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 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.
Yes, I will read it again.
Elisa Donovan narrates as though it is a conversation with Sheryl Sandberg.
This book is a must read for all young people entering the workforce, both men and women!
Jane Austen Reader
It would change the world in a positive way if all men and all women began to practice some of the ideas that are shared by Sheryl Sandberg.
So many great tips that I would definitely listen again - with a notebook this time - so I could jot all of the tips down!
Obviously my favorite character was Sheryl Sandberg as this book was choc full of anecdotes from her professional career.
I wouldn't listen to this in one sitting just because there are SO MANY great tips to try and absorb.
Entering my 8th year of my career, I was feeling apathetic toward my job. This book invigorated me and recharged my confidence levels. I put her advice into practice immediately and have been LEANING IN!
I have three daughters therefore I thought this book would be helpful in guiding their futures it is not just for women. Her words on marriage and how much personal relationships being in the business world are invaluable.
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