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Best companies for leadership

Iain Lauder

Faculty Blog

The Global Consulting Hay Group has published their 2011 “Best Companies for Leadership” Study.  You can see it here.

I think it is interesting that the top 20 companies feature at the top end of the Fortune 500 list as well as being “Best Companies to Work For” and “Best Companies for Leadership”.

The Best Companies for Leadership have a number of things in common:

  • They are more likely to be flexible responsive organisations – they are agile;
  • They set the stage for innovation – they think about future customer needs and take risks;
  • They have broader perspectives – they innovate, work with diversity and encourage learning;
  • They focus on collaboration – they reward relationship builders;
  • They recognise that leadership drives innovation.

How would you rate the companies you have worked for against these criteria?

The top 20 list is General Electric, Procter & Gamble, IBM, Microsoft, Coca-Cola, McDonald’s Corporation, Accenture, Wal-Mart Stores, Johnson & Johnson, Unilever, Toyota, Nestle, 3M, Southwest Airlines, Exxon Mobile, PepsiCo, Siemens, Shell, Dow and FedEx.