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 like her earnestness and humility and willingness to speak up about her experience. But I couldn't help but feel she was lucky too.
This book was a huge surprise, I was originally skeptical and wasn't sure if it would have much to offer but it definitely did. I gained a lot of great leadership advice and and learned a lot about myself as well as working with other women. This book is a great read for all women and men. Sheryl Sandberg is doing a great thing by putting herself out there to benefit others. She is honest and truthful throughout the book about the hard stuff and the good. This will be a book I will listen to again!
Intelligent, Thought-provoking, and factual.
Does not apply
Actually, I thought she sounded rather cocky. I wasn't a huge fan of the reader, however, the book explains why I might think this.
The entire thing has really made me realize why my boss, and even father act in certain ways. Completely unintentionally. It also made me realize that I am putting some of my dreams on hold because of a family I don't yet have, and probably won't for a few years.
From its first sentences, this book spoke to me. I found myself walking and nodding, fist-pumping as Sandberg nailed it. FINALLY, I thought, someone is speaking my language. She did a great job presenting a balanced case for feminism - one that should appeal not only to successful professional women like myself, but also full-time mothers, women balancing work and children, and even men - not only the supportive husbands and fathers of women, but also the men leading companies. She made a great case for how fostering equality for women helps everyone.
Since listening to this book, I've recommended it to every woman I talk to and have purchased it for three others - including two who are also senior leaders in my company. Some of us may have succeeded individually, but we owe it to society to help lift others with us.
This book is full of important information that women in the workforce need to know.
Yes - very inspirational and motivating to hear
It's something nearly all professional women can relate to and help us to understand the importance of finding the right partner.
Very soothing voice and comforting to listen to.
No - I listened to it in several separate sittings.
I thought she did a good job of handling the difficult topic delicately. I also like how she makes a point of saying how important it is to involve men in these issues. My least favorite- I probably would have skimmed some parts if I was reading vs. listening in the car because it can get a little repetitive or dreamy at times.
She overdoes the intonations in her voice (not every word has to be emphasized). It was okay at the beginning but annoyed me by the end (even spread out over months).
It may have given me a better framework for discussing this issues, possibly even outside of a circle of women.
This audio book is top notch. I finished it in less than one week during my 30-minute commute to and from work. I was hooked and even listened while getting ready in the morning and working out at the gym. The information was very useful and the stories were relatable and often funny.
I really enjoyed when she recounted her decision to work at Google and she had a spread sheet that detailed all the pros and cons of each job offer. I liked when she said growth potential is the most important aspect of any job. If you are on a rocket ship, take any seat you can get.
She really captured the proper tone of the book. It felt like I was listening to a great speech rather than an audio book. She was very conversational and engaging.
Yes. I would have if I could.
In hot pursuit of life's understanding
It really challenged me to think about creative ways to help my wife and daughter be all they can be!
There are many better books than this one. This book does not exceed any discussion on TV morning show or a good journal article. She should say it a shorter, condensed way; chewing the same topic for a couple of hours is just wasting of our time.
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