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Drop the Ball

Expect Less from Yourself, Get More from Him, and Flourish at Work & Life
Narrated by: Tiffany Dufu
Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
Categories: Business, Career Skills
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Summary

For women, a glass ceiling at work is not the only barrier to success - it's also the emotional labour at home.

Women have become accustomed to delegating, advocating and negotiating for themselves at the office, but when it comes to managing households, they still bear the brunt on their own shoulders. A simple solution is staring them in the face: negotiate with the men in their personal lives.

In Drop the Ball, Tiffany Dufu urges women to embrace imperfection, to expect less of themselves and more from others - enabling them to flourish at work and develop deeper, more meaningful relationships at home.

©2017 Tiffany Dufu (P)2017 Penguin Books Ltd.

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Patronising

Nope. Not for me. Couldn't relate to it and found it very patronising towards men...

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DON’T try to do it all to have it all... DO listen to / read this book!

The need to “Drop the Ball” comes across loud and clear from the exceptional (and brilliant to listen to) Tiffany Dufu. Poignant and potentially life changing advice comes through loud and clear aided by Tiffany’s excellent storytelling which she delivers with vulnerability and honesty. I am lucky to be in an “all in” partnership (one in which we really share the load at home) with my hubby yet still found this insightful so I strongly encourage listeners to purchase this (audio) book... a purchase which may be especially important if you feel like your arrangements at home are outdated and don’t reflect the revolution which has taken place in the work place. I have a podcast called Creative Career Solutions for Parents and will likely feature some of the many pearls of wisdom from this book... it really is relevant to every working parent. Congratulations and thank you Tiffany!

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a must read for modern working women

For those of us who try to do it all this definitely puts it in perspective.

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Create a new sense of purpose and inspiration!

Drop the Ball is more than it sounds. It’s not about giving up on doing it all. It’s about a new framework to picking up the ball for only the things you value most. Freeing you to be your best self and with a partnership at home without resentment and exhaustion. I will change my life from this book. Can’t recommend it enough.