Drop the Ball by Tiffany Dufu audiobook

Drop the Ball: Achieving More by Doing Less

By Tiffany Dufu
Foreword by Gloria Steinem
Read by Tiffany Dufu

Macmillan Audio 9781250071736
9.61 Hours Unabridged
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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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Summary

Summary

“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

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

"Drop the Ball is thought-provoking, authentic storytelling. Through her sometimes painful, sometimes hilarious journey, Tiffany teaches all of us how to create meaningful lives. For women struggling with the demands of doing it all, and the men who love them, this book is refreshing and long overdue. Mara Brock Akil, Wife, Mother, and Creator/Showrunner of Girlfriends, The Game,and Being Mary Jane
Finally, a book on work/life balance that actually answers women's questions about what the hell happens behind closed doors that works, rather than just lamenting that none of it is possible. Drop the Ball is accessible, vulnerable and optimistic. Courtney Martin, Entrepreneur, Speaker & Author of The New Better Off: Reinventing the American Dream
Tiffany Dufu's wise personal story offers real solutions for women who are struggling to be all things to everyone -- both at home and at work. I would have loved to have had Tiffany's warm, funny, brilliant voice in my ear when I was getting started in my career and juggling the demands of a growing family. DROP THE BALL is full of useful advice and it is an empowering manifesto for all women looking to lead balanced, happy, successful lives. Soledad O'Brien, CEO Starfish Media and host of Matter Of Fact TV
Tiffany displays the vision and passion to bring women – and women's groups – together to reach our common goals. She is a star in the world of women. -Sheryl Sandberg"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.
"There are two ways that a system of power stays in power. The first is obvious--unequal laws, unequal opportunity, very unequal money, and violence or the threat of violence--the second is more internal and difficult to uproot. Tiffany Dufu's Drop the Ball is crucial because it takes on that deeper system. She is the right author for this important moment in time. She offers actionable wisdom to pass from one woman to another, from her family to yours. She not only shows that we all gain when women become part of, contribute our talents to, and are ourselves changed by the world outside the home, but also how we will gain when men become part of, contribute their talents to, and are themselves changed by the world inside the home. We need women and men who lead by example, as Tiffany Dufu does for readers on these pages. from the Foreword by Gloria Steinem
A refreshingly honest, remarkably inspiring read.” Adam Grant, New York Times bestselling author
“Tiffany Dufu writes with verve and wit, turning her life story into life lessons for all of us. A marvelous and instructive read!” Anne Marie Slaughter, author of Unfinished Business
“Shows how everyone benefits when men work towards equality—and how our relationships and our lives are richer when we lean in together.” Sheryl Sandberg, New York Times bestselling author
“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…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.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: Tiffany Dufu

Author Bio: Tiffany Dufu

Tiffany Dufu, named to Fast Company’s League of Extraordinary Women, was a launch team member to Lean In and is chief leadership officer to Levo, the millennial professional network. She has been featured on NPR and in the New York Times, Essence, and O, The Oprah Magazine. She is a consultant to Fortune 500 companies and a sought-after speaker on women’s leadership. She has presented at Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Summit, MAKERS, and TEDWomen. She earned a BA and an MA in English from the University of Washington.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Nonfiction/Business & Economics
Runtime: 9.61
Audience: Adult
Language: English