Bias For Action – Featuring Amazon Leaders, US Navy Veteran Abby Malchow and US Marine Veteran Beau Higgins

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Our two special guests are Marine Corps Veteran Colonel Beau Higgins, and Navy Veteran Chief Petty Officer Abby Malchow, who both work at a company I think you’ve probably heard of…. Amazon.

Beau is Senior Manager of Military Talent Acquisition and a Marine Veteran of 25 years. Abby is Senior program manager in Amazon's military affairs, a combat veteran, and a 2018 Bush Stand-to Presidential Leadership Scholar.

"We actively seek leaders who can invent, think big, have a bias for action and deliver results on behalf of our customers. These principles look very familiar to men and women who have served our country in the armed forces, and we find that their experience leading people is invaluable in our fast-paced work environment."  - CEO of Amazon, Jeff Bezos

Both Beau and Abby would agree with Jeff Bezos, with the mantra he preaches: Think big, deliver results and at all times, have a bias for action. These are some of the key 14 leadership principles that have driven the success for Amazon, but they are also the same principles engrained in those that join our military. So it did not surprise me that Abby and Beau have taken on these roles within this giant of a company, just like they did on deployment.

We dedicate this episode to all of the the Amazon Warriors, or the military Amazonians who have served, or continue to serve…

Thank you to our guests today, Colonel Beau Higgins and Chief Petty Officer Abby Malchow for your service and for everything you do for veterans and military families everyday.

Amazon Military Video embedded in this episode  with many thanks for Amazon team.

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Producer and Host: Dr. Ron Hirschberg

Music: Darden Smith 

Production consultation: Chuck Clough - Above The  Basement 

Home Base Media Lab Chairman: Peter Smyth

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