Britain's best run companies

This is what the leaders of Britain's most successful firms think about their rivals' quality of management.

by Management Today

Ever since Peter Drucker purportedly proclaimed that "culture eats strategy for breakfast", leaders have been increasingly keen to emphasise the softer side of what they do – their ability to inspire and guide, recently their ability to infuse purpose into an organisation.

But strategy still counts - whether it's an emergent property of culture and organisational realities or not. The leadership team still needs to identify the best course of action and effectively steer the business that way, if it is to be successful.

As part of our annual Britain's Most Admired Companies research, we asked the biggest companies in the country what they felt of their rivals’ ability to set and implement strategy, to quantify their quality of management. Here are the results.

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