Seems like the story of the evening is Carly's departure. I can't get away from it. TV, radio, Blog stories, etc...
BusinessWeek just released some insightful articles on the situation. You may want to check it out.
But before that... there was one phrase in one of the articles that says it all in terms of how they summarized her skill set and leadership style. I have heard this comment being made by members of the HP board.
"[Fiorina's] good with marketing. She's a good speaker for the company," says a former HP executive. "But this is a company that doesn't need a statesman. It needs a hands-on operations person."
I would add to this that she is a big picture kind of person and not necessarily driven by execution. In fact, in the latest Fortune magazine, she states that execution was one of two biggest problems that she has had during her stint at HP. The article didn't state whether she felt it was her fault or someone else's however.