Flashcards in Leadership Deck (41):
If you get asked, "Tell me about a time you showed customer obsession" should your answer use the exact words "customer obsession"? Not necessarily. You can say you "..." or "..." or "..."
pay attention to customers
are customer oriented
Leaders start with the customer and work backwards. They work ... to earn and keep customer trust. Although leaders pay attention to competitors, they ... over customers.
Leaders are owners. They think long term and don’t ... long-term value for short-term results. They act on behalf of the entire company, beyond just their own team. They never say “that’s not my job".
Leaders expect and require ... and ... from their teams and always find ways to ... They are externally ..., look for new ideas from everywhere, and are not ... by “not invented here". As we do new things, we accept that we may be ... for long periods of time.
Leaders are ... a lot. They have strong ... and good ... They ... diverse perspectives and work to ... their beliefs.
Leaders are never ... learning and always ... to improve themselves. They are ... about new possibilities and act to ... them.
Leaders raise the performance ... with every hire and promotion. They recognize ... talent, and ... move them throughout the organization. Leaders develop leaders and take seriously their role in ... others. We work on behalf of our people to invent mechanisms for development like Career Choice.
Leaders have ... high standards - many people may think these standards are ... high. Leaders are ... raising the bar and driving their teams to deliver high quality products, services and processes. Leaders ... that ... do not get sent down the line and that problems are fixed so they stay fixed.
Thinking small is a self-fulfilling ... Leaders create and communicate a bold direction that ... results. They think differently and look around ... for ways to serve customers.
Bias for Action:
Speed matters in business. Many decisions and actions are ... and do not need extensive study. We value calculated risk ...
Accomplish more with less. Constraints ... resourcefulness, self-sufficiency and invention. There are no extra points for growing headcount, budget size or fixed expense.
Leaders listen ..., speak ..., and treat others ... They are vocally self-critical, even when doing so is ... or embarrassing. Leaders do not believe their or their team’s body ... smells of perfume. They benchmark themselves and their teams against the best.
Leaders operate at all levels, stay connected to the details, ... frequently, and are ... when metrics and anecdote differ. No task is beneath them.
Leaders are obligated to respectfully ... decisions when they disagree, even when doing so is uncomfortable or exhausting. Leaders have ... and are tenacious. They do not ... for the sake of social cohesion. Once a decision is determined, they ... wholly.
Leaders focus on the key inputs for their business and deliver them with the right quality and in a ... fashion. Despite ..., they rise to the occasion and never settle.
in a way that involves physical strength, effort, or energy; strenuously.
she shook her head ...
show that (a belief or hypothesis) is not or may not be true.
later updates on the news story ... many details of the initial report
we will never be able to confirm or ... the existence of God
continuing in a determined way without any interruption
a prediction of something to come
... design and code reviews
Write out specific examples of the problem, and see if you can figure out a ...
A ... note can be formed by cutting words out of a magazine to form a new sentence.
Consider what problems the algorithm is similar to, and ... if you can modify the solution to develop an algorithm for this problem.
Change a constraint (data type, size, etc) to simplify the problem. Then try to solve it. Once you have an algorithm for the “simplified” problem, ... the problem again.
Solve the algorithm first for a base case (e.g., just one element). Then, try to solve it for elements one and two, ... that you have the answer for element one. Then, try to solve it for elements one, two and three, assuming that you have the answer to elements one and two.
Base Case and Build Algorithms often lead to natural ... algorithms.
This is ..., but it often works. Simply run through a list of data structures and try to apply each one.
binary trees do ... with ordering
if you had two heaps, you could keep track of the biggest half and the smallest half of the elements. The biggest half ... in a min heap and the smallest half ... in a max heap
Many candidates spend all their time prepping for technical questions and ... the behavioral questions.
When asked a question, break your answer into three parts (... / ... / ..., Issue 1 / Issue 2 / Issue 3, etc) and speak for just a couple sentences about each.
A good interviewer will stretch your mind. They’ll want to see you struggle with a difficult problem. If a candidate is good, they’ll ask harder and tougher questions until he/she is ..! Thus, if you have trouble on a question, all it means is that the interviewer is doing their job!
this problem has had me ... for years
DFS involves searching a node and all its children before ... to its siblings.
BFS involves searching a node and its ... before ... to any children.
a balanced tree is defined to be a tree such that no two leaf nodes differ ... ... from the root by more than one.
Amazon has a very ambiguous environment. Therefore, some of the questions that will be asked will purposely be ...