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.
Advance Praise for "Lean In"
"Sheryl provides practical suggestions for managing and overcoming the challenges that arise on the 'jungle gym' of career advancement. I nodded my head in agreement and laughed out loud as I read these pages. "Lean""In "is a superb, witty, candid, and meaningful read for women (and men) of all generations."
--Condoleezza Rice, former U.S. secretary of state
"Sheryl Sandberg has done a tremendous service with this work. It offers a vital and sharp message, for women and men. We need great leaders in key seats spread throughout all sectors of society, and we simply cannot afford to lose 50 percent of the smartest, most capable people from competing for those seats. Provocative, practical, and inspired!"
--Jim Collins, author of "Good to Great"
"To tackle society's most pressing problems we need to unleash the leadership of both women and men. "Lean In "shows us the path and is an absolutely invaluable resource for the next generation of leaders and those who support them."
--Wendy Kopp, founder and CEO, Teach for America
"For the past five years, I've sat at a desk next to Sheryl and I've learned something from her almost every day. She has a remarkable intelligence that can cut through complex processes and find solutions to the hardest problems. "Lean In "combines Sheryl's ability to synthesize information with her understanding of how to get the best out of people. The book is smart and honest and funny. Her words will help all readers--especially men--to become better and more effective leaders."
--Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO, Facebook
"Sheryl is a unique business leader because of her versatility and breadth. She has the two traits that are common in every successful leader I have known: curiosity and determination. Sheryl brings all of her insight to "Lean In," an important new book that companies can use to get the most out of their talent. With her ideas and actions, Sher
Format: Audio CD
Published: 11th March 2013
Publisher: RANDOM HOUSE
Dimensions (cm): 14.478 x 12.7 x 2.794
Weight (kg): 0.18