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

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<p><b>The #1 international best seller <br /></b><br /> In <i>Lean In, </i> Sheryl Sandberg reignited the conversation around women in the workplace. </p> <p></p>Sandberg is chief operating officer of Facebook and coauthor of <i>Option B </i>with Adam Grant. In 2010, she gave an electrifying TED talk in which she described how women unintentionally hold themselves back in their careers. Her talk, which has been viewed more than six million times, encouraged women to &quot;sit at the table,&quot; seek challenges, take risks, and pursue their goals with gusto. <p></p> <i>Lean In</i> continues that conversation <i>, </i>combining personal anecdotes, hard data, and compelling research to change the conversation from what women can't do to what they can. Sandberg provides practical advice on negotiation techniques, mentorship, and building a satisfying career. She describes specific steps women can take to combine professional achievement with personal fulfillment, and demonstrates how men can benefit by supporting women both in the workplace and at home. <p></p> Written with humor and wisdom <i>, </i> <i>Lean In</i> is a revelatory, inspiring call to action and a blueprint for individual growth that will empower women around the world to achieve their full potential. <p></p> <p></p>

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The #1 international best seller

In Lean In, Sheryl Sandberg reignited the conversation around women in the workplace.

Sandberg is chief operating officer of Facebook and coauthor of Option B with Adam Grant. In 2010, she gave an electrifying TED talk in which she described how women unintentionally hold themselves back in their careers. Her talk, which has been viewed more than six million times, encouraged women to "sit at the table," seek challenges, take risks, and pursue their goals with gusto.

Lean In continues that conversation , combining personal anecdotes, hard data, and compelling research to change the conversation from what women can't do to what they can. Sandberg provides practical advice on negotiation techniques, mentorship, and building a satisfying career. She describes specific steps women can take to combine professional achievement with personal fulfillment, and demonstrates how men can benefit by supporting women both in the workplace and at home.

Written with humor and wisdom , Lean In is a revelatory, inspiring call to action and a blueprint for individual growth that will empower women around the world to achieve their full potential.

The #1 international best seller

In Lean In, Sheryl Sandberg reignited the conversation around women in the workplace.

Sandberg is chief operating officer of Facebook and coauthor of Option B with Adam Grant. In 2010, she gave an electrifying TED talk in which she described how women unintentionally hold themselves back in their careers. Her talk, which has been viewed more than six million times, encouraged women to “sit at the table,” seek challenges, take risks, and pursue their goals with gusto.

Lean In continues that conversation, combining personal anecdotes, hard data, and compelling research to change the conversation from what women can’t do to what they can. Sandberg provides practical advice on negotiation techniques, mentorship, and building a satisfying career. She describes specific steps women can take to combine professional achievement with personal fulfillment, and demonstrates how men can benefit by supporting women both in the workplace and at home.

Written with humor and wisdom, Lean In is a revelatory, inspiring call to action and a blueprint for individual growth that will empower women around the world to achieve their full potential. 

Specifications

Publisher
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Original Languages
English
Number of Pages
240
Author
Sheryl Sandberg
ISBN-13
9780385349949
Publication Date
March, 2013
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H)
9.58 x 6.01 x 1.02 Inches
ISBN-10
0385349947

