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CEOs and CHROs: Crucial Allies and Potential Successors

David Earle

Graph Leadership StylesNew research shows that great CHROs are rare, highly sought after, and highly compensated. With the exception of the COO, they also share the greatest number of the management strengths with successful CEOs.

The traditional path to the CEO's job has been through sales/marketing, operations or finance. But for today’s CEOs these kinds of expertise are table stakes. Increased business pressures require additional skills. Creating capable, successful organizations requires more than adequate structures (roles, responsibilities and rules)...

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