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Tuesday, February 03, 2009

The Quality Most Valued in Leaders? Execution

The 2008 Best Companies for Leaders survey—conducted by management consultancy Hay Group and Chief Executive Magazine—identifies the top 20 best-in class companies as well as the attributes that make these companies known for great leadership.

Key findings of the Hay Group's research:

  • When asked what organizations value the most in leaders, 83 percent of the best in class organizations as compared to others said “execution.”
  • Organizations value leaders who can achieve results through others.
  • In tough economic times, employees’ desire more communication and clarity around goals. They want their leaders to become more visible and to be leading from the front.
  • During tough economic times, best-in-class companies create clarity, encourage development, drive accountability and recognize successful leaders.
  • The top 20 best companies for leaders make leadership development a priority

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