Apologies for slowing down on providing blog content. I’ve been busy advocating for working dads, just not here at Fathers, Work and Family.
Here’s a quick roundup of what I’ve been up to, including presenting at the United Nations, writing for Harvard Business Review and Fast Company, and working with partners to advocate for working dads. Here are the highlights.
Two years ago, I jumped into the blogosphere, not knowing what the public reaction would be. I feared a great big collective yawn.
Today, I am humbled as I reflect on everything you, dear reader, have given me over these past two years. I have been able to accomplish so many professional goals, make so many new friends, and I even made it to the White House! Thank you.
“Knowing that we have 168 hours might be the motivation we need to prioritize and make the changes that will make our lives more satisfying” -From my August 1st Harvard Business Review Online article, “Relax, You Have 168 Hours This Week” Thank you for reading, and for visiting my site. For those of you who … Read more
Dads always get more media attention on the build-up to Father’s Day. However, this year seems different to me in that there is so much attention, not just on “yay, dads!” but specifically on fathers facing the challenge of balancing work and family. As such, I’ve been very busy lately spreading the word about working dads. Here’s a quick round-up of my recent Father’s Day media:
If you’re a dad who works, this is a good time to celebrate. Not only because it’s Fathers’ Day, but because caring about fathers and their needs is no longer a touchy-feely, Phil Donahue kind of thing. Businesses, researchers, the media, and all manner of celebrities have been throwing the spotlight on men who enjoy … Read more
“We need to rethink the notion that non-performance time is wasted time. Instead, we need to see that recovery is a key component of sustained high performance” -From my June 3rd Harvard Business Review Online article, “Work-Life Balance Through Interval Training” Thank you for reading, and for visiting my site. For those of you who … Read more
Welcome to all who listened to Work and Life on Business Radio satellite channel 111. I hope you enjoyed the program. Thank you for visiting my site. For those of you who are visiting Fathers, Work and Family for the first time, feel free to have a look around- I write about a wide range of … Read more
“The good news is that when anything—even something as asinine as Wednesday’s debate—gets America talking about paternity leave, it is significant progress.” -from my 4/4 WSJ article I hope you enjoyed the segment about Daniel Murphy’s paternity leave on CBS This Morning, and my follow-up article on the Wall Street Journal Online. I am thrilled by … Read more
“Even the most employee-oriented managers have concerns about having employees work outside of normal work hours or at places other than the office. However, by taking a job design approach to workplace flexibility, managers can get the benefits of offering more flexibility while minimizing the downside”
Thank you for reading, and for visiting my site. For those of you who are visiting Fathers, Work and Family for the first time, feel free to have a look around. A link to my “Greatest Hits” here, links to my work at HBR, Good Men Project, Time and HuffPo up at the top of the page, category listings along the right-hand side, and of course, buttons you can use to follow Fathers, Work and Family via email, twitter or Facebook.
While there is still much more work to be done, the past 12 months has seen a marked rise in attention being paid to fathers’ work-family issues–in media, the popular press, academia and business. Here’s my article for 1 Million for Work Flexibility on this rising tide of awareness and my thoughts on how we can build on this success.