Drop the Ball

Achieving More by Doing Less
CD - unabridged
Audio (8 discs)
Product Number: DD29829
Released: Feb 14, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781427282552
Narrator/s: Tiffany Dufu
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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"We won't reach equality in the workplace without equality in the home. Drop the Ball shows how our relationships and our lives are richer when we lean in together."—Sheryl Sandberg, COO, Facebook This program is read by the author. A bold and inspiring memoir and manifesto from a renowned voice in the women's leadership movement who shows women how to cultivate the single skill they really need in order to thrive: the ability to let go. Once the poster girl for doing it all, after she had her first child, Tiffany Dufu struggled to accomplish everything she thought she needed to in order to succeed. Like so many driven and talented women who have been brought up to believe that to have it all, they must do it all, Dufu began to feel that achieving her career and personal goals was an impossibility. Eventually, she discovered the solution: letting go. In Drop the Ball, Dufu recounts how she learned to reevaluate expectations, shrink her to-do list, and meaningfully engage the assistance of others—freeing the space she needed to flourish at work and to develop deeper, more meaningful relationships at home. Even though women are half the workforce, they still represent only eighteen per cent of the highest level leaders. The reasons are obvious: just as women reach middle management they are also starting families. Mounting responsibilities at work and home leave them with no bandwidth to do what will most lead to their success. Offering new perspective on why the women's leadership movement has stalled, and packed with actionable advice, Tiffany Dufu's Drop the Ball urges women to embrace imperfection, to expect less of themselves and more from others—only then can they focus on what they truly care about, devote the necessary energy to achieving their real goals, and create the type of rich, rewarding life we all desire. More praise for Drop the Ball: "If you could follow a path to a stronger marriage, a happier family, and greater economic and emotional security, would you be interested? I thought so. Tiffany Dufu's Drop the Ball is that path. And she's awfully good company along the way."—Susan Cain, co-founder of Quiet Revolution and New York Times bestselling author of Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking "Drop the Ball is a must-read for all women and girls. Tiffany Dufu reminds us that we must focus on what truly matters and let go of the rest. She gives us specific tools and techniques to help us achieve our goals and live authentic lives free of guilt and regret."—Reshma Saujani, Founder & CEO, Girls Who Code


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Drop the Ball
Product Number: BX00065671
Product Number:DD29829
Product Number:Z100125963

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Author(s): Tiffany Dufu
Narrator(s): Tiffany Dufu
Product Number Z100125963
Released: Jun 01, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
ISBN: #9781427282569

Professional reviews

"Tiffany Dufu, an expert on women's leadership, narrates her compelling invitation to women: Stop trying to do it all, she urges in her pleasantly husky down-to-earth voice--drop the ball so your "all-in" partner can pick up the slack. This act, she argues, will free women to achieve their dreams, ambitions, and full potential, and harnessing this energy will benefit the world. Dufu's work is grounded in research but made real through the specific success-and-failure stories she shares--her own and others'. Her personal narration makes her thinking especially approachable. She doesn't sound like a polished actress or a professionally trained narrator--but her real-life voice is more persuasive for it. Dufu's sincerity and passion to help women reach their full potential are compelling and replete with a sense of perspective and humor that make her message most appealing. J.C.G. © AudioFile 2017, Portland, Maine"

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