LEAN IN: WOMEN, WORK AND THE WILL TO LEAD

Cosmopolitan (India) - - YOU, YOU, YOU - By Sh­eryl Sand­berg

If you’ve been se­cretly eye­ing your boss’s cor­ner of­fice, this book is for you. As the COO of Face­book, Sand­berg of­fers no-non­sense (and pretty tough) tips to mak­ing it big in a male dom­i­nated work­force.

1. Be more open to tak­ing ca­reer risks. Women tend to avoid new chal­lenges on the job, so stop wor­ry­ing about whether you have the skills. In­stead, be­lieve in your­self and ne­go­ti­ate for your­self.

2. Ask your­self, ‘What would I do if I weren’t afraid?’ Then go ahead and do it.

3. If you’re start­ing your ca­reer, make a long-term dream plan about what you want to do. You need to con­stantly ask your­self, ‘What can I do to im­prove my­self at work?’ Vi­su­alise your ca­reer as a jun­gle gym, not a lad­der. This of­fers cre­ative ex­plo­ration and the abil­ity to forge a new path for your­self.

4. Work­ing moms should get their hus­bands to take an equal share of re­spon­si­bil­ity at home, for a healthy work-life bal­ance.

5. Skip peo­ple pleas­ing. Your de­sire to be liked by ev­ery­one will hold you back. You’ve got to step up and be will­ing to lead and chal­lenge oth­ers’ de­ci­sions.

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