Chally Global Leadership Survey Results in 2015 Best Companies for Leaders

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Leading talent consulting firm completes fifth annual survey of global business leaders to benchmark excellence in leadership development and succession planning.

Chally Group, a sales and leadership performance consulting firm, concluded the Fifth Annual Global Leadership Research project featuring Chief Executive Magazine’s Best Companies for Leaders. Over the course of this multi-year study, Chally has surveyed more than 3500 C-level and senior human resources executives from global organizations. The 2015 Best Companies for Leaders appears in the January/February edition of Chief Executive magazine.

This year’s results: GE is back on top, followed by IBM at number two. Last year’s leader, Proctor & Gamble, dropped to number three. Rankings are based on five criteria, explained below.

“In all five years in which we’ve conducted the Global Leadership Research Project, coaching and mentoring is cited as the No. 1 development opportunity for both small and large companies,” explained Ken Carroll, CEO of Chally. “We also found that among all the companies studied, those whose leadership development efforts ranked in the top 15 percent grew their market capitalization by 122 percent over ten years ending in 2014 – while those in the bottom 15 percent grew by only 37 percent.”
Companies were scored on five key criteria:

  • Quality of formal leadership development process
  • Commitment level of the CEO to the leadership development program, measured by percent of time spent
  • Strength of leadership pipeline for internal recruitment
  • Reputation amongst peers for excellence in developing sought-after talent
  • Long-term growth of market capitalization and shareholder value

The Global Leadership Research project is expanded and refined each year to collect additional data on issues that previous surveys have identified as important. As such, the research process is ongoing.
The full Global Leadership research report with Key Findings is available for download.
More information about the companies who made it to the top 40 public rankings and top 10 private rankings can be found in the January/February edition of Chief Executive magazine or online.

About Chally Group Worldwide
Chally Group, a GrowthPlay Company, is a globally recognized leader in research-based consulting services in evaluating and improving human capital potential throughout the employee life cycle. Chally provides industry leading predictive analytics and advisory services that assure our customers of the information needed to guide decision making in selection, development and succession planning to enable enhanced growth and profitability. Chally tools provide for “Right People, Right Process, Right Placement” in key sales and leadership roles. Visit for more information.

About Chief Executive
Chief Executive Group produces Chief Executive magazine (published since 1977), and, including e-newsletters and online content, as well as conferences and roundtables that enable top corporate officers to discuss key subjects and share their experiences within a community of peers. The Group also manages the Chief Executive Network peer group, and facilitates the annual "CEO of the Year," a prestigious honor bestowed upon an outstanding corporate leader, nominated and selected by a group of peers. Visit for more information.

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