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4 customers found this helpful
Average Rating:(5.0)out of 5 stars
excellent read
this book is written in plain language with many personal anecdotal stories that relate to females in business. It contains a lot of information about how women behave that is obvious, yet unconscious. Making a point of discussing these behaviors that do not serve women well in the business world has the potential to make a huge difference in how women are perceived by their male and female peers and how effective they can be in succeeding in an environment traditionally dominated by men.
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Women are not equal t...
"Women are not equal to men." Or at least you would think that's the message of Sheryl Sandberg's new book "Lean In" based on the chorus of apoplectic harmony sung by the New York Time's Maureen Dowd, and the Pat Schroeder Times Square Tap Team. A quick bit of self-disclosure - my name is nowhere near the top of the feminism dial-a-friend list. While I have never sent some of the world's most powerful women to the microphone to cover for my adultery, or accidently walked off from a car crash forgetting that my incredibly young secretary was still in my submerged vehicle, neither have I achieved the level of female esteem of enjoyed by Alan Alda and Mike Farrell. (Though both are the stars of my favorite show.) Don't get me wrong, some of my favorite people are women. Both of my daughters, my mom, two of my sisters, several cousins, aunts, friends, and even my ex-wife are all women. I'm a fan...a big fan! Had it not been for Ms. Dowd's review, I never would read the book, and probably continued my ignorant bliss of Ms. Sandberg and her position at Facebook. Much of the criticism of the book is dead on accurate. I couldn't believe Sandberg actually said she wants to be "the pompom girl for feminism". Isn't that sort of like being the centerfold for chastity? I didn't come across anything offensive in the book, but I didn't find anything new or inspirational either. It was a very easy read, and carried both the positive and negative weight of that designation. Ms. Dowd, however; is to be congratulated on at least a couple of fronts. She jumped way up the Chauvinist Power Rankings. Most importantly, she proved a theory long debated by social anthropologist, and men patiently, yet quite awkwardly, waiting in OB-GYN offices the world over. The biggest critics of women are other women. Men used to own this demo (18-45 year old women haters and skeptics of female ability), but no more. Like Gandalf on the bridge of Khazad-dûm, Dowd stands between any woman choosing her own path and success screaming "YOU SHALL NOT PASS!"
Most helpful positive review
4 customers found this helpful
Average Rating:(5.0)out of 5 stars
excellent read
this book is written in plain language with many personal anecdotal stories that relate to females in business. It contains a lot of information about how women behave that is obvious, yet unconscious. Making a point of discussing these behaviors that do not serve women well in the business world has the potential to make a huge difference in how women are perceived by their male and female peers and how effective they can be in succeeding in an environment traditionally dominated by men.
Most helpful negative review
Average Rating:(2.0)out of 5 stars
Women are not equal t...
"Women are not equal to men." Or at least you would think that's the message of Sheryl Sandberg's new book "Lean In" based on the chorus of apoplectic harmony sung by the New York Time's Maureen Dowd, and the Pat Schroeder Times Square Tap Team. A quick bit of self-disclosure - my name is nowhere near the top of the feminism dial-a-friend list. While I have never sent some of the world's most powerful women to the microphone to cover for my adultery, or accidently walked off from a car crash forgetting that my incredibly young secretary was still in my submerged vehicle, neither have I achieved the level of female esteem of enjoyed by Alan Alda and Mike Farrell. (Though both are the stars of my favorite show.) Don't get me wrong, some of my favorite people are women. Both of my daughters, my mom, two of my sisters, several cousins, aunts, friends, and even my ex-wife are all women. I'm a fan...a big fan! Had it not been for Ms. Dowd's review, I never would read the book, and probably continued my ignorant bliss of Ms. Sandberg and her position at Facebook. Much of the criticism of the book is dead on accurate. I couldn't believe Sandberg actually said she wants to be "the pompom girl for feminism". Isn't that sort of like being the centerfold for chastity? I didn't come across anything offensive in the book, but I didn't find anything new or inspirational either. It was a very easy read, and carried both the positive and negative weight of that designation. Ms. Dowd, however; is to be congratulated on at least a couple of fronts. She jumped way up the Chauvinist Power Rankings. Most importantly, she proved a theory long debated by social anthropologist, and men patiently, yet quite awkwardly, waiting in OB-GYN offices the world over. The biggest critics of women are other women. Men used to own this demo (18-45 year old women haters and skeptics of female ability), but no more. Like Gandalf on the bridge of Khazad-dûm, Dowd stands between any woman choosing her own path and success screaming "YOU SHALL NOT PASS!"
this book is written in plain language with many personal anecdotal stories that relate to females in business. It contains a lot of information about how women behave that is obvious, yet unconscious. Making a point of discussing these behaviors that do not serve women well in the business world has the potential to make a huge difference in how women are perceived by their male and female peers and how effective they can be in succeeding in an environment traditionally dominated by men.
"Women are not equal to men." Or at least you would think that's the message of Sheryl Sandberg's new book "Lean In" based on the chorus of apoplectic harmony sung by the New York Time's Maureen Dowd, and the Pat Schroeder Times Square Tap Team. A quick bit of self-disclosure - my name is nowhere near the top of the feminism dial-a-friend list. While I have never sent some of the world's most powerful women to the microphone to cover for my adultery, or accidently walked off from a car crash forgetting that my incredibly young secretary was still in my submerged vehicle, neither have I achieved the level of female esteem of enjoyed by Alan Alda and Mike Farrell. (Though both are the stars of my favorite show.) Don't get me wrong, some of my favorite people are women. Both of my daughters, my mom, two of my sisters, several cousins, aunts, friends, and even my ex-wife are all women. I'm a fan...a big fan! Had it not been for Ms. Dowd's review, I never would read the book, and probably continued my ignorant bliss of Ms. Sandberg and her position at Facebook. Much of the criticism of the book is dead on accurate. I couldn't believe Sandberg actually said she wants to be "the pompom girl for feminism". Isn't that sort of like being the centerfold for chastity? I didn't come across anything offensive in the book, but I didn't find anything new or inspirational either. It was a very easy read, and carried both the positive and negative weight of that designation. Ms. Dowd, however; is to be congratulated on at least a couple of fronts. She jumped way up the Chauvinist Power Rankings. Most importantly, she proved a theory long debated by social anthropologist, and men patiently, yet quite awkwardly, waiting in OB-GYN offices the world over. The biggest critics of women are other women. Men used to own this demo (18-45 year old women haters and skeptics of female ability), but no more. Like Gandalf on the bridge of Khazad-dûm, Dowd stands between any woman choosing her own path and success screaming "YOU SHALL NOT PASS!"

