Leadership Challenges American Airlines - 1 American Airlines has been at the forefront of any and all air craft companies ON an average day American

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1American Airlines has been at the forefront of any and all air craft companies. ON an average day, American Airlines group flies about 530,794 passengers, and flies about 6,700 flights. (Airlines, 2013) According to the American Airlines website, it give s details in regards tohow they focus on Leadership development and its priority within the company. American Airlines provides ‘skills development’ programs to assist incoming and seasoned mangers to pinpoint, identify, and zoom-in on their individual leadership competencies. Some of the programs are as follows: “Frontline leader, making the transition and heading leaders, Leading others, and L.I.F.T.” just to name a few. (Airlines, Employees: Developing Our People, n.d.) These programs are two day conventions that are described as “intensive and provide a focus on how leaders see themselves versus how others see them.” There has been an immense amount of positivity as the outcome of these programs and American Airlines has been ranked #18 by Leadership Excellence Magazine as one of the 20 best companies for Leadership Development programs in large corporations out of 1000 others developed. Currently, American Airlines has been abreast on the changes of the demographics of their employees; American Airlines has rose to the challenge of corporate equality by accepting its employees for whom and what they are. American Airlines received a 100 percent corporate equality index by the Human Rights Campaign foundation making this their 11thconsecutive year since 2002. American Airlines has been one of the employers with a rating 100 percent in recognition as, “Best places to work for LGBT equality.” (Airlines, Celebrating Diversity and Inclusion, n.d.) When American Airlines formed back in the 1930s, they started off as independent air carriers. In 1944, a son of a construction engineer and a school teacher from Boston named
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