American Airlines (AAL) CEO Doug Parker Interview

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American Airlines (AAL) CEO Doug Parker on how having kids has made him a better CEO

“I learned so much from being a father that I can use at work.  Raising children is this amazing thing.  Watching development and watching your kids interact helps me manage the company.  I’ve become a better CEO because I’m a father.”

American Airlines (AAL) CEO Doug Parker on the importance of relationships

“The most important thing I would tell you is that relationships matter.  What I have learned in my career is how important is relationships are and how you treat people and your relative success.  There’s this perception amongst some that the way you get ahead is to backstab others.  It doesn’t work.  What matters is that people, in every relationship you have, you have to treat people with respect and dignity.”



Source: Stanford Business School Video Interview