Role of HR to support CEO’s style

By Joyce Hampton
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 03/30/2001

How does a firm develop its corporate culture? According to eight Canadian CEOs we spoke with, a company’s culture is influenced directly by the personality and leadership style of the CEO.

For HR managers who have implemented programs intended to steer or change their organization’s corporate culture, the news may come as a disappointment because it means that the likelihood of such programs being successful is slim to none.

Instead, the CEOs say, HR programs should support and disseminate the leader’s style to help it permeate the company.