An Indian Civilizational Perspective

Indian companies leading Leadership development!

Are the Indian companies coming of age? From the also rans – to now ones that celebrate and harness the leadership and prepare leaders of the future, Indian companies have been a revelation in this year’s "The Top Companies for Leaders 2007" list from Fortune. There are 4 Indian companies in the first 20. The age old HLL, which has arguably the BEST sales training program in the world is #4 in the world with respect to creating leaders (mind you the list does not say Unilevel but Hindustan Unilever – a rare case of a local subsidiary been a benchmark and better than the parent itself!). Apart from the US companies, you have one from Finland, One from Britain, two from Spain, one from Brazil and 4 from India! So, other than US, the next best place to work – if you want to become a leader is India!

1 General Electric Fairfield, CT, U.S.
2 Procter & Gamble Cincinnati, OH, U.S.
3 Nokia Espoo, Finland
4 Hindustan Unilever Mumbai, India
5 Capital One Financial McLean, VA, U.S.
6 General Mills Minneapolis, MN, U.S.
7 McKinsey None*
8 IBM Armonk, NY, U.S.
9 BBVA Bilbao, Spain
10 Infosys Technologies Bangalore, India
11 Inditex, S.A. Arteixo, Spain
12 Medtronic, Inc. Minneapolis, MN, U.S.
13 Eli Lilly and Company Indianapolis, IN, U.S.
14 McDonald’s Corporation Oakbrook, IL, U.S.
15 Whirlpool Corporation Benton Harbor, MI, U.S.
16 Natura Cosméticos Itapecerica da Serra-SP, Brazil
17 GlaxoSmithKline Brentford, Britain
18 Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Melbourne, Australia
19 ICICI Bank Mumbai, India
20 WIPRO Bangalore, India

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