Lean In: Women, Work, And The Will To Lead

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Lean In: Women, Work, And The Will To Lead

by Sheryl Sandberg
Read by Elisa Donovan

Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group | March 11, 2013 | Audio Book (CD)

Lean In: Women, Work, And The Will To Lead is rated 4.52173913043478 out of 5 by 23.
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 two million 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. 


From the Hardcover edition.

Format: Audio Book (CD)

Dimensions: 5.8 × 5.1 × 1.1 in

Published: March 11, 2013

Publisher: Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0385394233

ISBN - 13: 9780385394239

Found in: Biography and Memoir

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Book! I am so pleased with this book. I'm a young woman, looking to enter the workforce as a lawyer and I've had so many qualms about the process and my work-life balance. I've spoken about this with my female peers in law and it's interesting to note that we all share similar concerns. What I loved about this book is that I identified with so many aspects of it, and I think anyone, whether male or female should read this book because it is incredibly empowering. There needs to be a sequel to this, with more practical advice, similar to the advice within the negotiations chapter. I'd like to know what sorts of phrases, actions, etc I can use to help me further my goals, how to handle tricky situations (eg. feeling disrespected by a client because you're a woman, etc.)
Date published: 2015-12-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Women, workforce andblife A very genuine testimony, honesty is always the best policy. It is always very interesting to read about the vulnerability of strong women in the workforce, makes reading all themore enjoyable when one can relate. I recommend the book to both men and women.
Date published: 2014-07-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Inspirational and meaningful I am so glad I bought thus book. I will be adding it to my personal library to refer to it latter. I couldn't believe how much it applied. Truly inspirational. A must read.
Date published: 2014-07-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Must-read! This book is really good and I highly recommend this. I don't see myself as a feminist and I have found this book more inspirational on the personal plan than a book about inequality of genders. Plus, it gives you an outcome on the reality in the workforce. Sheryl Sandberg is a great leader and an example for women.
Date published: 2014-07-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Women, workforce andblife I enjoyed this book. Most of the tips can serve as helpful reminders, if not totally new information, for ambitious women. I was a little discouraged by some of her theories (maintain the status quo until, eventually, there are enough women around to change it), but it provides some food for thought.
Date published: 2014-01-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Women, work and the will to lead Easy and insightful reading! Great content!
Date published: 2014-01-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Women, work and the will to lead This was a fantastic book that was continually discussed among my girlfriends, colleagues and other small business owners who I network with. I found the whole time I was nodding my head in agreement and was empowered to want to move forward and continue to pave the way for my daughter and generations to come as women continue to know that they can lead in the workforce and have a family successfully.
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Women, work and the will to lead I loved this book. As a young professional and new mom I found some great tips on advancing my career while taking the time to enjoy my life at home. Though there has been much debate over Sandberg's advice, I feel that there is still a lot to take from this book. I recommend this book to all women and men to gain a greater understanding of what women face in our society.
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Women, work and the will to lead I picked this book for our book club and all of us enjoyed it. We had thought provoking discussions on marriage, children and careers after reading it. Sheryl Sandberg brings up professional issues that I think are important, under-discussed, under-recognized, and in some cases, people won't acknowledge exists. This isn't necessarily a "how-to" book but more of a book on how to recognize certain traits, characteristics, and behaviors that both men and women possess, and the impact it has on women in the workplace. I applaud Sandberg for stepping outside of her own comfort zone, as she writes early in the book, to bring these issues to the table. She is correct in that the women's movement has somewhat stagnated and that the movement has become complacent, and more women struggle with the "work-life" balance in their careers. I thought her discussion of the topics were fresh, engaging, and insightful. Since I have finished reading this book, I have kept talking about it, thinking about it, and attempting to put the concepts into practice.
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Inspirational This book taught me to never limit myself and undermine my own ability. It's OK to not be perfect and ask for help. Sheryl was very personable in the book. She showed her "human" side and told stories where she was upset, scared, or embarrassed. I was glad that she wrote her life lessons in such a way that doesn't pretend to be perfect and a ruthless superwoman like so many other books. I would say this is a must read.
Date published: 2013-12-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredibly Empowering! Strength. Honesty. Composure. Empowerment. Thank you Sheryl!
Date published: 2013-11-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Inspiring Great read. Lots of practical advice.
Date published: 2013-10-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fantastic This should be required reading for men as well.
Date published: 2013-08-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic This book gave me new insight on life as a woman. It's comforting to know that other women have the same conflicts about balancing work and being at home as I do. Sandberg's guidance of trying to make choices that are right-fit for the individual has encouraged me to "lean in" further. I hope that I can concentrate on accomplishing what is important for me rather than trying to be perfect and "having it all."
Date published: 2013-08-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Best Question What would you do if you weren't afraid?
Date published: 2013-08-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Interesting but ... Whether one agrees with her views in this book is not of major significance when reading it; rather it is more about learning about one successful woman's experiences - ups and downs as she strives towards her goals in her career, how she handles all the various aspects of her life and some glimpses into the people whom she has come in touch with. I enjoyed reading it and gained a lot of knowledge though after eight chapters the content became less interesting as ideas seem to be more or less the same for the remaining three chapters.
Date published: 2013-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lean In Loved this book. It is a great resource for me to have read at a point in my life that will influence not only my career but also my personal life. I have spoken about many of Sheryl's ideas in conversation with friends since I started this book. I also decided to 'lean in' 5 months before I was going on mat leave and I believe it was the best decision I could have made for myself. I highly recommend this book to all women and men!
Date published: 2013-06-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mom Student Government Worker I think this book should be read at any stage of life, helpful reminders that encourage you in your day. Seeing clearly how you value yourself and others. Reminds you of your own blindspots in behaviour and power dynamics. Thank you Sheryl for your kind straight to the point attitude and commitment to empowerment.
Date published: 2013-06-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lean In Review Loved this book! I believe that everyone no matter what gender needs to read this book. Working for a large corporation I would have to agree with many of Sheryl's theories. I think that regardless everyone wants to succeed in both their professional and personal lives. People who want to make a difference will. Just remember we are all in this together. I believe some of the best ideas and revolutionary technologies have been created by a collaboration of people. I even liked reading the acknowledgments because it showed that many people contributed to this book. I think people who can get along with others and generally want to see both women and men succeed will be the game changers. I think women in the work force need to re-read the section about women mentoring and helping other women. I have had some of the best mentors around that have pushed hard to have others recognize my work. Quite frankly that can help you move up. You need to be your own advocate but it also helps when you have other people cheering from the sidelines. I understand being a woman it becomes competitive because you want to move up faster than your peers, however keep in mind the people who have helped you along the way and try your best to do the same for others. Because like I said we are all in this together. Overall great read!
Date published: 2013-06-01
Rated out of 5 by from This is an easy read, but also a valuable one for both women and parents of girls. I have always believed that women cannot have it all and therefore gave up many professional opportunities for my role as a mother and wife. As I get older I have discovered that women can have what is important to us as individuals and this book supports that. I definitely recommend it.
Date published: 2013-05-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Powerful and honest Sandberg bears all with insight and humour. She is an inspiration to the human race.
Date published: 2013-04-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Thank You Sheryl As a professional and a mother it is a big relief to know I am not alone in my internal debates, fears and guilt-trips. Sheryl's explanation of how our own behaviours hold us back is fantastic - I see myself and many of my colleagues in her descriptions, and I know we can do this better. My copy is an audio book. Love the content, but did not like the reader's style at all. My recommendation - read it - don't listen to it.
Date published: 2013-04-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Every professional should read this book - I read it in 2 days. As a professional woman, it gave a voice to everything I have thought but never said. I learned a lot from reading this book, I gave one to my sister and a woman who used to report to me. Great read.
Date published: 2013-04-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just finished this amazing book I highly recommend it to all women who want to make a difference in this world.
Date published: 2013-03-31

