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
If you are woman, man, manager, parent, working parent, stay at home parent, soon to be parent, or just a person interested in equality for all... READ THIS BOOK!
When I started reading the book I was like this does not pertain to me at all. But I made a commitment to finish it. I recommend this book to both men and women. You will have the opportunity to learn about yourself.
Sheryl Sandberg is an inspiration. She is very well spoken, witty, and humorous. If I am half the leader she is today I will consider myself extremely fortunate.
A must read for every woman young and old. Was especially pleased to read the part on the internalised oppression. If we are to lead we lead ourselves and each other.
Fantastic book. Very inspiring.
The content definitely loses its edge because the narrator sounds SO young and not relatable to the situations Ms Sandberg discusses. But Ms Sandberg nails it when discussing female achievements, mommy guilt and more.
Based on articles, i thought his book was going to be very different. It is so much better than I thought it would be. It is motivating, has supporting statistics and is well thought out. I really enjoyed this book. It has opened my eyes to a lot going on in even my workplace that I didn't realize before.
This book, and the movement it seeks to engender, means a lot to me. I want to live in the world Sandberg is fighting to bring about where women are valued, respected, and free to pursue the highest levels of achievement. I also want to be free to choose active fatherhood as opposed to slavish devotion to career over family and other vital parts of life. At times I had specific objections and disagreements, and in particular felt it was targeted to a privileged audience, but that does not undermine its fundamental value. I highly recommend it.
"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.
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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