Uber CEO Kalanick to take leave of absence, says needs to be better leader

Uber CEO, Travis Kalanick, Uber, cab

Latest News – Uber CEO Travis Kalanick will take a leave of absence for an unspecified period and let his leadership team run the troubled ride-hailing company while he’s gone.

Kalanick told employees about his decision today in a memo. He says he needs time off to grieve for his mother, who died in a May boating accident. He also says he’s responsible for the company’s current situation and needs to become a better leader.

The announcement comes as former US Attorney Eric Holder released a list of recommendations to improve Uber’s toxic culture.

He recommended that Kalanick be relieved of some leadership responsibilities, shifting them to a chief operating officer and other senior managers. The COO, yet to be hired, would be a partner with Kalanick.

Holder also recommended that (Read More)

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