It doesn’t happen often, but this week marks the acceptance of two new leadership principles into Amazon’s cultural tenets, Strive to be the Earth’s Best Employer and Success and Scale Bring Broad Responsibility.
Amazon’s Leadership Principles, or LPs help its employees hold themselves and each other accountable, through tangible and measurable qualities that guide and lead decision-making, with customers at the forefront.
Let’s dive deeper into the two new principles.
Strive to be Earth’s Best Employer
This is quite a unique LP, unlike others which are more operational-driven, to achieve business results, this LP is about fostering and contributing to a better place to work at. This is often forgotten in environments where metrics and business success take precedence over mental and emotional wellbeing.
This principal ensures you build on your emotional intelligence, becoming an empathy-driven leader where being successful means others around you are also successful.
Success and Scale Bring Broad Responsibility
Beyond our current and immediate environment, the 16th LP advocates for us do be empathetic beyond our immediate team and colleagues, but with our customers, and wider community and planet. This is an altruistic LP to be a good citizen and do good for the world at large, leaving a legacy and footprint.
These two LPs are a great additional beacons to making yourself a better person for others, within your immediate radius and globally.