This Sunday is Father’s Day! We will discuss how working Dads can make progress in creating career and family balance allowing more time to be with his children. My guest, Scott Behson, is The author of The Working Dad’s Survival Guide: How to Succeed at Work and at Home.
He is a work-life balance advocate and zealous forging discussions about Dads having work flexibility options for more face time with their families. I comment on the show that I wish this book were around ten years ago when my sons were younger. But more now than ever it is needed discussion as this book is first of it’s kind.
Scott Behson’s day job is as an Associate Professor of Management at Farleigh Dickinson University. He has a doctorate in Organizational Studies, and blogs at Fathers Work and Family. He is a regular contributor to the Harvard Business Review, Time, Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, Good Men Project, and Salary.com.
As a Dad, do you struggle with a lack of time for your family? What is one of your challenges in creating career and family balance for your life? We’d love for you to share your thoughts.
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Here some of the highlights of our conversation:
- Scott said that after reading many career books and parenting books that there weren’t many that included both in the same books
- Work and family are treated separately when they interact with each other
- Love the quote and the context of Dads are parents too
- No matter the family relationship, the communication dynamic needs a team approach
- Scott included a chapter of how to negotiate more flexible hours
- He also discussed how to affect the dialogue to where remote work is good for the long term
- Build up a good reputation at work and it’s probable to receive an opportunity for work flexibility
- Dads can offer ways to measure performance and produce trial run proposals and progress reports
- It’s better to look for the win-win rather than to your benefit
- Around 28:15, listen in as I tell you how to receive a free copy of the book. I’ll announce the winner on Monday, June 22 on Facebook and Twitter.