The Top Companies for Leaders 2007

We spanned the globe to find the top companies for leaders.

Regional rankings: North America
(Click on company name to see its Global 500 profile.)
The Top Companies for Leaders
North America
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Show Top Companies for Leaders:
Large Companies
1 General Electric Company Fairfield, CT, U.S.
2 Capital One Financial Corporation McLean, VA, U.S.
3 The Procter & Gamble Company Cincinnati, OH, U.S.
4 General Mills, Inc. Minneapolis, MN, U.S.
5 McKinsey & Company None*
6 IBM Armonk, NY, U.S.
7 Medtronic, Inc. Minneapolis, MN, U.S.
8 Washington Group International, Inc.** Boise, ID, U.S.
9 Eli Lilly and Company Indianapolis, IN, U.S.
10 Avery Dennison Corporation Pasadena, CA, U.S.
11 McDonald's Corporation Oakbrook, IL, U.S.
12 Whirlpool Corporation Benton Harbor, MI, U.S.
13 Lockheed Martin Corporation Bethesda, MD, U.S.
14 Cummins Inc. Columbus, IN, U.S.
15 Caterpillar Inc. Peoria, IL, U.S.
16 Colgate-Palmolive Company New York, NY, U.S.
17 Sonoco Products Company Hartsville, SC, U.S.
18 3M Company St. Paul, MN, U.S.
19 American Express Company New York, NY, U.S.
20 Liz Claiborne, Inc. New York, NY, U.S.
Small to mid-size companies
1 Pella Corporation Pella, IA, U.S.
2 Westfield Group Westfield Center, OH, U.S.
3 Business Development Bank of Canada Montréal, Québec, Canada
From the October 1, 2007 issue
Sources: Hewitt Associates and The RBL Group
How we picked the Top Companies for Leaders
To select the Top Companies for Leaders, Hewitt Associates and its research partners Fortune and The RBL Group surveyed human resources executives around the world. The study was open to organizations of any type (public, private, or nonprofit) from any location, with revenues of any size. (more)
Tops for leaders in Europe
Nokia Inc. Espoo, Finland
BBVA Bilbao, Spain
Inditex, S.A. Arteixo, Spain
Tops for leaders in Asia
Hindustan Unilever Limited Mumbai, India
Infosys Technologies Limited Bangalore, India
Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited Melbourne, Australia