#896: Amazon’s 14 Principles of Leadership, Pt. 2 [WOYG Podcast]

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Amazon is growing fast, and doing their best to take over every aspect of our daily lives. In this two-part series, we cover the leadership principles expected to be exuded by people in leadership positions working for the company.

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2:54 Today’s Topic: 14 Leadership Principles of Amazon Part 2

4:13 Point VIII: Leaders Think BIG

4:49 Leaders create and communicate a bold direction that inspires results. They think differently and look around corners for ways to serve customers

5:50 Thinking big means setting goals that you cannot reach with your current self, current abilities, and current resources

6:52 Point IX: Leaders have a BIAS for Action

8:09 Speed matters in business

8:22 Living life is a business in itself

8:52 Speed matters in Life. Getting things done quickly matters

9:44 Point X: Frugality

10:42 A leader is resourceful with whatever they have. You work with what you’ve got

11:15 Frugality is not about money. But use whatever you have and make something happen with it!

11:44 Point XI: Earn Trust

12:20 A leader earns trust by paying attention to the people on your team. You are honest in the people on your team, you let them know when they’re messing up. You treat others respectfully

13:55 Point XII: Leaders Dive Deep

15:30: A leader is always paying attention on all levels

15:33 Point XIII: Leaders have Backbone; Disagree and Commit

17:24 A leader will not let something go that they do not want just to make sure everybody’s ego stays in check

20:05 You gotta be willing to piss people off in order to get things done

20:17 Point XIV: Leaders deliver RESULTS!

21:01 Even when things don’t go right. Even when things aren’t what they expected, leaders get things done anyway. The person on top always gets the job done.

21:16 Recap


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