Did you know that October is National Work and Family Month? What better time for another roundup of my favorite work-family-related news and analysis from the past two months.
First, here’s a quick recap of what I’ve been up to lately:
- I wrote “Remember the CEO Who Quit to Be a Dad? He’s Loving It” for the Wall Street Journal. It appeared online on Sept 16th and then in print (to over 2 million US print subscribers!) the following day
- I appeared as part of a “Parent Panel” on Fox and Friends on Saturday, October 11th (the link includes only a short snippet)
- I wrote an article “Is Your Company Father-Friendly?” for World at Work, the leading employee benefits organization that organizes National Work and Family Month activities. I was also part of a tweetchat with World at Work earlier today. You can check out the chat by going to twitter and following #wawnwfm or @ScottBehson
- I was extensively quoted in the Globe and Mail in a feature article, “These Dads Say Long Work Hours Are Costing Them a Full Family Life- So They’re Opting Out” about the trend of high-powered career men downshifting for family reasons. I was also featured in a video interview that accompanies the piece
- I was part of an expert panel for a Webinar on Work-Family and Workflex for 1 Million for Work Flexibility. My co-panelists were Jennifer Owens from Working Mother magazine and consultant Rachael Ellison.
- I was interviewed for a podcast for WorkLife Hub, a European advocacy organization
And now, on to the best of the rest: