Sheryl Sandberg - Facebook COO, ranked eighth on Fortune's list of the 50 Most Powerful Women in Business - has become one of America's most galvanizing leaders, and an icon for millions of women juggling work and family. In Lean In, she urges women to take risks and seek new challenges, to find work that they love, and to remain passionately engaged with it at the highest levels throughout their lives.
Lean In - Sheryl Sandberg's provocative, inspiring book about women and power - grew out of an electrifying TED talk Sandberg gave in 2010, in which she expressed her concern that progress for women in achieving major leadership positions had stalled. The talk became a phenomenon and has since been viewed nearly 2,000,000 times. In Lean In, she fuses humorous personal anecdotes, singular lessons on confidence and leadership, and practical advice for women based on research, data, her own experiences, and the experiences of other women of all ages. Sandberg has an uncanny gift for cutting through layers of ambiguity that surround working women, and in Lean In she grapples, piercingly, with the great questions of modern life. Her message to women is overwhelmingly positive. She is a trailblazing model for the ideas she so passionately espouses, and she's on the pulse of a topic that has never been more relevant.
©2013 Sheryl Sandberg; 2013 Random House Audio
I am a mother of two about to return to work in a leadership role. Becoming a working mother does not make you less of a mother. Both roles are important and needed.
This book has truly inspired me. I will read this book again and again as a reminder that I should help other women, be mindful of my own bias, and that my personal and professional success will inspire my daughter.
I couldn't stop listening. I felt like my eyes were opened to the world I was seeing and feeling everyday, but not recognizing. This book helped me to understand the struggles of all women (and men!) in the workplace as well as at home and why we need not let go of our dreams.
a discussion of women in male dominated fields with a particular approach to obtaining success as supported by anecdotal evidence from both her career and her monitoring of other careers. well organized and thoughtful. hopeful and encouraging for a growth mindset. highly recommend for the female professional..
Great book, well narrated. Listened to it while traveling for work, I caught myself totally agreeing with points I see at work everyday. As a women in a male dominated field although I'm not in a leadership position but hope to be in the future. very insightful! Hope more men read this book, I will be recommending to my coworkers.
the author is obviously highly intelligent and well balanced. I had heard there was controversy surrounding the book as if she was pushing women too hard. I found the message very clear and almost soft sold. Anyone who thinks this message is controversial is stuck in the Neanderthal ages and a major part of the problem in the first place.
I have a masters degree, I've heard a lot of women debate about what to do with their careers if they want to have a family. I've heard many women discuss their professional lives in conferences and I was never satisfied with their responses.
Sheryl opened my eyes to a lot of "what could be" that nobody had shown me before.
I don't agree with everything she says, but it's ok. You don't have too, and she doesn't make you feel stupid for not agreeing.
It is engaging, funny, research based and very personal so you can connect without feeling you are being grossly manipulated (like a lot of business books out there).
Absolutely. Sheryl is so generous in her thinking and so relatable in her delivery. This is one of my favorite reads in a long while.
It didn't make me emotional.That said, I found find it very powerful and eye opening. It was a conversation starter to be sure.
Read this book. Buy it for your friends, children, colleagues. It's a great read.
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