I am fortunate that I do not choose to focus on what is "not fair".
I work in a field dominated by men and have had great success. I enjoyed hearing about Sandberg's career path. I'm inspired by it and related to some of her experiences. It always helps to hear of others facing similar challenges...to a point. Partway through a long drive yesterday I paused at chapter 8 in irritation. Whether it is Elisa Donovan's weary, put-upon narration, or Sandberg belaboring men's and women's roles at work and home - for me the book is on the precipice of becoming self-indulgent and not at all revelatory. I'll keep listening Sherry, please prove me wrong!
Wonderful book for women in the workplace of all ages! Inspiring and though-provoking. I will read/listen to this book multiple times and keep it in my library.
Great encouragement for me! Deals with so many things I've thought about as a mom who works outside the home, as a woman. Thanks Sheryl for addressing tough issues based upon your experience. The most honest book about women and equality that I have read in a very long time.
This is a great book - I have it both on hard copy and in audio form. I would recommend listening to it first and then following up with the hard copy to use for reference. There is much to consider and learn from this book - for both men and women. I have recommended the book to all my female friends as well as to my male boss.
Seriously, I would like everyone in the world to read this book, MEN and women! Spread the word! Maybe with awareness we can bring about change.
I'm hitting 60. I'm a successful woman. I'm a multiple entrepreneur. I'm even the incoming president of my Rotary club.
So I was skeptical. I couldn't imagine what this "child" who is my daughter's age could tell me about working in a world of men.
But Sheryl Sandberg speaks truth. And the truth that she spoke resonates...so much so that I found myself on the verge of tears at times, realizing that finally someone had the courage to verbalize the crap I've had to silently endure and the games I've had to surreptitiously play.
So now I'm buying copies of the book for young female colleagues who are facing the same, same, SAME crap that I have struggled so hard and so long to overcome.
Thank you Sheryl for being a strong, clear voice of assurance in the meandering wilderness of the business world. Where well-meaning men unwittingly demean us and vindictive men intentionally assault us.
It's good to be reminded that each one of us is not alone in the daily flight to strike a balance between what we want and what the world expects of us.
Top 5 business books.
It helps see the life of women in today's workforce. You see what has changed and what still needs to change. It actually helps you see where you can help your family.
The narrator did a fine job. Although I like it when the author narrates, it seems more personal that way.
It made me take a look at my family's work/life balance and where I could do more to help, encourage and support my family.
It's a must read for anyone with a job.
The realization that others sometimes feel like a fraud.
No. This book requires time to digest all the information.
I listened to this book on my way to and from work. Probably not a book I would curl up with and read at home as I tend to reserve what little time I have for good fiction. But it definitely was interesting to hear what all the buzz was about this book. Cheryl Sandberg makes some very valid points about women in the workplace and men's roles at home. I could relate to most of her points and found some excellent advice. It's honorable that she is addressing some issues that no other woman at her level seems to be addressing. I loved that she admits that having it all is a myth and that SHE still doesn't feel like she is doing a great job at home or work. And yet, she makes sure that she is home by 6 every night and has achieved an impressive level of success. Her book just made me feel like I can follow my dreams at home and work, despite how hard I am on myself at times. I just need to accept that perfection is a ridiculous expectation!
I started out listening to books for work and now have become addicted. Every where I drive is a new adventure...
I found the information that was provided was incredibly insightful. I find my self trying to not to let any obstacles stand in my way of becoming the best. This book also helped me identify some of my short comings and I was able to make slight changes to be more successful at work. I really enjoyed the stories and it makes a huge difference when you can recognize some of the situations that you have experienced. LOVED THIS BOOK ...I listened to it 5 x and bought books for all the women I work with.... It can make a difference.