Synopsis from Amazon:
The New York Times bestseller, which for 10 years has been a must-have for women in business, is now completely revised and updated. In this new edition, internationally recognized executive coach Lois P. Frankel reveals a distinctive set of behaviors-over 130 in all-that women learn in girlhood that ultimately sabotage them as adults. She teaches you how to eliminate these unconscious mistakes that could be holding you back and offers invaluable coaching tips that can easily be incorporated into your social and business skills. The results for hundreds of thousands of women have been career opportunities they never thought possible-at every stage of their career, from entry-level to the corner office! Stop making "nice girl" errors that can become career pitfalls, such as:
An update from the LBC Ladies:
Jen had it all: the perfect man, beautiful loft, great job and unmatched shopping skills. She loved a good Prada bag and perfectly manicured hand to carry it, all of which was great until she lost her job.
Jen takes us through this hilarious ride of tragic comedy to how she learned you actually have to be kind to get basically anywhere in life. She adopts a few dogs (Cheers to my fellow rescue lovers... yes ma'am) convinces her man to marry her ridiculous self and eventually comes a little close to being called down to earth. This story really sheds light into how things can be at rock bottom and you can still re-paint your bathroom. This was the perfect summer read because it was light, funny, and a great break from the stress of the end of summer. This book does not take a lot of energy to read and understand which is why we are glad we read it this month.
Have you ever lost a job? Was it a crazy roller coaster of events and weird money saving tactics? Several ladies at the LBC have and they all found a way to bounce back (Queue Big Sean). Thank you Jen for helping us laugh at the beach this year.
We give it a 3.8/5
** An update for the LBC Ladies**
Sheryl knows a thing or two about bouncing back from tough times. She leads a multimillion dollar company in Silicon Valley and a house full of laughter and smiles.... until the day her husband (also a major digital boss player) passed away suddenly in Mexico. It was tragic. Her book shed light on what grief actually looks like in tangible stories that will make you laugh and cry at the same time.
If you know what grief feels like, this book is more relatable than words could express (See my grief story here). She laughs with us through petty traditions that must be taken back and cries with us through the overprotective after effect of death. Sheryl always finds a way to lead us back to being great leaders in this life and Option B is no different. We loved the ease of reading and the emotional connection.
We give it a 4.2/5
Thank you Sheryl. Cheers to Leaning In.