Character Analysis Of Sheryl Sandberg

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Sheryl Sandberg joined Facebook in 2008 as the Chief Operating Officer (COO), with a mission “to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together” (Facebook, 2017). She and founder Mark Zuckerberg successfully transformed a 2004 college project into one of the largest and most profitable companies in the United States and the world. Sandberg is considered one of the most influential women in business, her leadership style is personal, feminine, strategic and transformational. A true change agent for business, tech, non-profits, education and Facebook, with multiple roles and several board seats, she has a unique mix of education, experience and sponsorship that drives her creativity and amazing results. Sandberg as Change Agent In her book, Lean In, she shares many events from college and her early career, that reminded me of very similar obstacles and opportunities when working or competing with men. Sheryl chooses to be “likeable” along with professional, tactical and strategic, using stories and experiences to convey her ultimate goals. Her story about negotiating her salary at Facebook demonstrates how she manages difficult discussions, considering the position and feelings of everyone involved. Even though the first offer was very competitive, she still negotiated more compensation and benefits, by presenting it as a demonstration of her negotiating style and expertise. Rather than being received as an aggressive female, she spent time
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