05/25/2012 09:28 am ET Updated Jul 25, 2012

Cursing At Work Is Not Always A Bad Idea

Carol Bartz, fired as chief executive of Yahoo Inc. YHOO -0.20% last September, wishes she did one thing differently during her troubled tenure.

"I probably wouldn't have said the F-word,'' Ms. Bartz said at a Women in the Economy conference this month organized by The Wall Street Journal. Fellow Yahoo directors discouraged her frequent use of swear words, people familiar with the matter have said.

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