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The Amazon Fiasco: 4 Questions All Leaders Should Ask Themselves

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The Amazon Fiasco: 4 Questions All Leaders Should Ask Themselves

In case you missed it, the internet was ablaze this weekend with talks about Amazon’s work culture. The New York Times published a scathing expose of life in the Seattle company’s headquarters, which prompted passionate debate on both sides and even rebuttals from employees. The article painted a picture of a brutal, soul-crushing, data-driven, relentless culture, one which forced a woman to work the day after a stillbirth, and encouraged employees to backstab coworkers with anonymous feedback.

While it’s easy to simply give in to our lizard brain and either reactively grumble and moan or instinctively defend hard-charging corporate culture, moments like these importantly provide a chance for us to reflect on our own leadership values. Here are a few questions we should be asking ourself in light of the debate on Amazon’s culture:

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Why EQ Trumps IQ

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Why EQ Trumps IQ

While our society traditionally values IQ over EQ, The Donald’s last month of surging ahead in polls fuelled by hateful rhetoric only to be cut down when brand after brand after brand no longer want to be associated with him, shows that EQ is actually more important than IQ when it comes to long-term, sustainable success. 

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