Strongest CEO stands of 2013

Chief executives generally keep quiet about topics outside of their company's performance. But these CEOs spoke up in 2013 about political issues, personal passion, or controversial company beliefs.

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer

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  • Stand: Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer defended work-from-home ban

There are few chief executive decisions that drew more attention this year than Yahoo (YHOO, Fortune 500) CEO Marissa Mayer's work-from-home ban. The policy was initially seen as highly controversial and had a lot of people upset because of its perceived lack of flexibility.

Despite the criticism, Mayer defended her decision to Fortune in April and said that the move was "wrongly perceived as an industry narrative." Mayer said she needed employees to work in the office to encourage collaboration and innovation from workers. So far it looks like her controversial move may be helping the business: Yahoo's stock is up more than 100% since Mayer took over in 2012.

  @FortuneMagazine - Last updated December 23 2013 08:46 AM ET
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