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Parents Who Lead: The Leadership Approach You Need to Parent with Purpose, Fuel Your Career, and Create a Richer Life Hardcover – March 10, 2020
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Advance Praise for Parents Who Lead:
"If you feel overwhelmed by the demands of work, family, and the rest of life, take back control with this insightful and compassionate book." -- Daniel H. Pink, author, When and Drive
"Parents Who Lead is brilliantly done--a must-read guide that offers real solutions for working parents who strive to be values-driven leaders in today's fast-paced world." -- Dave Lissy, Executive Chairman, Bright Horizons
"An inspiring guide for parents who want to succeed in their careers and make the world better for their children. It's a crucial resource for organizations committed to attracting and retaining the best people who also happen to be parents." -- Anne Erni, Chief People Officer, Audible
"Parents Who Lead does not disappoint! Read this book, put it to practice, and see the results." -- Samuel Allen, Senior Vice President and COO of Marketing, Salesforce
"If struggling to meet work, family, and social demands means you feel too busy to read this book, then you really need to read it! It will help you unlock creative steps to live a more grounded, spacious, and fulfilling life." -- Grace Ho, Regional Lead, Women’s Recruiting and Development (Asia), McKinsey & Company
"Friedman and Westring masterfully translate social science evidence into practical steps for building the leadership capacity to cultivate our relationships with our children and all those important to their development." -- Susan J. Lambert, President, Work and Family Researchers Network
"What a marvelous book! I wish I'd had it when I was a young parent, but it's equally valuable at the empty-nesting stage. The application of the Total Leadership approach to parenting shows how we can grow and lead in every area of our lives." -- Anne-Marie Slaughter, CEO, New America
"The skills that define great leaders at work are surprisingly relevant to becoming a great parent at home. This book won't just help you identify those skills--it's a step-by-step guide for putting them into practice." -- Adam Grant, New York Times bestselling author of Originals and Give and Take
About the Author
Stewart D. Friedman is an organizational psychologist at the Wharton School, where he has been since 1984. He founded Wharton's Leadership Program and its Work/Life Integration Project. Bestselling author, award-winning teacher, former head of Ford's leadership development center, consultant, policy advocate, radio show host, and in-demand speaker, Friedman is widely recognized for his impact in the fields of leadership, work/life integration, and talent.
Alyssa F. Westring is Associate Professor of Management at the Driehaus College of Business, DePaul University. In addition, she is Director of Research at Total Leadership. An award-winning educator, Westring shares her expertise on work/life integration and women's careers in leading academic and popular outlets, and is a frequent speaker at Fortune 500 companies.
You can find authors at:
Stewart Friedman: twitter.com/stewfriedman?lang=en and totalleadership.org/
Alyssa Westring: linkedin.com/in/alyssawestring/ and twitter.com/alyssawestring
- Publisher : Harvard Business Review Press (March 10, 2020)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 272 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1633696502
- ISBN-13 : 978-1633696501
- Item Weight : 1.05 pounds
- Dimensions : 6.3 x 1 x 9.5 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #48,597 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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I found their experience-based writing infinitely more identifiable when compared to books waxing poetic on theories and hypotheticals. Parents Who Lead provides actionable advice on how to strengthen one's career while cultivating relationships rooted in trust and gratitude in family and work alike.
There's a lot in Stew's work about reciprocal dialogues. Of asking questions like, “Here’s what I think is important to you, do I have that right? Tell me more.” Questions that say “you are important”. In this book, he suggests we ask these questions at home.
I especially liked his story about a birthday conversation with his children. It's what led to his writing this book. He asked his children, "How would you like me to spend the rest of my productive life? What would you want me to be doing and how by my doing whatever it is that you are suggesting, would that make your life better?"
My children now know what I want for my birthday this year.