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Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Top 20 Companies for Leaders

Hewitt, a global HR outsourcing and consulting company, has released its 2005 study of the top companies for leaders.

According to the report, the top 20 are:
    1.) 3M Company 11.) Capital One Financial Corporation
    2.) General Electric Company 12.) Whirlpool Corporation
    3.) Johnson & Johnson 13.) Colgate-Palmolive Company
    4.) Dell Inc. 14.) Pitney Bowes Inc.
    5.) Liz Claiborne, Inc. 15.) Pfizer Inc.
    6.) IBM 16.) FedEx Corporation
    7.) The Procter & Gamble Company 17.) Washington Group International, Inc.
    8.) General Mills, Inc. 18.) The Home Depot, Inc.
    9.) Medtronic, Inc. 19.) Avery Dennison Corporation
    10.) American Express Company 20.) Sonoco Products Company

Key findings from the study include:
  • Top 20 Companies boast CEOs and Boards of Directors that are actively engaged in leadership development programs and are personally involved in the selection, review, and development of their best talent.
  • Top 20 Companies more actively manage and develop their best talent compared to other companies.
  • Top 20 Companies differentiate themselves by effectively integrating and utilizing their practices to develop leaders in support of their business strategy.
  • Top 20 Companies formally hold their leaders accountable for the success of leadership programs, the development of their employees, and the development of their own leadership capabilities.

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