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 it - i hope this gets into the hands of women everywhere. Also a great read for supportive husbands that have hard working wives. It helps them underdstand the workplace issues and internal issues we deal with daily. Thank you for this inspiring book!
Yes. This book takes a look at some of the "mind blocks" women can have when they think about their careers. The book also talks about the importance of women in the workplace supporting each other.
This book helped me through a challenging transition at work. It was my bible to keep it together. Helped me do away with "mom guilt'. It guides you to appreciate your life choices and be ok with what you can do, can't do and want to do.
A school administrator and avid reader and listener of books. At least an hour of every day is spent in the car, and that's where the bulk of my listening is done. I tend to listen to books on "faster" mode so I can get through more books!
I went into this book with trepidation. After all, I didn't want to hear a feminist tell me that either I could, or could not, "have it all." Instead what I experienced was a personal and insightful book about the limitations we as women often put on ourselves, such as the expectations we set for ourselves, our failure to speak-up, and the divisive way we often treat one another.
Sandberg shared her experiences, and those of others she talked to. When offering a generality she even provided her own counterexamples, when such a thing existed. Her writing is not judgmental, but rather enlightening. She opened my eyes to some of my own behaviors and attitudes.
I recommend this book, especially to women in leadership roles.
Loved the book, pity about the narration. Her overly youthful voice and tendency to emphasize too many words makes this well written and important book seem like an overwrought college essay. I suggest reading it or waiting until it comes out with another narration.
Sheryl Sandburg presents her perspective as if she was writing for so many of us. The book is engaging, humorous and pertinent. All working women should read this book!!
The narrator, Elisa Donovan, did a fantastic job! She has a voice that is "catchy" and different, yet not irritating. I forgot she wasn't actually Sheryl Sandburg.
Sheryl's life story - so far - is interesting and real. Her advice is timely and achievable. I found her to be extremely likeable and wish she was in my life!
As a working mom I had several "ah-ha" moments when listening to this book. Like: "Men are promoted based on potential, but women tend to be promoted based on past performance". The book was easy to listen to, personable, funny, encouraging. I really like it and recommended it to several friends. Towards the end it did get a little monotonous...she seemed to drone the point on about women in the work place, but really offered few solutions besides work places providing a daycare on-sight. Overall a good book.
I am having a hard time listening to this audiobook. I have a serious problem with the nasal and condescending tone of Donavan's voice. It's a real turnoff and inappropriate to the subject matter. I feel as though I'm being talked down to and I really dislike it and find myself tuning out. And the problem is that Sandburg seems to be on an extended boast about how smart and talented she is. So I question how deep she has really dug, and whether she has a clue about how the 99% lives. There's some real arrogance here.
I don't know yet.
No she's awful. There's no human warmth in her read.
The read really damages the material.
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