Have you heard of Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer of Facebook?  At the heart of Sheryl Sandberg’s work lies the Lean In movement, a motivational and empowering platform for female leaders that has been rocking and rolling the business world. Sandberg believes that woman have the power to succeed at the highest professional level, even with with an array of internal and external obstacles.

The movement began with Sandberg’s 2010 TED Talk entitled “Why We Have Too Few Women Leaders.”

This past year, the Lean In book was published, encouraging women to pursue their ambitions and shifting the conversation from what we can’t do to what we can do.

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Some of the book’s highlights include the following ideas:

  • Sit at the Table. 
  • Think personally, Act Communally. 
  • Skip the People Pleasing.
  • Take Risks. 
  • Visualize Your Career As a Jungle Gym, Not a Ladder. 
  • Make Your Partner a Real Partner. 

The movement also has an online platform, Lean In Online, featuring news and inspiration, education, and the opportunity join, create, or lead a circle to connect with peers.

One of my friends and fellow bloggers, Michael Cedar, re-launched his blog Truth In Passion on November 1st. Today’s post, Obsession Over the Rest of Your Life– 18 months is based upon Sandberg’s goal setting strategies for passionate performance and success.

And, while you may not agree with every piece of information Sandberg has to offer, the relevance of the information is important in our personal development and our leadership legacy. While dance studios usually are not coined as a piece of “corporate America”, Sheryl Sandberg’s observations, tactics, and strategies are applicable to our work and will improve our career, personal life, and leadership legacy. That’s worth celebrating! Dance Execs, it is time to LEAN IN.

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Sit at the table at the Dance Exec Seminar!