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Aon Hewitt Top Companies for Leaders® Highlights

Aon Hewitt Top Companies for Leaders® Highlights

Aon Hewitt Top Companies for Leaders 

Aon Hewitt Top Companies for Leaders
Highlights Report

The Aon Hewitt Top Companies for Leaders highlights report focuses on five characteristics that give top companies the edge and help lead to great organizational performance. These characteristics make up the DNA of top company leaders. They are:

  • Assessment. When it comes to building leaders, top companies assess the whole leader early in their careers. This includes evaluating leaders’ experiences, competencies, values, and organizational fit. This helps organizations understand the unique needs of their talent pipeline to fuel the right development solutions that move people forward faster.
  • Awareness. Top companies have leaders who demonstrate tremendous self-awareness by understanding their personal strengths and weaknesses and using this information to become more effective leaders.
  • Resilience. In today’s unpredictable environment, top companies build resilience in their leaders by creating inclusive cultures where multiple perspectives and ideas are expected and fostered to help the organization meet continued business challenges.
  • Engaging leadership. Organizations leading the way focus on identifying and building engaging leaders who are stabilizers, demonstrate versatility and stay connected to people and events inside and outside their organization.
  • Sustainability. Aon Hewitt Top Companies for Leaders focus on building talent programs nimble enough to respond quickly to the market demands, yet sustainable to deliver superior business outcomes.

Pete Sanborn
Global Talent Practice Leader

“The list of 2014 Global Aon Hewitt Top Companies for Leaders is impressive. This group of organizations sets themselves apart by demonstrating their passion for cultivating resilient and engaged leaders who take the time to know and develop their talent and understand what experiences they need to rise above the rest,” said Pete Sanborn, Global Talent practice leader. “Since we first conducted this study in 2001, organizations have truly raised the bar on their commitment to leadership and the benefits are evident through higher financial returns, increased employee engagement and productivity and the continuous retention of top talent."

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