What is a “holistic approach” to leadership? It means that everyone, yes, everyone up and down the organization is worth developing.
Ever hear a story of someone who started as an administrative assistant and ended up running a company? Check out Southwest Airlines and Colleen Barrett, the gal who was Herb Kelleher’s right hand in the early days and worked her way to the top.
You really never know where the hidden talent lies.
The Hay Group report says that well over three quarters of top companies make leadership development available to every employee. That used to be called a learning environment in the old days, now it is just called “smart!”
With the web being available to everyone, it is a great way for folks to learn and grow. While classroom settings are still vital, this is an era where cost effective training is there for those who start delivering mail or being part of the clean-up brigade.
Here are 10 top companies who groom employees for growth and the stopping point is determined only by the individual’s determination to succeed: