Indeed, some of the stories coming out of Yahoo bear a striking similarity to those about her tenure at Google. She can still be cold to executives who report to her. One former executive recalls warning team members before they went into a meeting with Mayer that they weren’t going to get what they expected. “Despite the warning, people, very experienced people with decades of experience, walked out and said, ‘That was the worst meeting of my entire career,’ ” this person says. “She will bring a tub of blueberries to a meeting and just stare at you, popping blueberries into her mouth. People feel so dismissed.
Blueberries: the new CEO power move.