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Graduating from Google: Leadership Lessons

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Linda El Awar thinks she has gone through a transformational experience at the Harvard Business School until she joins Google, Inc., where she discovers what it really means to be a leader. She navigates a challenging journey filled with unexpected twists, triumphs, and even heartbreak as she creates her own path at one of the world's most mysterious sales organizations. D ...more
Paperback, 116 pages
Published February 23rd 2016 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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Jamie Bowen
If you're going to read this expecting some never before seen tips on leadership, then think again. Nothing in this book should be new to you, however, it's written in such a way, and because it's so short, it's an enjoyable read. A good leadership manual to refer to in times of trouble. Also reading between the lines, working for Google is not the big party it is proclaimed, petty politics, under performing employees, liars and it seems quite a competitive approach to promotion are all part of ...more
Lauren
Apr 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
Graduating from Google is a good book with good advice. It definitely gives the reader a different outlook on leadership. Searching for a new job, I would love to find somewhere where I can move up to a leadership position. Helping and inspiring others is a passion of mine. Being from Michigan and having interviews with the GM, I can definitely relate to Linda's background. My fiance is in the process of applying for google right now, hoping he gets in. I really liked reading about google and th ...more
Kerith
Feb 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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This is an inspiring book about a healthy work environment with positive leadership exhibited by all levels of management. It’s refreshing to read about a company that is exemplifying leadership that empowers its workforce to drive forward. And, Google's stock prices bears out the benefits of strong internal leadership.

Linda’s story is proof that good leadership doesn't simply exist in a case study. I especially enjoyed how the leadership lessons are applicable to a nonprofit, corporate, educati
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Abby
Jun 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I found this book to be inspirational and relatable. The book describes El Awar's journey from business school to becoming a Manager at Google and the challenges she encounters and overcomes along the way. The narrative is fast-paced and compelling - you find yourself rooting for Linda!

But even more valuable are the nuggets of wisdom dispensed at the end of each short chapter. Clear and frequent communications, constant and positive feedback for team members, and proactively managing team dynam
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Jessica
Apr 27, 2016 rated it it was ok
More of a summary of El Awar's own career story and promotions at Google, than an in depth look at the company, their search software, or leadership lessons in climbing a variety of corporate ladders. ...more
Nelya
Jul 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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Short, sweet and to the point. The author provided lots of great leadership advice and used personal examples to back it up.

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