Drop the Ball: Achieving More by Doing Less ePUB ☆

Drop the Ball: Achieving More by Doing Less ePUB ☆ A bold and inspiring memoir and manifestofrom 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, meaningful relationships at homeEven 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 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

10 thoughts on “Drop the Ball: Achieving More by Doing Less

  1. JoAnna JoAnna says:

    I found this book disappointing, probably due to the marketing as much as anything else I had seen this advertised as a measured response to Sheryl Sandberg s Lean In, but it merely turned out to be Tiffany Dufu s version of the same story The endorsement by Quiet author Susan Cain had me hopeful but while Dufu does spend a great deal of time discussing house

  2. Shelli Shelli says:

    Drop the Ball Achieving More by Doing Lessby activist Tiffany Dufu had me very enthused and motivated at the beginning, as it seemed to be well on its way to delivering on the promise of its book description But one by one, misgivings started to crop up, grow, and multiply, so that by the end of the book I was unsettled by Dufu s most basic assumptions and mot

  3. Kelly Kelly says:

    This was an eye opener about some of my own habits in my marriage and I m glad I read this At heart, it s a book about how women wanting it all put unnecessary stress on themselves and others to do so because that s what they ve been shown needs to be done Men, on the other hand, have been shown that they don t need to pick up the pieces or the slack Social con

  4. Suzanne Suzanne says:

    I picked up this book because a colleague of mine said most career books for women didn t have useful information for her as a person of color So, I went actively looking for a book by an author of color that had high ratings and, sadly, it took some doing to find one However, I m not sure that this book will meet my colleague s need as it ended up primarily abo

  5. Elise Elise says:

    I really wanted this book to be a life changer much like The Japanese Art of Tidying Up was to me Alas, this book was 90% straight up disconnect and 10% tantalizing and thought provoking In some ways, I adopted many of the tactics the author recommends from the very start when I had my first child because I had no desire to be the perfect mother, I just wanted to

  6. Joy Joy says:

    I received this ARC through a Goodreads giveaway.I think this is a book that will help a lot of people I realize that there is nothing wrong with asking for help, or delegating I never really entertained the idea that allowing or asking other to do things for me will help me succeed Yes, I know, that sounds so obvious, but just like the author in the past , I am a

  7. Olivia Olivia says:

    Drop the Ball is a how to guide on having it all based on Tiffany Dufu s experience with her husband I found myself, as a modern youngish woman, nodding along with so many of her perspectives and experiences She explores how, despite how far we have come as a gender, many of the household responsibilities still fall to women Even if men help out, their contribution

  8. Becks Becks says:

    Thank you Call Your Girlfriend for getting this book into my life A lot of this book centers around helping working moms find balance between home and work, and I wish this book had existed for me to read before coming back from maternity leave I was already recommending this book to people before I d even finished it.I related to a lot of the challenges she describ

  9. Alicia Alicia says:

    I guess I either didn t read the reviews well or took the title at face value what I didn t want was a woman telling me her story and her thoughts feelings discovery about the concept of having it all that women fall down the rabbit hole over I didn t get far enough into it before I started skimming and therefore did not actually finish this book whose voice not lite

  10. Jessica Woodbury Jessica Woodbury says:

    3.5 stars.One of the things that s hardest about the twin problems for women of work life balance and domestic division of labor is actually figuring out how to fix it We know the problems but finding workable solutions can feel like just another thing that overwhelms you when you re already overwhelmed DROP THE BALL s greatest strength is that it understands this and

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