LEADERSHIP LESSONS Podcast: Jet Blue’s Ann Rhoades

Posted 11.09.2008

Rhoades Last month, I had the great opportunity to hear Ann Rhoades when both of us were speakers at Disney Parks and Resorts annual leadership conference.  With her experience as the head of HR for Southwest Airlines, the founding EVP for People of JetBlue Airways and now as a board member of both JetBlue and P.F. Chang’s, Ann offers a unique perspective on leadership.  Her field of vision is further broadened through her work as an adviser to senior executives in her own firm, PeopleInk.

Recently Ann and I had a great conversation on her leadership lessons learned so far and it’s available to you through this podcast.  Among the topics we talked about are:

•    What she learned from the legendary founder of Southwest, Herb Kelleher.
•    What executives need to know to successfully work with board members.
•    What her Southwest and JetBlue experience has taught her about winning in an economically challenging environment.

Hope you enjoy the conversation.  Let me know what you think.

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