Wednesday, May 9, 2012

World's Best Firms for Leadership

1. General Electric:

This multinational company, headquartered in Fairland, United States, operates on four different segments namely for the Energy, Technology Infrastructure, Capital Finance and Consumer and Industrial services. As of the other rankings, GE has acquired the 5thposition in the best global brand raking by Interbrand as well as the 15th most admired company by Fortune. The successful operation of a company’s activities requires a perfect management and leadership as it plays key determinants of the success and failure of any business deals of a company. General Electric has a solid foundation when it comes to management and leadership to accomplish company’s priorities to set quality and make their customers services satisfactory.

2. Procter and Gamble:

Procter and Gamble is an American multinational company based in the Cincinnati. The company is basically into manufacturing wide range of consumer goods. The company’s main purpose is to improve their consumers’ lives if not in a big way at least in a small extent in a meaningful way. The key values they believe in include integrity, leadership, ownership, passion for winning and trust. The principles they believe in include showing respect for all individuals, innovation, thrust to be the best etc. So, all these factors would have ranked them in being one among the best companies to have leadership qualities. 

3. IBM:

IBM [International Business Machines Corporation] is another American multinational technology and consulting firm headquartered at Armonk, New York. The company is basically into manufacturing and selling computer hardware and software and it also offers infrastructure, hosting and consulting services in the areas of mainframe computers to nanotechnology. The company was basically started in the year 1911 as the Computing Tabulating Recording Corporation. From the past 100 years, IBMers have believed that service and volunteerism are their essential elements. They believe that the culture of service they are having at their company helps them to express IBM's brand values to the world and also it helps them to utilize their skills in a meaningful way.

4. Microsoft:

Microsoft Cor poration is an American multinational company that is headquartered at Washington. The company is into developing, manufacturing, licensing and supports wide range of products and services that are mainly related to computing through its various product divisions. The company considers itself as the worldwide leader in producing software products and services. To remain as a tough competitor to other companies, the company has reorganized its business structure. The top leaders at the company are been elected by shareholders that include the hiring of the President and the Vice-President of the company.

5. Coca Cola:

Coca Cola is the company based at Atlanta, Georgia. The company is mainly into producing soft-drinks worldwide. It has been believed that the marketing tactics by the businessman Asa Griggs has made the soft drink Coke to dominate the world soft drink market throughout the 20th century. According to the Chairman of the board and the CEO of the Coca Cola Company, Muhtar Kent, the company’s journey to become a sustainable and lucrative growth company, their management structure has developed to sharpen external focus on the marketplace with greater speed, productivity and efficiency.

6. McDonald’s:

McDona ld’s Corporation has been the world’s largest chain of hamburger fast food restaurants that has been serving around 68 million customers everyday around 119 countries. At the McDonald’s, it’s the employees who demonstrate quality leadership and that the overall organization puts in significant effort into motivating and working for its employees. Depending upon the work culture at the McDonald’s, the managers utilized the given power in a proper way as they would focus on explaining the young and inexperienced workers about the style of leadership they need to practice and follow, reported Eric Goldman, Tiago Santos, Sara Tully on the Eric Goldman Website.

7. Accenture:

Accenture is a multinational management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company that is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland. It has been considered as the largest consulting firm in the world. In this organization, even though every employee must develop his own leadership capabilities with the support of their team leads, the Human Resource department of the company ensures functioning and continuous improvement of the leadership development program. This leadership development program’s elements are very much consistent and coherent for all the employees at all levels.

8. Johnson and Johnson:

Johnson and Johnson is an American multinational pharmaceutical and consumer packaged goods manufacturing company which was started in 1886. As of the words of its former CEO William Weldon, he had always admired the company’s approach to leadership development because of their highly decentralized structure consisting of over 200 operating firms. The company also has the ability to influence job assignments for development.

9. Unilever:

Unilever is the British-Dutch Multinational goods company whose products include food, beverages, cleaning agents and personal care products. They are considered to be the world’s largest makers of ice cream and also as of 2011 revenue they are considered as the world’s third largest consumer goods company. According to Unilever’s Chief research and development officer Genevieve Berger, the company’s key goal is to double the size of their business while reducing their overall environment impact. These words can show the leadership quality the leaders in the company accomplish to achieve greater heights.

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