Leadership is the single largest determinant of business success. Organizations that excel at cultivating leaders gain an edge over their competition. With globalization driving change, the demand for agile leaders will continue to intensify. Most organizations still can't find or develop leaders fast enough to address the multitude of challenges facing their companies and their people. However, they know that having the right leaders in place today, and a strong and sustainable pipeline for tomorrow, is vital for success.
Since the study's inception in 2002, the factors that drive a winning leadership culture have been identified. Like their predecessors, the 2011 Global Top Companies for Leaders are passionate and committed to leadership development. Their leadership programs are practical, relevant and aligned with business goals. Top Companies have an intense focus on talent, and they are deliberate about hiring, coaching, developing and rewarding success. Finally, leadership development at these organizations is an embedded practice and mindset.
Initiated in 2001 by Hewitt Associates (now Aon Hewitt), Top Companies for Leaders is the world's most comprehensive longitudinal study of leadership and leadership practices. The study, recognized for its global scope and research rigor, attracts hundreds of companies around the globe that seek outside-in insights on leader building and how the best develop and sustain their leadership pipeline. This year, Aon Hewitt is excited to be working once again with FORTUNE, the leading global business publication, and The RBL Group, the esteemed HR strategy and leadership consultancy founded by thought leaders Dave Ulrich and Norm Smallwood.
Our comprehensive Top Companies for Leaders Benchmark Report evaluates your organizational results against the practices of leading companies and includes a detailed report comparing your organization against the Top Companies for Leaders benchmark comparison group(s) against over 1200 survey items from nearly 500 respondents; highlighting external best practices and recommended priorities for action.
Global Project Manager, Top Companies for Leaders
Global Research Manager, Top Companies for Leaders
FORTUNE is a global leader in business journalism known for its unrivaled access to industry leaders and decision makers. Founded in 1930, FORTUNE magazine has a worldwide circulation of more than 1 million and a readership of nearly 5 million and is home to some of the strongest business franchises, including: FORTUNE 500, FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For, America's Most Admired Companies, Fastest Growing Companies and Most Powerful Women. FORTUNE Live Media extends the brand's mission into live settings, hosting a wide range of annual conferences for top-level executives, including the FORTUNE Global Forum and the Most Powerful Women Summit. FORTUNE magazine's online home is CNNMoney.com, the most visited and utilized business destination Web site, attracting nearly 10 million unique visitors per month, according to Nielsen/NetRatings. FORTUNE, along with MONEY, FSB: FORTUNE Small Business, and CNNMoney.com, is part of The Fortune|Money Group, a division of Time Inc., a subsidiary of Time Warner, a leading media and entertainment company.
About The RBL Group
Founded by widely recognized HR and leadership experts Dave Ulrich and Norm Smallwood, The RBL Group is a global professional services firm committed to creating value through the effective management of people and organizations. RBL works with clients to implement cutting edge leadership practices and to advance the transformation of strategic human resource management. Their clients include top companies throughout the world and across a wide range of industries. The RBL Group is recognized as the trusted advisor to the world's top HR leaders and their senior executives. To learn more, please visit www.rbl.net.
Aon Hewitt is the global leader in human resource solutions. The company partners with organizations to solve their most complex benefits, talent and related financial challenges, and improve business performance. Aon Hewitt designs, implements, communicates, and administers a wide range of human capital, retirement, investment management, health care, compensation, and talent management strategies. With more than 29,000 professionals in 90 countries, Aon Hewitt makes the world a better place to work for clients and their employees. For more information on Aon Hewitt, please visit www.aonhewitt.com.
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