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
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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.
Felt like she could've said the same thing in half the time.
I'm a mom of 2 and work full time. I struggle with guilt every day bc I would rather be with my kids and work part time. I don't agree with the lean in idea for women to "be more equal to men"... I think that we shouldn't try to be equal, we should just work to be our best. Stop comparing us to men. Sorry you had those experiences, but not everyone does... Maybe it's just what you drew into your life.
Also didn't like the narrators voice. She sounded too young for me. Was looking for a more mature voice.
Say something about yourself!
This is an excellent listen for not only female professionals but any leader in corporate America. I felt like Sandberg was speaking directly to me! Very motivating and well-researched. Elisa Donovan is a good choice for narrator.
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