Study: Want to be a CEO one day? Then find your way to an HR role.

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New research from Ellie Filler of Korn Ferry and Dave Ulrich of U. of Michigan concludes that a stint as CHRO is great experience for those that aspire to be CEO. Interestingly, “except for the COO (whose role and responsibilities often overlap with the CEO’s), the executive whose traits were most similar to those of the CEO was the CHRO.” The rising status of HR leaders is not a surprise.…

Why and When Boards of Directors Let Their CEOs Go

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Sure, numbers matter. But not hitting your numbers is only one reason Boards fire their CEOs. Trust or confidence in the CEO is crucial. Employee relations (both the proper and the improper kind) is a key concern to Boards. And there is the matter of responsiveness to customers. All are considered by Boards when determining the fate of the incumbent. For more, click here for an interesting article from Wharton.