It has now been my privilege to lead 3 international trips, accompanied by HR and L&D Executives, to engage with some of the world’s leading and most admired organizations – companies, nonprofit organisations, consulting businesses and Business Schools. I call these organisations “premier league”. Most are consistently in the top 10 ratings of most admired company, best company to work for and leadership surveys. And they provide sustainable financial returns.
This article is aimed at consolidating the insights and themes that emerged from all three visits; to the US (New York & Boston, 2011), Europe (Paris & London, 2012) and most recently the US again (New York and Washington DC May 2014 – including participation at the 2014 ASTD Conference).