Today Hey Group release their Global Top 20 companies for leadership, top five at the list was:
- General Electric
- Procter & Gamble
- Intel Corporation
- Banco Santander
Two European firms formerly outside the 2009 top 20 – Siemens and Banco Santander – have jumped straight into the 2010 top 5. BASF is a new arrival from Europe too. Some intressting key findings was
- 90% of the Best Companies expect employees to lead, regardless if they have a formal position of authority.
- 90% of the Best Companies collect best practices for leadership development from subsidiaries and share them across the organization.
- Cultural diversity has allowed 95 per cent of the Best Companies to be more effective at responding to the challenges of competing in a global economy.
- 100% of the Best Companies have programs designed to develop leaders who can bring together resources across the organization.
Just the other day A Great Place to Work also released their list 2011 FORTUNE’S 100 BEST COMPANIES TO WORK FOR® which is based upon a deeper cultural audit and as far as I can see much more reliable. Their Top 5 on the Fortune list 2011 is:
- Boston Consulting Group
- Wegmans Food Markets
At the moment the competition takes place around Europe… I get back on that when released the 26th of May. In the mean time have a look at the Swedish list