Advice for Working Dads (HBR Working Parents Series)

Book description

You can have a successful career and be the dad you want to be.

Finally, we've moved past the days when providing for your family meant taking a backseat role in your children's lives. Still, many of us aren't finding the support and flexibility we need, and the time-management challenge of performing at work while being a present dad at home can feel impossible.

Advice for Working Dads will help you balance and integrate your career and fatherhood, navigate always-on work cultures, and find success and fulfillment in one of the toughest—and most important—jobs you’ll ever take on.

You'll learn to:

  • Set reasonable expectations and limits
  • Carve out quality time for family, even when you're at your busiest
  • Stay true to yourself, your friends, and your personal interests
  • Communicate better with your spouse or partner about careers, parenting, and chores
  • Model your work and life values for your children

The HBR Working Parents Series with Daisy Dowling, Series Editor, supports readers as you anticipate challenges, learn how to advocate for yourself more effectively, juggle your impossible schedule, and find fulfillment at home and at work. Whether you're up with a newborn or planning the future with your teen, you'll find the practical tips, strategies, and research you need to make working parenthood work for you.

Table of contents

  1. Cover
  2. Series Page
  3. Title Page
  4. Copyright
  5. Contents
  6. Introduction: Starting a New Conversation
  7. Section 1: We Can Do It, Too!: Burying Old Working-Dad Clichés
    1. 1. The Three Types of Working Father
    2. 2. What’s a Working Dad to Do?
    3. 3. It’s Time for Working Dads to Lead by Example
    4. 4. End the “Nice Guy” Backlash
    5. 5. Dads, Commit to Your Family at Home and at Work
  8. Section 2: Planes to Catch and Bills to Pay: Navigating Fatherhood and Your Career
    1. 6. Breaking Out of the “Working Dad’s Career Trap”
    2. 7. Mastering the Dad Transition
    3. 8. When Your Boss Doesn’t Respect Your Family Commitments
    4. 9. Why Dads Need Parenting Allies at Work
    5. 10. How to Identify a Family-Friendly Employer
    6. 11. When a Stay-at-Home Dad Goes Back to Work
  9. Section 3: All Work and No Play . . .: Dedicating Time to Your Family and Yourself
    1. 12. Four Ways to Make More Time for Family
    2. 13. Commit to a No-Work Weeknight
    3. 14. Five Questions New Working Parents Should Ask Themselves
    4. 15. Win at Work by Leaning In at Home
    5. 16. Working Dads Need “Me Time” Too
    6. 17. Bringing Your Dad Network Together
  10. Section 4: Finding the Sweet Spot: Succeeding Where Work, Values, and Family Intersect
    1. 18. How Our Careers Affect Our Children
    2. 19. Four Ways to Teach Your Kids About Work
    3. 20. How to Spend Your Parenting Time and Energy Wisely
    4. 21. How Working Parents Can Regain Control over Their Lives
  11. Epilogue: Take Things One Day at a Time
    1. 22. Lessons in Entrepreneurship from a Gay Father of Triplets
  12. Notes
  13. About the Contributors
  14. Index

Product information

  • Title: Advice for Working Dads (HBR Working Parents Series)
  • Author(s): Harvard Business Review, Daisy Dowling, Bruce Feiler, Stewart D. Friedman, Scott Behson
  • Release date: June 2021
  • Publisher(s): Harvard Business Review Press
  • ISBN: 9781647821029