Archive for category: CEO

Why HR directors don’t make it to CEO

07 Nov
November 7, 2013

According to an article in Management Today although businesses claim to have broadened their CEO selection pool, a staggering 83% of HR directors never get promoted to the role of CEO, reveal Sharon Mullen and Jo Sellwood-Taylor of research firm Mullwood Partnership. Here’s a staggering statistic. Despite two-thirds of HR directors harbouring ambitions to become chief executive, only a fraction work for companies where the HR director has ever been awarded the top job. The question is: why? Story You Read more […]

What CEOs hate about learning and development people

17 Oct
October 17, 2013

It doesn’t matter where you look, Learning and Development folks don’t have a great press.  The now infamous Capita report pulled no punches in its rather scathing review of the state of the UK learning and development profession.  But is that really fair? Is it balanced? Story I came across some information from interviews with five CEOs about their L&D people.  The CEOs ran businesses ranging from 100 to 1,000 employees.  Here’s what they said: You’re nothing more than Read more […]