Nov 3, 2022Liked by Danny Sheridan

I found today's Fact of the Day to be an interesting allegory. Hopefully it reminds us all how important it is to always treat our colleagues, regardless of role and level, with respect and dignity. Phycological safety has been shown to have a very strong correlation with team performance and seems to me to be central to our philosophies of "willing to be misunderstood for long periods of time" and "making bold bets".

Reflecting on this as prompted me to think about our two newest LPs.

Strive to be Earth’s Best Employer

Leaders work every day to create a safer, more productive, higher performing, more diverse, and more just work environment. They lead with empathy, have fun at work, and make it easy for others to have fun. Leaders ask themselves: Are my fellow employees growing? Are they empowered? Are they ready for what’s next? Leaders have a vision for and commitment to their employees’ personal success, whether that be at Amazon or elsewhere.

Success and Scale Bring Broad Responsibility

We started in a garage, but we’re not there anymore. We are big, we impact the world, and we are far from perfect. We must be humble and thoughtful about even the secondary effects of our actions. Our local communities, planet, and future generations need us to be better every day. We must begin each day with a determination to make better, do better, and be better for our customers, our employees, our partners, and the world at large. And we must end every day knowing we can do even more tomorrow. Leaders create more than they consume and always leave things better than how they found them.

Have a great day, let's all look out for our friends, family, and colleagues and and leave things better than we found them.

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What a terrible example of leadership.

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