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Working parents have their work cut out for them, especially now during the COVID-19 crisis. It’s easy to get caught up in everyday demands and lose track of who you are and what really matters. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Building on decades of widely-renowned research and experience as a researcher, educator, consultant, and advocate, and also drawing from the principles of Total Leadership – Stew Friedman brings the science of leadership to the art of parenting, helping working parents who are executives, managers, and front-line employees learn to thrive in all aspects of life.
Stew helped members rethink assumptions about creating harmony among work, family, and life. As he said, the concept of balance is BS - it is all about the choices where we put our time and attention, and how we work with our families, co-parents, and communities to help us understand what they actually expect from us.
We also went through an extremely valuable activity that you can do on your own or with your co-parent, we encourage you to do it (Slide 7)!
Anyone who attended also received a copy of Stew's book, Parents Who Lead: The Leadership Approach You Need to Parent with Purpose, Fuel Your Career, and Create a Richer Life
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Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
Practice Professor of Management, Emeritus | Director, Wharton Work/Life Integration Project
Stew Friedman is an organizational psychologist at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where he has been on the faculty since 1984. He worked for five years in the mental health field before earning his PhD from the University of Michigan. As founding director of The Wharton Leadership Program, in 1991 he initiated the required MBA and Undergraduate leadership courses. He a...