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Monday, March 10, 2014

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

Sandberg is a successful business woman with a number of high credentials, including being named in Time 100 Most Influential People. As the current COO of Facebook, she has a lot of challenges and she feels she has successfully managed to remain a family woman. Sandberg hopes to help other women reach their dreams of becoming a high level executive and having a family with her own experience and observations.

Sandberg gives helpful advice on how to navigate the corporate world, including how to negotiate a salary, how to deal with discrimination, and how to get the support a woman needs. She also encourages others in higher positions to help women reach their aspirations.

Sandberg's book is aimed toward women who want to reach executive level, women who want to reach executive level with a family, and those who want to see more women in positions of power. While I enjoyed the insight she gives about how she and others personally manage business and family, I sometimes felt she was trying to convince readers they wanted to live an executive life. Many women, and many people in general, just don't want to be in that kind of position. I know of a lot of people in my own work place who either stepped down from executive level positions or who chose not to move up when offered the position.

If you are a person who wants to get to the top or who knows somebody, woman or man, who wants to reach the top, this is definitely a worthwhile book to read.

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