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Average Rating:(5.0)out of 5 stars

excellent read

this book is written in plain language with many personal anecdotal stories that relate to females in business. It contains a lot of information about how women behave that is obvious, yet unconscious. Making a point of discussing these behaviors that do not serve women well in the business world has the potential to make a huge difference in how women are perceived by their male and female peers and how effective they can be in succeeding in an environment traditionally dominated by men.

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It was like Sandberg u...

It was like Sandberg untangled all my thoughts on the subject of working women(in and outside the home), then competently and clearly put them on paper. Many folks have made this about Sandberg and her having the resources to 'have it all.' Ironic criticism, since Sandberg's key tenet is to get as far along in your career as possible so you have more options when you do decide to have a partner and/or children - sound advice. She kept her foot on the gas and, when she had children, had the resources to better manage family and career. For her part, Sandberg makes this about all women (in developed world)and the need for women in leadership, and her personal story is surprisingly relatable. She's thoughtful, precise, scholarly, vulnerable, funny, and earnest. This is the perfect gift for the times; pay it forward and give a copy to all your gal pals, especially recent grads.

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Ms. Sandberg, COO of F...

Ms. Sandberg, COO of Facebook, offers enlightening information from world renowned publications like this one from a 2011 McKinsey report..."men are promoted based on potential, while women are promoted based on past accomplishments." Hmm, interesting and thought provoking. Or there's this quote from Stanford professor Deborah Gruenfeld...."We need to look out for one another, work together, and act more like a coalition. As individuals, we have relatively low levels of power. Working together, we are fifty percent of the population and therefore have real power." Quotes like these and Sandberg's knowledge of the workplace and juggling a life beyond the office is sheer inspiration for women everywhere, not just women climbing the ladder of success but those who work in lower rung employment. The point of her book, I found, was stop thinking that you can't! Do not internalize every small defeat that comes your way but empower yourself to create change in the lives of women just like yourself. You are not alone, rather than claw for advancement accept mentorship and be a mentor to others like you. Personally, this book told me a lot of things I already know but haven't done anything about. This book will motivate the reader to press on and take action. This book would be an awesome book for high school and college graduates.

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This was an interestin...

This was an interesting book to read. In my field of Anthropology, there has been a flip-flop of genders. It used to be dominated by men but now there are many more women than men getting Anthropology degrees. Because of this when I first started the book I was a little hesitant that I wouldn't relate since I know nothing of the business world and don't plan on ever getting into the business world. I was wrong about not relating. You don't have to be in business to relate to this book. Really the focus is not women in business, it is women in the world and how we ourselves undermine our equality by believing in stereotypes ourselves. We fall into the stereotype that women are suppose to be more nurturing and will thus always have to make sacrifices for their kids and won't be as effective in a high corporate job because of it. Men are not expected to behave nurturing towards their children and thus don't run into this problem. Also, women and men don't like it when a women is aggressive, but no one minds when men are. So how can women compete with men? They can do the same job the same way but they are treated differently even so. There is definitely a lot men can do to help solve the problem of equality but there is more that women themselves can do. The one issue I particularly liked was the idea that a lot of women think of themselves as frauds after putting themselves out into leadership positions. I can relate wholly because just a few months ago I nominated myself as President of the Anth Club at the University I attend. I knew I was qualified and I knew I could make a difference being in the position. However after I had nominated myself I felt extremely guilty about not waiting for someone else to nominate me first. Sandberg brings up the question: If a man felt he was qualified for the job would he fell guilty for nominating himself? Generally speaking, no. I got a lot out of the book. It brought of things I had never noticed as a women, and while I'm not married or even dating anyone, it made me think of what I sacrificed in past relationships because of the stereotype that I'm a women and women just do certain things. I will using the ideas I learned from this book for years to come if not my whole life. I highly recommend this book to every women; men are also welcome. It might just change how you view the world and yourself.


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