Amazon LPs: Invest and Simplify

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.  This article will focus on the principle of Invent and Simplify.  What is invent and simplify? Amazon’s official quote for this principle is: Leaders expect and require […]

Clear project confusion with a RACI

Courtesy of Fact of Day 1 A RACI chart is a matrix used to assign roles and responsibilities for milestones of a project. Mapping out ownership eliminates the confusion of “who’s doing what?” Responsible: The team member owning completion. Accountable: The team member who validates the deliverable before it’s deemed complete. Consulted: The people who […]

It’s Always Day 1 at Amazon

Another fabric of Amazon’s DNA, injected all the way from Jeff B, is the mantra of Day I. It’s a simple yet profound war-cry, no matter whether Amazon is 25 years or 5 years, whether your organization within Amazon is 2 years or 12 years, everyone acts as if we are in the first day […]

Learning about Amazon’s newest two Leadership Principles

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 […]