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The Male CEO in the Pink Dress

Yes, that's Southwest's CEO Gary Kelly on Halloween. That he would do that tells us a lot about Southwest's corporate cultureand why it's successful

Posted on Game Changer: February 13, 2008 10:33 AM

Today's New York Times has a great article on the fun-loving culture and bizarre workplace rituals at Southwest Airlines. I know, I know—we've read this same sort of piece countless times before. Chairman Herb Kelleher loves to smoke cigarettes and drink Wild Turkey! Everyone (from front-line employees to CEO Gary Kelly) dresses up in crazy costumes for Halloween! And don't forget the corporate-wide chili cook-off every April…