Do you work at Facebook? Wanna know a little secret for how to excel and stand out from your coworkers? Actually you can take the secret advice that I'm about to give and tell it to everyone you know at Facebook. You wanna know what? Somewhere between ninety and ninety-seven percent will totally disregard it.
Now, what sort of advantage do you suppose that gives you?
Ready? Take another chomp on that donut and you'll miss it.
Read Sheryl Sandberg's book Lean In. Apply what you learn. That's it!
This advice applies to men and women, but especially to women. Of course I am speculating that the culture that Sheryl talks about trickles down more than a few layers of management. In reality, Sheryl would be laughed out of Silcone Valley if it didn't.
Here's one example that screams about what Sheryl and Facebook value. Lori Goler, a marketing director at eBay, called Sheryl up inquiring about work at Facebook. She asked, "what is your biggest problem, and how can I solve it?" Sheryl mentions in hiring thousands of people over a ten year period, no one had ever asked that question. It blew her away. Lori got the job.
If there was a book out in public about a company that lays out in black and white what they value in their workforce and I was a part of that workforce, I'd memorize the doggone thing. Fortunately for you ninety to ninety-seven out of one-hundred of your coworkers will go about their business oblivious to this or think the highway they're already traveling is the right one.
Read the book. Apply what you learn. Stand Out in a Sea of Facebook Sameness!