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
Excellent book. I regularly talk with other women about this book. It is very inspirational. The narrator is good. Great book for businessmen too.
Apparently I live in a cave or something, because I didn't know who Sheryl Sandberg was before listening. I felt like this book helped me understand myself and the world better, and it made me feel encouraged about my future.
Sandberg strikes a good blend of research, personal experience (vulnerable, relatable, and sometimes funny), stories of friends, and ideas that pull it all together. The book was fun to listen to.
It would be nice if books like this were used for high school and college reading.
I thought the narration was pretty good.
Puts it into perspective what females go through in the workforce. Great ways to improve and promote into a higher leadership position. Women still have a long way to go to be totally accepted and welcomed in the positions of power. Slowly but surely we will get there. We need to contribute to make the strides that are needed to continue the path that was set back in the 1920's.
I've already felt many of the things Sheryl Sandberg covers in practice in the workplace. Especially the things surrounding unconscious female bias against females. I do think the narrators voice is a little grating at times.
I am a mother of two about to return to work in a leadership role. Becoming a working mother does not make you less of a mother. Both roles are important and needed.
This book has truly inspired me. I will read this book again and again as a reminder that I should help other women, be mindful of my own bias, and that my personal and professional success will inspire my daughter.
I couldn't stop listening. I felt like my eyes were opened to the world I was seeing and feeling everyday, but not recognizing. This book helped me to understand the struggles of all women (and men!) in the workplace as well as at home and why we need not let go of our dreams.
a discussion of women in male dominated fields with a particular approach to obtaining success as supported by anecdotal evidence from both her career and her monitoring of other careers. well organized and thoughtful. hopeful and encouraging for a growth mindset. highly recommend for the female professional..
Great book, well narrated. Listened to it while traveling for work, I caught myself totally agreeing with points I see at work everyday. As a women in a male dominated field although I'm not in a leadership position but hope to be in the future. very insightful! Hope more men read this book, I will be recommending to my coworkers.
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