Top 10 Companies for Leaders

Fortune asked the top ten companies to share their best practices for developing leaders in a global economy.

BBVA
9. BBVA
Bilbao, Spain

Revenue1: $38.3 billion
No. of employees: 108,000
CEO: Francisco González Rodríguez
Top alumni: Javier Perez, president of MasterCard Europe; Luis Carranza, Finance Minister of Peru

Apply Peer Pressure. Proving yourself at BBVA, Spain's second-largest bank, isn't just about meeting your boss's expectations. When it's time for your biannual review, peer sentiment and self-evaluation are just as important. Co-workers spend time analyzing your work habits by answering 35 to 64 open-ended and fill-in questions. BBVA says the process is useful for filling the growing number of management positions and revealing leadership deficiencies. "It helps us identify managers whose style is participatory, not coercive," says Juan Ignacio Apoita, head of HR.

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12006 revenue in U.S. dollars.
Sources: Hewitt Associates and The RBL Group

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