- Do I have followers?
- Do I have a cause bigger than myself?
- Do I get stuff done?
- Do I have followers? Just after the Facebook IPO, The Financial Times ran a story on Sandberg that noted that it’s very common to hear ex-Googlers who are now at Facebook say, “I came because of Sheryl.” By all accounts, she’s not afraid to get personal. She’s warm and friendly while making sure things are accomplished. I like to say that most leadership behaviors can be broken down into two categories: relationship builders and results getters. Sandberg has game in both. That’s why she has followers. You can’t be a leader without them.
- Do I have a cause bigger than myself? Sandberg has a had a lot of big jobs in big places – the Treasury Department, the World Bank, Google and Facebook. As her own career has flourished, she’s taken up the cause of encouraging women to believe that they can have a big career and a big life at the same time. As The New York Times reports, she mentors women at all levels, she speaks out on the topic whenever she has the opportunity and educates other companies on how to reach women. Here’s a prediction: Sandberg will have other big jobs before she’s done. Here’s another: She’ll continue to focus on her bigger cause of helping other women achieve. Great leaders leave a legacy. That’s easier to do when you’re passionate about something bigger than yourself.
- Do I get stuff done? Like I said earlier, leadership behaviors can either be about relationships or results. Sandberg sounds like an ace on relationships and her results speak for themselves. She clearly knows how to inspire and organize people to get stuff done. The article by Ken Auletta in the New Yorker does a great job of explaining how she does it.
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