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

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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?