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 was real and I speak as an experienced "successful" woman who has lived through many similar experiences and a few extra ones of my own. I mentor young women around the world today as my last company was a medical product trading company. I am lending my "Lean In" to my granddaughter and wish I had the ability to send a copy to each of my young friends!
Sincerely, Gale Wayman
How honest and personal the book was in giving her life depth with personal stories.
Elisa sounded like she had actually experienced what Sheryl had experienced.
Her talk about how the four young women who had come with Tim Geithner had not sat at the meeting table and had declined to join the group when Sheryl invited them, as I had also seen women do this act of taking themselves out of the circle of power.
I love business books and this one was very personal to me. Although I understand the criticism regarding the application of these principles to non professional women, I found Sandberg's book to be intelligent, funny, and touching. I believe it is a must read for professional women who choose to continue to be happy professionals instead of opting out of the work force.
Yea. And I probably should. I wish Audible listed chapter names. This book should be required reading for all women who are about to graduate from college... I would also recommend for any women who have kids and have questions about juggling being a mom and a professional. Great book all around.
Women Don't Ask by Linda Babcock. Not as good as Lean In... seams almost a little too over the top but still good!
Great speaking voice... not boring or slow.
It will fix your life and attitude about work, life, career, and family
I loved the positive pragmatic talk she uses to address the serious issues women face in the working world.
Hearing her story about how the guys in her office helped make her boss's awful behaviour more bearable.
No - but her voice is great, I would definitely pick her over some of the other audio performers.
Same as above. It made me think of the times the guys at work have helped me through stuff.
I also really liked the chapter where she talked about balancing her work life with her identity as a mother and wife.
A must-read for any young aspiring business person.
I am fortunate that I do not choose to focus on what is "not fair".
I work in a field dominated by men and have had great success. I enjoyed hearing about Sandberg's career path. I'm inspired by it and related to some of her experiences. It always helps to hear of others facing similar challenges...to a point. Partway through a long drive yesterday I paused at chapter 8 in irritation. Whether it is Elisa Donovan's weary, put-upon narration, or Sandberg belaboring men's and women's roles at work and home - for me the book is on the precipice of becoming self-indulgent and not at all revelatory. I'll keep listening Sherry, please prove me wrong!
Wonderful book for women in the workplace of all ages! Inspiring and though-provoking. I will read/listen to this book multiple times and keep it in my library.
Lawyer, reader, writer, performer. Just love listening to books and talking about it!
Great encouragement for me! Deals with so many things I've thought about as a mom who works outside the home, as a woman. Thanks Sheryl for addressing tough issues based upon your experience. The most honest book about women and equality that I have read in a very long time.
This is a great book - I have it both on hard copy and in audio form. I would recommend listening to it first and then following up with the hard copy to use for reference. There is much to consider and learn from this book - for both men and women. I have recommended the book to all my female friends as well as to my male boss.
Seriously, I would like everyone in the world to read this book, MEN and women! Spread the word! Maybe with awareness we can bring about change.
I'm hitting 60. I'm a successful woman. I'm a multiple entrepreneur. I'm even the incoming president of my Rotary club.
So I was skeptical. I couldn't imagine what this "child" who is my daughter's age could tell me about working in a world of men.
But Sheryl Sandberg speaks truth. And the truth that she spoke resonates...so much so that I found myself on the verge of tears at times, realizing that finally someone had the courage to verbalize the crap I've had to silently endure and the games I've had to surreptitiously play.
So now I'm buying copies of the book for young female colleagues who are facing the same, same, SAME crap that I have struggled so hard and so long to overcome.
Thank you Sheryl for being a strong, clear voice of assurance in the meandering wilderness of the business world. Where well-meaning men unwittingly demean us and vindictive men intentionally assault us.
It's good to be reminded that each one of us is not alone in the daily flight to strike a balance between what we want and what the world expects of us.
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