Talking with a friend today about my days at Amazon, reminded me of a difficult dilemma I faced when thinking about my career path. Did I want to level up as an Individual Contributor or as a Manager. Managers, manage team or team members. Individual Contributors (IC) don’t manage and are more focused on doing… Continue reading Individual Contributor vs Manager
This is one of Amazon’s Leadership Principles. It’s also one of the leadership principles that I didn’t connect with when I was at Amazon. I think it had to do with my desire to bring about consensus. To bring about a compromise that would make multiple parties happy. But “Disagree and Commit” is definitely alive… Continue reading Disagree and Commit
As a job applicant, we usually know why we want a particular job. Even if we can’t articulate it to other people, inside we know. It could be status, money, respect, stability, furthering our career, work/life balance, or a myriad of other reasons. And so we build our resumes, interviews, and overall focus on that.… Continue reading Why Should I Hire You?