Always a bridesmaid, never a bride

Too many HR leaders watching as other VPs move to CEO
By Sandy French
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 05/20/2004


hy aren’t executives from HR promoted to CEO?

Most internally hired CEOs come from senior positions in finance or sales and marketing, not human resources. What’s going on here? Aren’t people a company’s most important asset, and doesn’t HR own the people function?