We hold ourselves back in ways both big and small, by lacking self-confidence, by not raising our hands, and by pulling back when we should be leaning in.
Wise words spoken by the COO of Facebook. However, it is not always easy to break these patterns.
Sandberg knows everything when it comes to leadership, especially for women, as it seems.
Her greatest insights and most powerful lessons are shared in her book Lean In. Beyond the industry, Sandberg is known for balancing work and family life. Moreover, she is a huge supporter of mentorship programmes.
In this captivating read, you will understand why it is important to find your mentor on your climb of the business ladder. Or, as Sandberg would say, the business jungle jim.
A few lessons to be learnt
Sandberg has been through it all herself, and this is the perspective that she approaches her readers from. Thus, she knows about insecurities, vulnerability and the wish to be liked by colleagues and co-workers.
However, she gives strong advice on which traps to avoid in the corporate jungle. On the one hand, she is all about being vulnerable and accountable. Emotions, to Sandberg, are human. Moreover, she does not see the business woman and the personal life version of women. To her, it is important to bring who you are to the table.
On the other hand, she warns from common mistakes: Break through insecurity with this read by learning on how to earn and take your seat at the table.
With regard to business success and family planning, Sandberg gives advice on not to leave before you actually leave (for maternity).
Done is better than perfect
With this book, you will learn how to be true to yourself, stop pleasing everyone and actually do it – even if it is not perfect. Sandberg is a great role model, business woman and mentor alike.
So, who is the book for?
Lean In is perfect for any aspiring woman in business. It is full of strategy, mentorship, experiences from the top. Further, it teaches you how to effectively deal with difficulties coming your way.
It is a pleasant read with deep insight and lessons to transfer to your own corporate success story. This book will help you to build a strategy around your own decision making in planning out business and personal life.