Posted on: March 26th, 2013 by Jen Mueller

I started reading Sheryl Sandberg’s book ‘Lean In’ last night.  I had already read an article that made her views on women in the workplace very clear.  And I agreed with her.

I know that women get in their own way in business, because I do it all the time.  But I also see many women sabotaging themselves when it comes to communication, conversations skills and sports.  Like it or not sports is the language of business.  Think about about many sports metaphors get used every day.  Think about how many team work comparisons are made to between your office work groups and a sports team.

You can’t deny sports references are made in business, but you will deny yourself the opportunity to play bigger if you don’t get involved and join in.

Is this an unpopular statement to make?  Sure, but sometimes the truth hurts.

Click on the picture below for 3 specific ways sports conversations help you play a bigger game.  If you’ve got questions or comments I’d love to hear them.

Jen Mueller, America's Expert Talker explains why women need to pay attention to sports conversations and join in as part of the 'Lean In' strategy.

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