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733driver
10th Mar 2020, 19:31
Here is a message from Southwest Airline's CEO to employees:

https://media.swalife.com/docs/news/public/media/video/swatv/2020/200309GaryCoronaCaptioned.mp4

MichaelKPIT
10th Mar 2020, 21:08
Now THAT is leadership!

Chris2303
10th Mar 2020, 21:35
"May be worse that 9/11"

rotorwills
10th Mar 2020, 22:42
"May be worse that 9/11"


That may be an understatement.

tartare
10th Mar 2020, 22:44
Clear, authoritative and human communication and messaging.
World class.
Should be shown as an example at business schools.

Gauges and Dials
10th Mar 2020, 22:53
I believe Herb Kelleher would approve.

gtseraf
11th Mar 2020, 00:06
years ago I read the book "Nuts" and wished I could work for them. Once again, after watching this, I think that these guys have got it right.

misd-agin
11th Mar 2020, 04:12
DL, UA, and AA have announced cuts. What cuts did the SW CEO mention in his statement?

gums
11th Mar 2020, 04:45
Salute!
And people wonder how SWA keeps on keeping on.
Good balance between staying financially afloat and still providing safe, affordable services to we proles.
Not a great fan of SWA, but this dude sounds lots better than the Boeing leadership the last year or so, huh?

Gums sends...

FalconFan
11th Mar 2020, 04:56
DL, UA, and AA have announced cuts. What cuts did the SW CEO mention in his statement?
He said they are seriously considering schedule reductions in the short term, and will monitor demand thereafter. The only actual cut he mentioned was he was cutting his salary by 10% as part of an overall aggressive program to keep the company healthy and preserve jobs.

Less Hair
11th Mar 2020, 08:59
Good speech. Not many airline CEO's talk like that.

poporange
11th Mar 2020, 09:20
Great speech, he showed real leadership and love to his people.

Aso
11th Mar 2020, 09:32
Michael O'learry would do it the other way around: how can I screw my employees using Corona as excuse... Watch this space: there will be pay cuts at RYR before the end of the month

But back to this clip: true leadership!

Callsign Kilo
11th Mar 2020, 09:34
Leading from the front

eimin
11th Mar 2020, 10:09
Michael O'learry would do it the other way around: how can I screw my employees using Corona as excuse... Watch this space: there will be pay cuts at RYR before the end of the month

But back to this clip: true leadership!

I second that.

Qwark
11th Mar 2020, 11:06
I agree. Very nice leadership. If only there was more like him in our industry!

RexBanner
11th Mar 2020, 12:06
Somebody please show this to Alex Cruz. Never mind, some people have it and others donít. Cruz falls into the latter category and would never be able to make a delivery like this.

Leo45
11th Mar 2020, 18:25
Indeed, true leadership at its best.

flash8
11th Mar 2020, 21:36
My god, as far away from O'Leary as one can possibly imagine, it does highlight though how bad he really is (and I mean bad) when compared to true leaders like this man who completely comes across as deeply impressive, professional and compassionate. Ironic their business models are broadly similar, yet personalities could not be more divergent.

Gauges and Dials
12th Mar 2020, 01:21
I would argue that the business models are not in fact broadly similar. One makes the management, the passengers and employees all allies in delivering the product at a low cost. The other sets them up in competition / opposition.

Swiss51
12th Mar 2020, 17:30
What a difference to another video announcement I just recently saw on TV from another US leader.

Joejosh999
12th Mar 2020, 18:36
So nice to see real leadership.
scarce in US at the moment.

Spooky 2
13th Mar 2020, 21:25
Delta announced that they would be parking 300 aircraft soon. In addition the CEO said he would give up 100% of his salary for the next 6 months.