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LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner surprises employee with a selfie while she’s on a vacation

LinkedIn employee Mariah Walton was sad for missing the CEOs visit, but the chief surprised her with a selfie.

  • Published: November 16, 2017 11:57 AM IST
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A great boss is all we wish for. And the LinkedIn CEO easily makes it to the top ten list, at least after what happened recently. LinkedIn employee Mariah Walton, who sits out of their Dublin office, received the best surprise from company CEO Jeff Weiner while she was on a holiday.

Walton realized that her vacation to Venice would mean missing a visit from Jeff Weiner. So, she decided to leave a photo of herself, along with a note for Weiner, which read all about her role in the organization, and her bemoaning that she’d miss her chance for a selfie with him. Walton is an analytics manager with LinkedIn, having moved to Dublin after working from the Microsoft subsidiary’s Silicon Valley headquarters for two and a half years.

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“I t doesn’t hurt to ‘subtly’ remind them what you do and how it helps the big picture,” Walton wrote in a LinkedIn post, which has now gone viral. ALSO READ: LinkedIn rolls out ‘Career Advice’ for 45 million members in India

Turns out, Weiner was reminded of her efforts and he appreciated that. When Walton came back she found that Weiner had taken a selfie with her selfie, at her desk. Walton posted the picture to LinkedIn, where it attracted almost 35,000 likes and over 700 comments at the time of writing. Weiner himself chimed in, thanking Walton for her contributions.

He wrote, “Mariah, sorry I missed you this trip to Dublin. Keep up the great work on the international dashboard. Has been a game changer for the product team.”

And it’s not only for Walton, Weiner has earned the 35th slot on Glassdoor’s 2017 list of the highest-rated CEOs in the world, ahead of contemporaries like Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi (39), Twitter/Square CEO Jack Dorsey (38), and Apple CEO Tim Cook (53), according to Business InsiderALSO READ: Microsoft hired more women post-LinkedIn acquisition

  • Published Date: November 16, 2017 11:57 AM IST