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Executive Summary

Consultant Shelli Greenslade, leader of Aon Hewitt's regular research project titled Top Companies for Leaders, notes that there are no insurance companies in the top positions of the firm's most recent ranking. Highlighting the key distinguishing features of the companies that did make the list, she provides a road map for insurance carriers to position themselves for similar success.

Aon Hewitt’s Top Companies for Leaders study spotlights organizations that are doing it right.

Here’s a high-level summary of how top companies stay ahead of the curve and have the results to show for it. Top companies:

Execute the fundamentals of their particular businesses with flying colors. Have a cadence to their leadership processes that continually strengthens the pipeline. Build leaders internally and achieve results. Are never satisfied with the status quo.

You’ll recognize many of these companies as industry leaders with a track record of strong financial results. What you won’t see on the list are any insurance companies.

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