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Lean In: Women, Work, And The Will To Lead

Lean In: Women, Work, And The Will To Lead

by Sheryl Sandberg
Read by Elisa Donovan

Format: Audio Book (CD)

Dimensions: 5.8 × 5.1 × 1.1 in

Published: March 11, 2013

Publisher: Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0385394233

ISBN - 13: 9780385394239

About the Book

SandbergNFacebook COO, ranked eighth on "Fortune's" list of the 50 Most Powerful Women in BusinessNhas become one of America's most galvanizing leaders, and an icon for millions of women juggling work and family. Here, she urges women to take risks and seek new challenges.

From the Publisher

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 two million 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. 


From the Hardcover edition.

About the Author

Sheryl Sandberg
Chief Operating Officer
Facebook
 
Sheryl Sandberg is chief operating officer at Facebook, overseeing the firm's business operations. Prior to Facebook, Sheryl was vice president of Global Online Sales and Operations at Google, chief of staff for the United States Treasury Department under President Clinton, a management consultant with McKinsey & Company, and an economist with the World Bank.
 
Sheryl received a BA summa cum laude from Harvard University and an MBA with highest distinction from Harvard Business School.
 
Sheryl is the author of the bestsellers Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead and Lean In for Graduates and founder of LeanIn.Org, a global community committed to empowering all women to achieve their ambitions. Sheryl serves on the boards of Facebook, the Walt Disney Company, Women for Women International, ONE, and SurveyMonkey.
 
Sheryl lives in Menlo Park with her son and daughter.




From the Hardcover edition.

Editorial Reviews

Praise for Lean In (#1 National Bestseller)  “Honest and brave . . . The new manifesto for women in the workplace.”            —Oprah Winfrey   “Lean In is an inauguration more than a last word, and an occasion for celebration . . . Many, many women, young and old, elite and otherwise, will find it prescriptive, refreshing, and perhaps even revolutionary.”             —Anna Holmes, The New Yorker  “A landmark manifesto . . . Fifty years after The Feminine Mystique . . . Sandberg addresses 21st-century issues that never entered Betty Friedan’s wildest dreams . . . Lean In will be an influential book. It will open the eyes of women who grew up thinking that feminism was ancient history, who recoil at the word but walk heedlessly through the doors it opened. And it will encourage those women to persevere in their professional lives.”             —Janet Maslin, The New York Times   “Lean In poses a set of ambitious challenges to women: to create the lives we want, to be leaders in our work, to be partners in our homes, and to be champions of other women. Sheryl provides pragmatic advice on how women in the twenty-first century can meet these challenges. I hope women—and men—of my generation will read this book to help us build the lives we want to lead and the world we want to live in.”            —Chelsea Clinton “I approached it wearing two hats—one as CEO [and] the other as the parent of a nine-year-old daughter. In both capacities, I feel that Lean In is a must read.”        
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