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Are Unpopular CEOs Bad for Business? Two Founders Weigh In

The acerbic style of Away CEO Steph Korey prompted an employee tempest that led to her (temporary) resignation. We asked two founders to comment on the importance of the boss's popularity.

Does CEO likability strengthen company culture?


Allison Kopf: My company has a core value: "We're a team, not a family." I believe strongly in creating a culture in which we choose to work alongside our teammates because they are the best at what they do.

Priscilla Tsai: You can't force everyone to like you, but you spend more time together than you do with anyone else in your life. You ultimately need to like one another as people.

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