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
This was my first book to read & understand how to better position myself at my company. It uses stories to illustrate the message contained within, which makes the book even more entertaining and helps the reader better understand. I really believe that thus us a must read for women in the workplace.
It's reassuring for women who feel like everyone is trying to put them in a box.
Loved the book I do not have children that I did not relate but valued the information it provided chapters 10 and 11 resonated with me most and it's insight on sexism in the workplace the information is invaluable.
I would recommend this book. Sheryl sounds like an amazing person and I think she is truly passionate about helping women "lean in". We need more people like her.
I recommend any book by -or about- Ayn Rand. It's about the producers in the world. Only capitalism creates wealth. Sheryl has been involved with companies that create wealth. Celebrate the producers in this world.
As a career oriented, successful and ambitious woman who works 50-90 hours a week (and has been for the past 18 years!) I thought I would enjoy this book. Well... I did NOT.
All this talk about getting ahead in the rat race made me decide to make a career change - to more normal hours and prioritizing my family and friends more - by taking either on a project less here and there or even switching to something else entirely instead of squeezing it all on top of each other and the constant busy-ness.
Life is so short, I don't just want to be a super human time organizer and task master (which a lot of the book is about), I want to enjoy it without rushing through my days. Have you ever been irritable because you were tired, stressed or occupied with work and brushed someone who cares about you off, maybe hurt them with your absence time and time again? I have.
After losing a loved one or a family pet what I think about is the time I spent with them, not what I could afford financially or my career. Sometimes all we want is more time which money cannot buy...
I appreciate the truths about womanhood and the difficulty we have with speaking up and the hardships we have with being heard.
2 Concurrent goals: long term dream and 18 month plan
Perfect pitch! Motivating voice!
Time waits for no one: #leaninnow
I wish I could have read this book decades ago when I began my career. I'm buying a copy for my 22 year old daughter who just graduated from college and is starting her first 'real' job. The book is full of insight and helpful information.
excellent overview of modern feministic direction. an eye opener on recent studies and a heart opener for female solidarity andhope
a must read book for both genders
Deal with millions of Chicks, for a living. Photographer. Traveller, Tech Buff, love APPLE, Steve Jobs.
Was worth listening/reading. Got some important and well needed perspective.
I would say most of the points are relevant to all, especially all who are under represented, low on confidence & discriminated. That said I accept & appreciate her fight for more respect, rights and opportunities for women
"Fantastic!! A must read for women and men!"
Inspiring, engaging and very interesting. Excellent narrative, uses data and information from a variety of sources to make objective points.
"Narrator a tad annoying"
I like the book, everyone raves about it for good reason.
I found the narrator really annoying but pushed through it - very heavily nasal and switches to a whiney voice when talking about being a mother.
"Powerful book to read a couple of times!"
Great inspiration to support one another. A good mix of memories and career tips and motivation.
The book really highlights the gender bias in both men and women and does a great job in challenging each one. I felt very empowered after reading this. It made me realise we all have to play a part in making the gender gap smaller. The only part of the book I sometimes struggled with is the social class difference between her and I. Being a COO makes her very privileged so in some parts I couldn't relate. But overall, a great listen!
This book is very good and a must for any working woman (and man) especially if you have children and are trying to balance life and work.
However, I could not help thinking that Sheryl comes from a more privileged and secure place than most of the women that I know, so may have more choices as a result. Some of this she acknowledges. (This is not to diminish her achievements or to dismiss the principles she proposes.) Only to say that many women, including myself, may not have her abilities or some of the support systems she refers to. But she is a great leader and this is a great book.
I have wanted to listen to this book for a long time and it did not disappoint.
Having watched Sheryl on Oprah and listened to her TED talk, I was interested to find out more. As a leader and mother myself, I could empathise and sympathise with a lot of her reflections and experiences. I wouldn't let the American Business world references put you off too much. I would recommend this to all working women with a family.
"Bad voice !"
I want listen to the book but can't as it sounds like a computer sorry
"Incredibly insightful and inspirational"
I absolutely loved this book. Definitely recommend it to everyone who's interested in a more equal world.
"Fantastic, thought provoking listen"
I was a bit worried that I might not enjoy the book,that it might focus too much on ambition, getting ahead at any cost but it didn't at all. I found it extremely interesting and could relate to a lot of what Sheryl had written. Although I don't see myself as either sexist or a victim or sexism, there were some scenarios and examples given which made me realise that sometimes certain views or attitudes are so entrenched that we aren't even conscious of them.
She was a fantastic narrator, so natural you felt as she was just talking to you rather than reading someone else's words.
When she spoke about her (now late) husband supports her and their family so much. How it isn't easy juggling responsibilities but she knows what a great team they make, and how it gives her reassurance that they will cope with any future difficulties.
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