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Amazon Leadership Principles – Hire and Develop the Best.
Amazon Leadership Principles – Hire and Develop the Best.

Leaders raise the performance bar with every hire and promotion. They recognise people with exceptional talent and willingly move them throughout the organisation. Leaders develop leaders and are serious about their role in coaching others.  We work on behalf of our people to invent mechanisms for development like Career Choice Just read that a few times and

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Amazon leadership principles – Learn and be curious.
Amazon leadership principles – Learn and be curious.

Learn and be curious. Did you ever meet someone in a senior position who thought they had all the answers? It was their way or the high way and if there were new ideas in the room that might have been better than theirs, they were slammed and removed from the discussion? If you have, you were not witnessing leadership.

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Amazon leadership principles – Leaders are right – a lot.
Amazon leadership principles – Leaders are right – a lot.

Invent and Simplify Leaders expect and require innovation and invention from their teams and always find ways to simplify. They are externally aware, look for new ideas from everywhere, and are not limited by “not invented here”. Because we do new things, we accept that we may be misunderstood for long periods of time.

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Amazon leadership principles – invent and simplify
Amazon leadership principles – invent and simplify

Invent and Simplify Leaders expect and require innovation and invention from their teams and always find ways to simplify. They are externally aware, look for new ideas from everywhere, and are not limited by “not invented here”. Because we do new things, we accept that we may be misunderstood for long periods of time.

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Failure, an opportunity to reset.
Failure, an opportunity to reset.

failure in life is inevitable, but its never permanent or catastrophic. It can often feel like that but it can be managed and is really about how you deal with it.

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Amazon Leadership Principles – Ownership.
Amazon Leadership Principles – Ownership.

This is the first of the more detailed reviews of the Amazon Leadership principles that the Amazon Leadership Team have put in place for their employees on a global basis, these, in my opinion, are a strong set of principles that are well worthy of understanding and considering how you might implement them in your

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Amazon Leadership Principles – Customer Obsession
Amazon Leadership Principles – Customer Obsession

Heres another look at the Amazon Leadership Principles, as set out by the Amazon Leadership Team. This time I take a look at Customer Obsession. If you would like to see all of the Amazon Leadership Principles, check out my first blog on the subject here. Its absolutely right that Amazon puts customer obsession at

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Amazon Leadership Principles
Amazon Leadership Principles

Amazon Principles and why they work. This is going to be a blog series where I take each one of Amazon’s leadership principles and set out why I think they work or don’t work. Let me start by saying that I think these are a seriously good set of leadership principles and I think all

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The importance of switching off
The importance of switching off

In these days of screens everywhere, how do you find ways to switch off? We know that using your screen all day has negative effects on your health, and not least the reduction of quality of sleep you will get. Your sleep is critically important for good brain function and straight thinking during your waking

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What does 2019 hold for you?
What does 2019 hold for you?

Its that time of year, when we are sitting down and thinking about what we will achieve in 2019, how we make 2019 better than 2018. I am no big fan of New Years Resolutions, but I cannot ignore that many of you use this time to start thinking about how you change your life.

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