Why Wellbeing Matters to Leaders

Skip Prichard

According to the American Institute of Stress, job stress costs US industry more than 300 billion dollars a year as a result of accidents, absenteeism and more. What would it take for you to, as the airline safety analogy aptly puts it, ‘fit your own oxygen mask first’?

Jim Hunter – Servant Leadership Interview Series

Modern Servant Leader

America’s largest airline and the most profitable – the airline that love built. Southwest Airlines, has been touted as a servant leadership company as well. Really messed-up experiencing strikes, union drives, turnover absenteeism, low commitment, low morale. Herb Kelleher who built Southwest Airlines on servant leadership, Kelleher used to say my most important leaders are my flight attendants. And Kelleher would say, “not on my airline.

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Jim Hunter – Servant Leadership Interview Series

Modern Servant Leader

America’s largest airline and the most profitable – the airline that love built. Southwest Airlines, has been touted as a servant leadership company as well. Really messed-up experiencing strikes, union drives, turnover absenteeism, low commitment, low morale. Herb Kelleher who built Southwest Airlines on servant leadership, Kelleher used to say my most important leaders are my flight attendants. And Kelleher would say, “not on my airline.

Virgin Atlantic Tested 3 Ways to Change Employee Behavior

Harvard Business

So we partnered with Virgin Atlantic Airways on a field experiment to understand how the behavior of employees—in this case, airline captains—influences fuel efficiency, and how low-cost company interventions can influence their behavior. An estimated 21% of carbon emissions in the United States are attributable to companies, and yet to date there is scant research on how to make firm operations more efficient in terms of reducing pollution.

Buy-In – The Imperative Strategy

Strategy Driven

Systems fail to reach their full potential and people become frustrated, which results in pushback, absenteeism, and low productivity. As facilitator, consultant, and coach she shapes and builds corporate competencies for major corporations such as General Motors, MB Financial, and United Airlines.

Air Traffic Controllers: the Canary in the Coal Mine?

Harvard Business Review

Airline catering workers are sent home if a flight is canceled, but are expected to work overtime on busy weeks. Americans' heavy reliance on tag teaming and other forms of family care combines with just-in-time scheduling to drive up labor costs through sky-high turnover and absenteeism.

A Public Health Lesson from Hurricane Harvey: Invest in Prevention

Harvard Business

Celebrities and businesses have contributed millions to relief efforts, airlines have offered miles in exchange for disaster relief donations, and everyday citizens continue to give their time and money to help those whose lives were shaken by the hurricane. On-the-job obesity-prevention programs that result in 5% weight loss among overweight and obese employees have been estimated to produce $90-per-person savings for employers, due to a reduction in medical and absenteeism costs.