Five Ways for Women to "Lean In" to Their Careers in 2014
Note: My article and the accompanying videos have been turned into a deck on SlideShare.com
Sheryl Sandberg challenged women to lean in to their careers and aim for the top leadership positions of their industries. Make 2014 the year you shatter the ceiling by using these great strategies from other savvy women on lynda.com.
Disrupt yourself to get to the next level.
Harness the power of disruptive innovation, the strategy that helped Amazon and others blow past their competition, and apply it to your own career. Learn more by watching Disrupting Yourself with Whitney Johnson.
Tend your personal brand.
Whether you know it or not, you are building your personal brand every day, through your actions, ideas and even emails. Be intentional about the brand called you! Watch Personal Branding Basics with Lorrie Thomas Ross.
Proactively manage your career.
How do you get to those top positions? Do a gap analysis to create the map to the position or career you want and then create your action plan for getting there. Watch Insights from a College Career Coach with Valerie Sutton.
Claim your worth.
Part of shattering the ceiling is knowing your worth and claiming it. Every savvy leader is also a strong negotiator. Learn how to successfully negotiate your salary and career opportunities. Watch Negotiation Fundamentals with Lisa Gates.
Lead with vision and values.
Study after study confirms that what people want from their leaders is vision and values. Become the kind of leader that others will respect. Watch Leadership Fundamentals with Britt Andreatta.
Most organizations have a process for identifying “high potential” employees for leadership training. But you don’t need to wait for that to happen! Take charge of your career and invest in your own leadership development.
Every industry needs more women like you at the top!
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