Today Hey Group release their Global Top 20 companies for leadership, top five at the list was:

  1. General Electric
  2. Procter & Gamble
  3. Intel Corporation
  4. Siemens
  5. 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:

  1. SAS
  2. Boston Consulting Group
  3. Wegmans Food Markets
  4. Google
  5. NetApp

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