Over the past couple of weeks, Kirby has stepped out in front of his competitors at other airlines — and frankly, in front of most of corporate America — by saying he wants United Airlines to make the Covid-19 vaccine mandatory for all United employees.
This story is a great example of why I think business leaders in all industries should follow the airlines. It’s the key point of my ebook, Flying Business Class: 12 Rules for Leaders From the U.S. Airlines, which you can download here for free.
So let’s review what Kirby has said about the future at United Airlines to prompt this discussion. It’s one of the big decisions that most business leaders will have to make over the next few months, regardless of industry.
The right thing to do
It all began Jan. 21, in a town hall with United Airlines…