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Sep28
10 Best Leadership Companies via Fortune Magazine and Hewitt Associates

Is your company developing leaders or just employing people?

Fortune Magazine recently published a list of companies that foster and encourage qualities that characterize leaders and demonstrate management depth in their organization. The research was conducted Hewitt Associates and its research partners Fortune and The RBL Group and open to “organizations of any type (public, private, or nonprofit) from any location, with revenues of any size.” That said, 10,000 companies from around the world were sent surveys. My guess is mostly very large businesses were contacted. From 563 respondents,

“A panel of judges, composed of authors, academics, and journalists, gathered in each region to select and rank the 2007 Top Companies for Leaders lists in Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America, and North America. The judges considered many variables in selecting and ranking the lists, including the survey and interview data, company reputation, leadership culture and values, and a proven track record.”

So the results are in! Should you care?GE.jpg

I say yes. This information and the companies identified can be studied and followed. Their best practices for developing leaders in a global economy have been shared. Perhaps not everything they do can apply to you or your company but I am confident there are leadership lessons and management and development practices than can be found.

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Sep25
OSU Coach Mike Gundy, Leader or Lunatic?
Mike Gundy, Head Coach at Oklahoma State may go down in history as the lunatic that lost his composure in a post-game press conference. Coaches have ranted, screamed, complained, profaned before. However, in this case, I think Coach Gundy showed... Continue Reading
Sep18
Florida Student Andrew Meyer is Tasered at John Kerry Campus Forum
Sometimes, no matter what you do, you can hardly win. And this fact seems to ring more true each day as our society is increasingly subject to violent acts at home, school and in the workplace. Such seems to... Continue Reading
Sep17
10 Fast Facts about the US Constitution
For Constitution Day, ten fast facts I found interesting about the US Constitution  from the National Constitution Center. The U. S Constitution was written in the same Pennsylvania State House where the Declaration of Independence was signed and where... Continue Reading
Constitution Day: Remember and Learn from Leaders
Today, Constitution Day, is a fitting reminder to honor the leaders and founders of our nation who, 220 years ago, drafted and signed the United States Constitution and established the blueprint for democracy. Among those leaders, Benjamin Franklin from... Continue Reading
Sep14
Ethical Leadership Required in a World of Rapid Innovation
I recently attended an event sponsored by the the Orange County Management Society affiliated with BYU. It was a the organizationss annual Community Service Awards Dinner and honored BYU Idaho President Kim B. Clark. President Clark is the former... Continue Reading
Sep 9
Leaders, Bullies, and Free Speech at Work
What’s the link between leaders ... bullies ... and free speech, where you work? Imus got away with intimidation of vulnerable people he bullied … because leaders let it happen … at least until the public threatened action against their radio... Continue Reading

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