Recently, I had the pleasure of reading Lean In by Facebook COO, Sheryl Sandberg. This book shook me to my core. I can’t even begin to tell you the wealth of knowledge and inspiration I gained in reading Lean In.
In Lean In, Sheryl mentions that as a child she was considered “bossy” and now (as an adult) has been criticized for being too direct. She says “When a girl tries to lead, she is often labeled bossy. Boys are seldom called bossy because a boy taking the role of boss does not surprise or offended.”
Like Sheryl, I have been described as “bossy” (ask any of my sorority sisters, I guarantee all of them would say I was a little overbearing). So why is this a bad thing? Should we reprimand our daughters for being too bossy?Today I’m over at Oklahoma Women Bloggers. Click here for the rest of my review on Lean In.