When bethune took over in 1994 as coo and president of continental airlines the troubled airline had twice faced bankruptcy and was again headed that direction a search firm hired by continental's board of directors suggested bethune, who had recently completed an advanced. So we don't need all the airlines we have in this country i told them we only needed one continental can fly all of that shit for them safely every day, and i don't understand why the dot [department of transportation] didn't agree [ the pilot of. Gordon bethune is the former chairman of continental airlines and a keynote speaker to check availability call 1-800-speaker. Another organizational turnaround leader, gordon bethune, ceo of continental airlines, the 5th largest airline in the nation, was also born as a baby to a crop duster both of these turn-around leaders share similar childhood stories reporting their families taught them ethical values, the importance of hard work, learning.
Denied boarding is usually handled with a whole lot more maturity, former united airlines parent united continental holdings' (ual) chief executive gordon bethune told cnbc in an interview monday, referring to the forced removal of the male passenger [united] tries to do a professional job, but not. United passenger was 'immature,' former continental ceo gordon bethune says united continental's stock was trading up about 1 percent on monday former continental ceo gordon bethune said a formal apology is necessary, fiasco was immature for most airlines, they're used to poor public. Gordon bethune, the legendary ceo that turned continental airlines around when it was teetering on the brink of collapse, is one of the most acclaimed and colorful airline executives in us history bethune left his operations executive position at boeing in february 1994 and joined the troubled airline as. Blaming an “underqualified” and “entrenched” board for “many years of substantial and inexcusable company underperformance” compared to rival airlines, the hedge funds nominated six new candidates for the board including gordon bethune, the former ceo of continental airlines, to serve as chairman.
From worst to first outlines gordon bethune′s triumphs about the turnaround he′s led at continental, a perennial basket case that′s become an industry darling–the atlanta journal–constitution from worst to first is [gordon bethune′s] story of continental airlines′ turnaround under his command. Eventbrite - asian cultural center and plc ltd inc presents a conversation with former ceo of continental airlines gordon bethune - wednesday, may 31, 2017 at 15 east 40th street, new york, ny find event and ticket information. Gordon bethune, the former chairman and chief executive officer of continental airlines (continental) from 1994-2004 is presented as an example a brief history of continental is provided for background purposes an exploration of how bethune inspired employees is presented with specific focus on how. Buy from worst to first: behind the scenes of continental's remarkable comeback new ed by gordon bethune (isbn: 9780471356523) from amazon's book store in his new book from worst to first, continental airlines ceo gordon bethune tells how he led continental′s transformation into an award–winning.
As a highlight of delta sigma pi's 1999 grand chapter congress in houston, gordon bethune, former chairman and chief executive of continental airlines, was made an honorary brother of delta sigma pi and offered keynote remarks the seattle times generously allowed delta sigma pi to reprint the following article. Taking charge what's in it for the fish gordon bethune, former ceo, continental airlines reflections on turnaround at continental airlines segments taking charge comments and rating how helpful was this video you need to sign in to rate and comment comments there are no comments to show copyright. In more than a decade as the chairman of continental airlines, gordon m bethune piloted the company from the brink of a third bankruptcy into the ranks of america's best airlines he also managed to steer the carrier through the disastrous aviation industry slump that followed the terrorist attacks of september 11, 2001.
The airline could not have been saved if everyone in the company, and i mean everyone, had not pulled together but in a narrower sense, we refers to myself and gordon bethune, continental's chairman and ceo gordon and i met in february 1994 i was still with bain, in the midst of my first assignment for continental. In an interview, gordon bethune talks about his background and the lessons in leadership and management he learned during his time at continental airlines.
A $385 million loss for the final months of fiscal year 1994 signaled continental might go bankrupt could new ceo gordon bethune turn continental around continental was in dire straits because the deregulation of the commercial airline industry in 1978 ushered in a new era focused on mergers and acquisitions and. It is a fascinating story about continental airlines written by the ceo gordon bethune himself continental airlines filed for bankruptcy twice (1980_s and in 1993) and was on the verge of once again to file for bankruptcy in late 1994 when gordon bethune took over the story is about how bethune revolutionized the. If you get focused on costs, you get into the whole spiral that continental did before we had the cheapest airline after frank [lorenzo] bankrupted the place and we tore up our labor contracts and repudiated our leases and debt obligations, and then we almost went broke again in '94 it isn't about cheap you can make a. Did continental airlines ceo gordon bethune throw a passenger off an airplane for being rude to a flight attendant.
In his new book from worst to first, continental airlines ceo gordon bethune tells how he led continental's transformation into an award-winning carrier after years as an unprofitable airline that angered employees and customers-usa today some of bethune's prescriptions are refreshingly straightforward. The parent company of united airlines faces renewed uncertainty after the former chief executive of continental airlines on tuesday led a proxy battle to join the board and reverse the company's “substantial and inexcusable underperformance” the action fronted by gordon bethune comes two days. Gordon bethune had inherited a mess when he took the job of ceo of continental airlines in 1994, he was making the decision to commandeer a company that was losing nearly $55 million per month the fifth-largest us airline had way too many planes flying unprofitable routes its on-time performance. Gordon bethune is a character he's also one of the most accomplished american business leaders of the past few decades now retired, bethune is credited with resurrecting continental airlines, the flagging carrier he led from 1994 to 2004 that has since been acquired by united airlines perennially.