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25 top companies for leaders

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Company Location Revenue Employees
1 IBM USA $99.9 bil 426,751
2 General Mills USA $14.8 bil 33,000
3 Procter & Gamble USA $79.7 bil 127,000
4 Aditya Birla India $35 bill 133,000
5 Colgate-Palmolive USA $15.6 bil 39,200
6 Hindustan Unilever India $4.1 bil 15,000
7 ICICI Bank India $8.1 bil 61,697
8 McDonald’s USA $24.1 bil 400,000
9 Whirlpool USA $18.4 bil 70,758
10 PepsiCo USA $57.8 bil 294,000
11 General Electric USA $151.6 bil 287,000
12 BBVA Spain $23.4 bil 109,655
13 Natura Brazil $5.1 bil 7,037
14 Deere USA $26 bil 55,700
15 3M USA $26.7 bil 80,057
16 Eli Lilly USA $23.1 bil 38,350
17 McKinsey USA $5 bil 16,000
18 L’Oréal France $19.5 bil 66,325
19 Unilever England $62.7 bil 167,000
20 Siemens AG Germany $107.6 bil 353,000
21 Intel USA $43.6 bil 82,500
22 China Vanke China $7.9 bil 16,464
23 Wipro India $6.3 bil 120,000
24 Bharti Airtel India $12.1 bil 22,858
25 Novartis Switzerland $51.6 bil 121,000

 

Source: money.cnn.com

1. IBM

IBM sends leadership SWAT teams around the world to coach local staff

2. General Mills

Over 90% of management promotions are internal.

3. Procter & Gamble

Every single CEO of P&G started at the entry level.

4. Aditya Birla

Aditya Birla honours employees who teach villagers skills like composting and pump repair.

5. Colgate-Palmolive

The Colgate Leadership Challenge is a seven-day event for the company’s junior employees, with a team business project, presentations by senior leaders, and charity work.

6. Hindustan Unilever

HUL sends young managers to live in Indian villages so that they can understand the needs of rural consumers.

7. ICICI Bank

ICICI assigns 2,500 talent scouts to identify promising employees.

8. McDonald’s

The Officer Development Program trains rising talent in finance, HR, and marketing, plus exposes them to other cultures.

9. Whirlpool

A dozen senior execs serve as “innovation mentors” tasked with evaluating business ideas

10. PepsiCo

PepsiCo creates 10-year growth plans for individuals who are thought to have C-suite potential.

11. General Electric

Chief executive Jeff Immelt devotes about 40% of his time to leadership development.

12. BBVA

The Spanish bank offers theatre workshops to help boost managerial communication skills.

13. Natura

Every year, all managers are asked to reaffirm their commitment to the company or else leave.

14. Deere

CEO Sam Allen personally mentors 20 to 30 employees at various levels of the company.

15. 3M

Over 300 senior managers teach in leadership programmes, which are customized by country.

16. Eli Lilly

Half of variable comp for senior execs is influenced by mentoring skills and other leadership behaviours.

17. McKinsey

Job applicants receive coaching between interview rounds.

18. L’Oréal

23% of the cosmetic giant’s senior leadership team are women.

19. Unilever

All 100 top leaders submit two-page career plans to CEO Paul Polman.

20. Siemens AG

Each year, 10 junior Siemens employees are named “stars of the future”.

21. Intel

An internal network of executive women mentors female talent.

22. China Vanke

The property developer discourages “displays of dogmatism” by employees.

23. Wipro

More than 100 Wipro executives have gone on to start their own businesses.

24. Bharti Airtel

A “reverse mentoring” programme enlists junior employees to tutor senior ones about new tech.

25. Novartis

The Swiss pharmaceutical giant runs a 2 1/2-day mentoring programme to help leaders understand their “core purpose”.

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