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There’s no shortage of lists that claim to differentiate the “best” companies. Whether you seek the best companies for diversity, working mothers, millennials or any other category, each list claims that their companies are superior based on their self-defined standards.
When my team and I started the Top Companies for Leaders process 13 years ago, our goal wasn’t to select companies that appealed to a sub-segment of the population or to use self-defined criteria to differentiate the “best.” We hoped instead to identify the few magic ingredients that allowed some companies to consistently produce great business results and highly capable leaders.
This 10-year analysis of performance shows if that process accurately predicted success.