You go girl
The performance was adequate, however I much would have preferred to hear it read by the author. Lean In is a personal piece, I wish to have heard it in the authors voice
As a young woman in business I felt this book to be very relatable on a professional and personal level (I see in myself many qualities, desires and yes, flaws too, that are discussed). Ms Sandberg took a calculated risk joining Facebook and hearing her story,her reflections on leadership, success, women and business were thought provoking and inspiring
It put being a woman in the workplace in context.
The first couple of chapters are really good and then it gets repetitive.
I had put off listening or reading this book, but am glad that I finally made time for it. It's a great book with important lessons for women in how they manage their careers.
Her performance seems to only suit young-adult fiction, so probably not. Her voice does NOT suit this book at all. She does not seem to be aware of what she's saying until moments before it's said, which diminishes the sense of wisdom and personal investment taken to write this book. I was slightly embarrassed to share this audiobook in a public area of my home.
This book holds some important truths about American women in leadership and the challenges of career focus. Sandberg's courage in sharing her own insecurities and challenges is sometimes empowering and sometimes just the reader being held hostage during a Sandberg therapy session, but overall her intentions and her commitment to women's success shines through. In the main, I'm glad she wrote it - she started a national conversation that is now a genie out of the bottle and unlikely to go back in. But it will be important to hear from other women with less privelege, perhaps that don't want to have children, and from men who support these women.
On the writing - Sandberg is clear and crisp, but she is not a powerful storyteller - you can tell she's a good driver of processes but not in marketing.
On the narrator - a very annoying, nasal voice and the woman sounds high-pitched and young - pretty unpleasant at times.
Sheryl's honesty and personal experiences made the book interesting.
I enjoyed the parts about mentors and the issues surrounding confidence. The imposture effect really resonated as being a trigger for some of my self confidence struggles. The parts that didn't capture me revolved around child rearing and the discussions of how women are still closing the gap with men in the workplace. Additionally, as I was raised to behave as an equal to a man, I'm 26 and do not intend to start a family, so I found the last few chapters difficult to relate to. Overall I loved the direction and believe it's a message all women should hear.
tight edgy beneficial
yes- I did and listened to it 5 more times taking notes
Trail blazer - true human a person I can look up to
It was moving to listen to Sheryl Sandberg's stories and I appreciated her openness, and humbleness. Her stories and how she reacted to situations promoted a sense of encouragement and inspiration. Lean in!
I would recommend this book to any strong woman and any man who wants to champion women. This is a great book, very inspirational.
Sit at the table. This statement allows me to know I am just as welcome to any meeting as anyone else.
I had second thoughts about reading this book. I read it at a time in my life when I should have. While motherhood is a role in life, I can still push forward with my career. My career is not who I am or am not, but how I am contributing to the world and to myself in what I learn.