In case you’ve been living under a rock for the past week, Marissa Mayer, former Vice President of Local, Maps, and Location Services, was appointed as President and CEO of Yahoo!
Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus, and the Blogosphere have been blowing up over the news with many saying she’s too inexperienced for the job. While some say her lack of experience is the biggest issue, others say it was a bad move (career wise) given her position at Google.
As a fellow Wisconsinite and self-proclaimed “lover of technology”, I would have to disagree based on her five qualities that I see as critical to success in leadership:
- ability to sell,
- and likelihood to walk the road less traveled