Skyler spent 8 years at Amazon in retail and data engineering leadership roles, including forming a team within Amazon Hardlines to identify and drive process improvements at scale to deliver hundreds of millions of dollars in cost savings. Key to succeeding in these nascent and disruptive projects were the lessons Skyler learned that helped his team follow the Vocally Self-critical leadership principle.
Whether you’re embarking on a new project, trying to earn trust with stakeholders, or continue to find your team running into roadblocks, you are likely to find valuable takeaways from Skyler’s examples and insights in this episode.
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Skyler on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/skylerramirez/
More from the episode:
4:37 – The history of the Vocally Self Critical leadership principle
6:30 – How being self critical can produce faster problem solving
12:00 – How to measure success on nascent projects
18:15 – Why being vocally self-critical is always better than ignoring an issue
22:53 – How to help your team become vocally self-critical
27:45 – The growing value of self-critical leaders across top tech companies