Top 10 Companies for Leaders

Fortune asked the top ten companies to share their best practices for developing leaders in a global economy.

Procter & Gamble
2. Procter & Gamble
Cincinnati, OH, U.S.

Revenue1: $68.2 billion
No. of employees: 135,000
CEO: A.G. Lafley
Top alumni: Jeffrey Immelt, CEO of GE; Meg Whitman, CEO of eBay; Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft

Hire for Emotional Intelligence. The 170-year-old maker of household brands like Crest and Pampers has produced multiple generations of leaders by hiring employees who have what the company calls "in-touch capability." Recruiters look for leadership experience, from chairing the debate team to serving as church choir director, before they hire. To help employees build on those strengths once they are hired, P&G runs a series of programs and exercises. Says Richard Antoine, P&G's global HR officer: "We need to have people who can be in touch or have the social intelligence to really understand consumers' needs."

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12006 revenue in U.S. dollars.
Sources: Hewitt Associates and The RBL Group

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