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 loved the book and couldn't believe that I related to a CFO of a major company. I am a working mom and have the same feelings that she did. I guess this book made me realize that we all daughters, sisters, wives, and moms. We just have different professions and different lives but really we are all fighting a battle and we should try and fight it together! We need to be kinder to another, less judgmental and to just give each other a break!
The book talked to me and my current professional situation. I am not a mother and the book can probably help many women have children however there is a whole aspect of leaning in that any woman should listen and this book really helps.
It's about incentive. Women do not believe they are ready for the job whereas men are always ready even if they are not. This book tell us to be brave and to believe in ourselves. Sheryl also gives very interesting data to prove her points, which supports her arguments very well.
Her voice really gives the emotion to the story. It reads is in a very engaging way.
It's a easy reading/listening. it would take only 6 hours and 30 min to go through it, so I am sure you can listen in one go.
I loved this book and felt all of the advice should have probably been given to me in my 20's. I feel it has provided me with a better perspective of my career and life so I can make the best choices for me in the future.
I find the personal stories relatable and humorous at times. It does make me become more aware of the things I am doing right and wrong at work and career development. This journey felt as if she is personally mentoring me. :)
It is really related to individual who living and working in Silicon Valley. It is daily life that you don't even think about. It's inspiring and women will move up in the jungle gym with gusto eventually !
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