Stewart Friedman, organizational psychologist at The Wharton School, and Alyssa Westring, associate professor at DePaul University’s Driehaus College of Business, say it’s a mistake for a working parent to think of career and home life as competing interests that have to be balanced. Their research shows how many leadership skills apply to parenting, and vice versa. The professors explain how individuals can stop making tradeoffs and instead find sustainable ways to advance their careers and also parent more effectively. Friedman and Westring are the authors of the book "Parents Who Lead: The Leadership Approach You Need to Parent with Purpose, Fuel Your Career, and Create a Richer Life."
It’s hard enough being a parent in normal times. And in times of uncertainty, when schedules are thrown out of whack, superhuman powers are necessary. Alyssa Westring, associate professor and DePaul Presidential Fellow in the Department of Management and Entrepreneurship, joins host Krys Boyd to talk about managing family life in this current time of upheaval. Her book, co-written with Stewart D. Friedman, is called “Parents Who Lead: The Leadership Approach You Need to Parent with Purpose, Fuel Your Career, and Create a Richer Life.”
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