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Do your employees complain about being pulled in too many different directions? Is their productivity suffering due to stressors outside of work? It doesn’t have to be that way, says Stew Friedman, Wharton professor and global authority on leadership and work/life integration.

In Friedman’s just-published book, “Parents Who Lead: The Leadership Approach You Need to Parent with Purpose, Fuel Your Career, and Create a Richer Life” (HBR Press, March 2020), he and co-author Alyssa Westring teach you how to rethink assumptions about harmony among work, family and the rest of life. It is possible – and it benefits everyone: employees and their families, their teams and customers and the businesses.


“Often overwhelmed by the struggle to make smart decisions about when, where, and how to invest our attention, not many of us working parents stop and reflect on our values,” explains Friedman in a recent Harvard Business Review article. His highly interactive and customized keynotes and workshops, classes, videos and weekly radio program teach audiences how they can pursue what he calls “four-way wins” by treating work, home, community and personal well-being holistically.

“In our research, we’ve found that people who bring a well-articulated set of core values to all parts of life experience less stress, greater harmony and better performance at home, in their communities, and for themselves personally,” he adds.

Building on decades of experience as a renowned researcher, educator, consultant and advocate, Friedman brings the science of leadership to the art of parenting, helping working mothers and fathers who are executives, managers and front-line employees learn to thrive in all aspects of life. It can be done.

Companies profit and working parents are happier when Stew Friedman’s Total Leadership skills are applied to the key domains of employees’ lives. Thanks to a diverse set of wonderful advance praise from business leaders, scholars and policy advocates “Parents Who Lead” is an Amazon #1 new release and was just listed as a Next Big Idea Club nominee for Spring 2020.

To purchase a copy of ”Parents Who Lead”, click here.

Here’s How to Increase Productivity Among Working Parents was last modified: March 13th, 2023 by Whitney Jennings