General Electric

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General Electric

Headquarters: Fairfield, Conn.
Number of Employees: 320,000
Amount Spent Annually on Leadership Development: Approximately $400 million
Leadership Philosophy: "Today leaders are faced with so many challenges so often that any one set approach doesn't work 100% of the time. That's why we're focused on renewing our culture's focus on leadership development to reflect new realities. We're engaging our own leaders and a variety of outside thinkers to determine what it will take to lead in the 21st century." — Susan Peters, Vice-President, Executive Development, and Chief Learning Officer

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