“Lean In” by Sheryl Sandberg, was certainly an eye opener for me. I believe all women who wish to climb up the ladder at work should read this book and should get their life partner to read it as well.
Sheryl Sandberg is Chief operating officer at Facebook and her book made it to #1 on the National best seller list in the US.
The book is really easy to read and addresses not only your WORK LIFE but your HOME LIFE as well. It is filled with examples of situations many of us have gone through at work I’m sure. It also provides you with concrete advice on how to get into the game in order to become more successful.
The surprise for me in this book was that the author makes you realise that WE, women, are the starting point where change must happen if we want to reach the top positions.
We need to change the way we think and the way we act, or don’t act when we should…
Here is an example of the many passages where Sheryl Sandberg made me think, ‘yap I’ve done that’!
« Men were also more likely to chase a growth opportunity even before a new opportunity was announced. They were impatient about their own development and believed that they were capable of doing more…The women, however, were more cautious about changing roles and seeking out new challenges. I often found myself trying to persuade them to work in new areas.
I have had countless conversations where women responded to this encouragement by saying “I’m just not sure I’d be good at that.” Or “That sounds exciting, but I’ve never done anything like it before.” Or “I still have a lot to learn in my current role.” I rarely, if ever, heard these kinds of comments from men. »
Do read this book, you will not regret it!