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Lean In Audiobook

Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead [Audiobook]

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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    Jaymesson Bezerra 03-03-15
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    "Very insightful!"

    As a man, I found this book to be very insightful. I would highly recommend this book to any of my mail colleagues seeking to learn more about the difficulties women have to encounter in the workplace.

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    Kim L. Miles 02-22-15 Member Since 2015

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    "Real success, real life"

    As a woman raised in a family with parents who were equal partners (mom and dad executives in their careers and equal caregivers at home), and having a marriage of equal partnership myself, this book brought awareness of how many others haven't been fortunate enough to have had this experience and therefore have the challenge of overcoming their own beliefs as to how life and success can be.

    I recommend this book to those of us who were privileged to have an equal partnership example for awareness, and to those who didn't for inspiration.

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    Leticia 02-17-15
    Leticia 02-17-15 Member Since 2015
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    "opened eyes"

    this helped me open my eyes and acknowledge how many opportunities I turned away with the fear of not being liked by others, because women should not be mean or in charge. It seemed that others(usually men) had more faith in me than I.

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    Craig 02-08-15
    Craig 02-08-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Excellent & practical book for leaders at any leve"

    I learned to lead while I in the Canadian Military. Since leaving the military I have only come across a few books for the leader really trying to have an impact. Lean In is one of them. A real "tell it like it is" book.

    An awesome read.

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    Masterswimmer 01-29-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Inspirational, motivating, worth a second listen"

    The format of this book is perfect. It offers not only personal stories of motherhood and working moms, but statistical data to support claims.

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    Tara Schiller 01-26-15
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    "Solid Inspiration"

    This book is powerful! in the course of one week, it broadened my horizons and increased my belief do greatly, that I am making major change in my life. it gave me permission to be strong.

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    "Wow!"

    I love leadership books especially women leadership, this book taught me so much and made me grateful for being a woman in a powerful position and as if I'm filling a mans shoes. When I go to a meeting now and I'm the only woman they (which is 98% of the time) I no longer have this feeling out of place I am proud to lean in and sit at the table as the strong intelligent woman that I am. I know I will take the lessons from this book with me everywhere I may go. Thanks Sheryl Sandberg for saying this all out loud!

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    Helen Tran 01-20-15
    Helen Tran 01-20-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Opened my eyes"

    Audiobook wise, the narrator sounded a tad robotic to me but this was my first audiobook so I wasn't sure what to expect.

    As for the content; I have been doing a lot of reading lately about gender bias in the workplace and Sheryl has opened my eyes even more. I appreciated how well-structured and clear her thoughts were and how she backed them up with research. She gave me tons to think about and I imagine it will forever colour the way I approach my career.

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    Lisa 01-14-15
    Lisa 01-14-15
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    "Good read"

    Wouldn't it be great if all women AND men read this book? Knowing is 1/2 the battle (GI Joe)

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    Joan 01-07-15
    Joan 01-07-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Very good well written read"
    What did you love best about Lean In?

    The writing is engaging and keeps you involved in her story.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The way I related to it and the distinctive focus on leadership by women not just executive placement


    What about Elisa Donovan’s performance did you like?

    well delivered


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

    NO


    Any additional comments?

    Worthwhile

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