“Thank God It’s Monday” is to help companies thrive!
This week’s focus: leadership
Carol joined the company after Yahoo failed to find a path to being acquired by Microsoft. Yahoo has never really regained its footing and continues to struggle to this day. It has been and continues to be a rudderless ship.
There is little evidence that Carol was driving Yahoo strategy–she seemed to be more involved in day-to-day business execution. If that appearance is correct, then the board of directors seems to be responsible for defining strategy, the same board that botched the Microsoft acquisition.
Carol Bartz seemed an odd choice for Yahoo CEO. If there is any lesson learned, a bright, competent, capable executive can be rendered ineffective if placed in the wrong role at the wrong company. Perhaps this is what kept Carol and Yahoo from thriving.
Thought for the week:
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Dave Gardner, Gardner & Associates Consulting
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