaurants

Headquarters: Seattle, Washington

Employees: 150,000

Overall rank: 3

Starbucks, the largest coffeehouse company in the world, has more than 20,891 stores in 62 countries, including 13,279 in the United States, 1,324 in Canada and 989 in Japan.

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Image: A barista puts whipped cream on a drink at Starbucks coffee shop in Fountain Valley, California.
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Walt Disney Company

Industry: Mass media

Headquarters: Burbank, California

Employees: 166,000

Overall rank: 4

Walt Disney Company, largest media conglomerate in the world, is famous for its movie studios; TV channels, including ABC, Disney Channel, ESPN, A+E Networks; and 14 theme parks spread across the globe.

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Image: Magic Disney Parade at the Disneyland Resort in Marne-la-Vallee, outside Paris, France.
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Amazon.com

Industry: Internet, online retailing

Headquarters: Seattle, Washington

Employees: 97,000

Overall rank: 5

Amazon.com, the largest online retailer in the world, produces consumer electronics, offers cloud services and sells products ranging from DVDs to clothes.

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Image: Amazon's fulfilment centre in Dunfermline, Scotland.
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Southwest Airlines

Industry: Low-cost airline

Headquarters: Dallas, Texas

Employees: 45,861

Overall rank: 6

Southwest Airlines, the largest low-cost carrier in the world, was launched in 1967 and now operates 3,400 flights per day to 86 destinations in 42 states in America.

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Image: A Southwest Airlines passenger jet lifts off at Reagan National Airport in Washington.
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Apple

Industry: Consumer electronics

Headquarters: Cupertino, California

Employees: 80,000

Overall rank: 7

Apple, which was founded in 1976, is best known for it Mac computers, iPads, iPhones and operating systems.

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Image: Apple store inside Grand Central Station in New York.
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Mayo Clinic

Industry: Health care

Headquarters: Minnesota, United States

Employees: 55,000

Overall rank: 8

Mayo Clinic, the biggest not-for-profit medical group practice in the world, offers services that treat difficult cases and spends more than $500 million on research every year.

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Image: Homepage of Mayo Clinic.
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Intuit

Industry: Computer software

Headquarters: Mountain View, California

Employees: 8,500

Overall rank: 9

Intuit provides financial and tax preparation software and related services for small businesses, accountants and others, according to Wikipedia.

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McKinsey & Company

Industry: Management consulting

Headquarters: New York City

Employees: 17,000

Overall rank: 10

McKinsey & Company, the multinational management consulting firm, advices companies, institutions and entities around the world.


Image: Homepage of McKinsey & Company.
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