Leading with Strengths and Resilience

podcasts Sep 16, 2021

Linda Rutherford shares her experience leading through a pandemic in the airline industry, and she also gives us practical advice for career development.

She gifts us five key takeaways: (1) pick your battles and prioritize, (2) find your voice, (3) focus on relationships, (4) lead from beside, and (5) be flexible with how you contribute and do not discount your perspective. Listen to the full episode on the Dominate Your Day podcast for more!  

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Episode 16 ft. Linda Rutherford 

Linda Rutherford is known for creating and leading powerful teams that deliver award-winning communication and employee engagement activities for one of the most beloved brands in the world. Rutherford is the Executive Vice President People & Communications and serves as Chief Communications Officer for Dallas-based Southwest Airlines, the nation’s largest airline in terms of domestic Customer boardings. She oversees Communication & Outreach, Culture & Engagement, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, People (Human Resources), and the Southwest Airlines University, which is the Company’s Employee development and training function. Prior to joining Southwest Airlines in 1992, she was a journalist in the Dallas area, including working for the Dallas Times Herald, and she began her career with Newsweek magazine in New York. Linda graduated from Texas Tech University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. She is married to Michael, and together they are proud parents to Allison (21), and Matthew (23).

Linda’s Top 5 Strengths are:

  1. Futuristic
  2. Arranger
  3. Communication
  4. Self-Assurance 
  5. Includer

Seeking advice on how to use CliftonStrengths to transform your life? Schedule a 15-minute breakthrough call with Dana Williams here.

Dominate Your Day Podcast

We are so excited to share a new episode of the Dominate Your Day Podcast! This podcast is for any professional or business owner who wants to live intentionally and dominate their day. Dana Williams and her guests will bring you practical advice about how to create a productive life through tools and experiences from guests who have designed the life they love.

At Dana Williams Consulting, we teach you everything you need to know about how to live intentionally and Dominate your Day based on your unique talents.  We have also created some great tools like The Strengths Journal™, a daily companion guide to the CliftonStrengths assessment.

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