10 Best Companies for Leaders: How Focusing on Leadership Development Creates a Competitive Advantage

Chief Executive names 2012’s Best Companies for Leaders


Since 2005, Chief Executive and Chally Group Worldwide have been releasing the “Best Companies for Leaders,” a list of corporations who lead the pack when it comes to leadership development. These companies generate significant market share, make leadership development a high priority despite time and financial pressures, and their executives spend more personal time mentoring leaders. This year’s top company is Procter & Gamble, led by CEO Bob McDonald.

The Top 10 Best Companies for Leaders are:


  1. Procter & Gamble, Robert McDonald
  2. IBM, Virginia Rometty
  3. General Electric, Jeffrey R. Immelt
  4. 3M, George Buckley
  5. Southwest Airlines, Gary C. Kelly
  6. ADP, Carlos A. Rodriguez
  7. PepsiCo, Indra Nooyi
  8. Cardinal Health, George S. Barrett
  9. Caterpillar, Douglas R. Oberhelman
  10. Discovery Communications, David M. Zaslav



For more information on the 2012 Best Companies for Leaders:

Full List: 40 Best Companies for Leaders 2012
How Top Companies Excel in Leadership Development
Best Private Companies for Leaders 2012

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