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Featuring NANCY WANG, Head of Data Protection Services, Amazon Web Services; Founder and CEO, Advancing Women in Product; VERONICA PINCHIN, Director of Product Management, Sidewalk Labs; KATE ZHANG, Product Manager, Instagram; and BARKHA SAXENA, Chief Data Officer, Poshmark.
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." As AWS, AWIP, or you do new things, we accept that we may be misunderstood for long periods of time. Yet leaders like us know that sustained efforts will deliver results in the fullness of time.
Learn and Be Curious
Leaders are never done learning and always seek to improve themselves. They are curious about new possibilities and act to explore them. They employ indicators and metrics to orient and measure the impact of their discoveries and explorations. Finally, AWS, AWIP, and you are always willing to change or improve their indicators and metrics to maximize benefit and growth.
Leaders focus on the key inputs for their business and deliver them with the right quality and in a timely fashion. Despite setbacks, they rise to the occasion and never settle. Never settle on your work for this course and throughout your career. Raise the bar for yourself and those around you.