An Evening with Sheryl Sandberg: What I Learned

Sheryl Sandberg

It seems like everyone’s doing it.

Thanks to Sheryl Sandberg, we’re now part of a Lean In generation.

I’ve got to admit, I’m a bit late to the Lean In party. But last night, I made up for it when I attended an executive lecture series at which Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg was the featured guest.

Flanked by two gal pals in a standing-room only Howard University auditorium, I sat on the edge of my seat, listening with rapt attention, trying to glean all I could from the 60-minute event.

What did I walk away with?

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Seven Things I Need to Survive A Day of Work


I entered the world of work in 2006 and boy has it been an adventure.

I’ve had to figure out where my personality, workplace culture and business etiquette intersect.  And sure, I’m still figuring out what works and what doesn’t, when and where.

But after seven years, I’ve discovered that there are key things I absolutely, positively need to survive from day to day. Here are seven of them.