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Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead | [Sheryl Sandberg]

Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead

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.
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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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    lauren 04-30-14
    lauren 04-30-14 Member Since 2014
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    What made the experience of listening to Lean In the most enjoyable?

    Sheryl's honesty and personal experiences made the book interesting.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I enjoyed the parts about mentors and the issues surrounding confidence. The imposture effect really resonated as being a trigger for some of my self confidence struggles. The parts that didn't capture me revolved around child rearing and the discussions of how women are still closing the gap with men in the workplace. Additionally, as I was raised to behave as an equal to a man, I'm 26 and do not intend to start a family, so I found the last few chapters difficult to relate to. Overall I loved the direction and believe it's a message all women should hear.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes


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    E 04-18-14
    E 04-18-14
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    "listen women and men"
    If you could sum up Lean In in three words, what would they be?

    tight edgy beneficial


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Sheryl


    What about Elisa Donovan’s performance did you like?

    nothing really-


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    yes- I did and listened to it 5 more times taking notes


    Any additional comments?

    Trail blazer - true human a person I can look up to

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    Amazon Customer San Francisco, CA, United States 04-15-14
    Amazon Customer San Francisco, CA, United States 04-15-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Inspiring and moving!"
    What did you like best about this story?

    It was moving to listen to Sheryl Sandberg's stories and I appreciated her openness, and humbleness. Her stories and how she reacted to situations promoted a sense of encouragement and inspiration. Lean in!


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    Kim 03-28-14
    Kim 03-28-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Great for both sexes"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend this book to any strong woman and any man who wants to champion women. This is a great book, very inspirational.


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    Farien 03-21-14
    Farien 03-21-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Read it and see how true it is"
    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Sit at the table. This statement allows me to know I am just as welcome to any meeting as anyone else.


    Any additional comments?

    I had second thoughts about reading this book. I read it at a time in my life when I should have. While motherhood is a role in life, I can still push forward with my career. My career is not who I am or am not, but how I am contributing to the world and to myself in what I learn.

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    Lora MC HENRY, MS, United States 03-20-14
    Lora MC HENRY, MS, United States 03-20-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Great Book,Very Helpful"
    If you could sum up Lean In in three words, what would they be?

    out-stand-ing


    What does Elisa Donovan bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I enjoyed the book on my 1 hour ride to and from work... really enjoyed it


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    YES


    Any additional comments?

    Really enjoyed this book, very informative and helpful... really makes you think about how you do everything

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    Sara United States 03-18-14
    Sara United States 03-18-14
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    "Can't relate. Seemed kind of fluffly."
    Would you try another book from Sheryl Sandberg and/or Elisa Donovan?

    Yes


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    I like her earnestness and humility and willingness to speak up about her experience. But I couldn't help but feel she was lucky too.


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    Emy 02-23-14
    Emy 02-23-14 Member Since 2014
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    "A Wonderful Surprise!"

    This book was a huge surprise, I was originally skeptical and wasn't sure if it would have much to offer but it definitely did. I gained a lot of great leadership advice and and learned a lot about myself as well as working with other women. This book is a great read for all women and men. Sheryl Sandberg is doing a great thing by putting herself out there to benefit others. She is honest and truthful throughout the book about the hard stuff and the good. This will be a book I will listen to again!

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    Lauren Chicago, IL USA 02-23-14
    Lauren Chicago, IL USA 02-23-14 Member Since 2014
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    "A Must Read..."
    If you could sum up Lean In in three words, what would they be?

    Intelligent, Thought-provoking, and factual.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Does not apply


    What does Elisa Donovan bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Actually, I thought she sounded rather cocky. I wasn't a huge fan of the reader, however, the book explains why I might think this.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The entire thing has really made me realize why my boss, and even father act in certain ways. Completely unintentionally. It also made me realize that I am putting some of my dreams on hold because of a family I don't yet have, and probably won't for a few years.


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    Alison Washington, DC, United States 02-16-14
    Alison Washington, DC, United States 02-16-14
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    "Why did I wait so long to read this?"
    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    From its first sentences, this book spoke to me. I found myself walking and nodding, fist-pumping as Sandberg nailed it. FINALLY, I thought, someone is speaking my language. She did a great job presenting a balanced case for feminism - one that should appeal not only to successful professional women like myself, but also full-time mothers, women balancing work and children, and even men - not only the supportive husbands and fathers of women, but also the men leading companies. She made a great case for how fostering equality for women helps everyone.


    Any additional comments?

    Since listening to this book, I've recommended it to every woman I talk to and have purchased it for three others - including two who are also senior leaders in my company. Some of us may have succeeded individually, but we owe it to society to help lift others with us.

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