In the current issue of CFO magazine, there's a mention of what Lisa Yoon terms "academy companies"  -- organizations with a reputation for success. The upshot is that these firms are particularly good breeding ground for future leaders -- and that working for them early in your career can help pave the way for faster promotions and career development.
Do you work for an academy company? Have you taken a job as a strategic stepping stone? What needs to happen where you work for the organization to become a fast track for talent?