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 book had GREAT key points but could have been drastically condensed! Many of the chapters I felt blurred together in repetition of the previous chapter. The narrator is what kept me going!
I liked it. I was wondering more about seizing opportunities and how to align yourself in preparation for them, but this was good. I appreciated the correlation between more equal roles and happiness in marriages.
In my opinion this book was written from a condescending/elitist viewpoint. It seemed it was written as some sort of politically correct marketing shtick for Sheryl Sandberg to add to her (admittedly impressive) resume prior to running for office. It lacked even the illusion of truth, courage or sincerity. I think it probable that this is simply a poor reflection of someone who should be a very interesting woman.
As a self-made, successful business woman, I found it nearly impossible to identify with much of this woman's story or ideas on perceived women's issues in the workplace. I found the story to be self-indulgent and vain in satirizing her role in women's issues.
Not for me
I would like to know who this woman really is so long as she is not the character portrayed in this book - a lock-stepped one percenter regurgitating all of the P.C. memes of the moment. However, after reading this (a gift from someone) and listening to it; I have no idea of who she really is. It comes across as contrived artifice. For that fact alone, it receives a big thumbs down from me
girls that are not happy in the World by looking at the problems of a "mens World", be the solution better.
great listening, great reading
not what I looking for.
A truly eye opening and inspirational book. I have read it before but purchase the audio book so could listen to it at work and continually be inspired. I want to achieve big things and this book helps me consider aspects of the workplace, social norms, and my gender that I. need to be mindful of to achieve my goals. Thank you Sheryl for this book.
I appreciate her validation of freedom of choice to be ambitious or to choose raising kids and her multi-perspective of men's positions in the scheme of things as relating to women and work. This book is not just for women and not just for people in careers, it's for everyone.
Every women, career-minded, honored & dedicated stay at home moms, singles, high schoolers, & college women alike can relate and use this as an enlightened tool as you enter the workplace.
Men can and should listen and really hear how we can all move forward and lean in to each other.
She digests the complex role of being a woman who wears many hats! Bottom line, find your happy place and do what the H E double hockey sticks you want. Do not let a term define you and do not be afraid to LEAN IN! Celebrate you FEMININE UNIQUENESS! You are going to make plenty of mistakes along the way, but that is part of the journey! This book is brilliantly organized and eloquently written! I love smart people. Especially, SMART WOMEN who inspire you to chase your dreams no matter how conventional or unconventional they may be! Thanks Sheryl for inspiring a generation!
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.
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