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Yahoo CEO's Resume Troubles a Question of Character

Wednesday, May. 9, 2012

"The [Yahoo] board really is boxed into a corner," Center Executive Director Kirk O. Hanson told the Associated Press about whether the company should fire CEO Scott Thompson because of an inaccuracy on his resume.  "If this individual is prone to exaggeration or excessive claims, they have to be worried it might happen again down the road.  They also have to ask themselves, 'Can this leader serve as a moral example or moral leader for our company?' Behavior rolls downhill. If the CEO exaggerates a little, then others in the organization will exaggerate a lot."

Hanson was widely quoted on the resume padding scandal.  A complete list of Hanson's comments on the issue is here.

Tags: business ethics