Scott Behson, PhD Professor, Author, Speaker, Consultant Building Better Workplaces
That Work for Everyone
From 2012 through 2017, I authored the Fathers, Work, and Family Blog, the first and most prominent blog focused on helping fathers balance work and family and promoting more supportive workplaces. The blog is now shuttered, but is archived here.
How can we achieve work-dad success? My latest article, “12 Work-Life Balance Tips from a Working Dad” was just published in Success magazine. In it, I describe some research from Boston College’s New Dad studies and provide some advice for dads trying to juggle career success with being a great dad. Click here or on the picture to go to the full article. My article in Success Magazine on Work-Dad Success Achieving work-dad success is not easy, but as I conclude: Virtually al
New research shows there are three types of working dads. Which are you? According to new research from Boston College’s Center for Work and Family, there are three types of working dads. In this post, I’ll describe these three categories, how BCCWF developed them, and share some quick thoughts. I’ll even have a poll to see which category you fall into, and a request to share your story. In their recent study, BCCWF asked about 100 working dads (mostly white-collar)the follo
What do work-life experts Brad Harrington, Stew Friedman, Jessica deGroot, Greg Marcus, Emma Plumb and Sara Sutton Fell have in common? They’ve all voiced their support for my forthcoming book, The Working Dad’s Survival Guide. One of the scary but very cool things about writing a book is sending preview copies out to subject matter experts, asking if they’d be willing to read the book and, if they like it, write a testimonial for you. What if they couldn’t be bothered? Worse
Fatherhood, Work and Family have been in the news a lot lately. Here’s a roundup of some of my favorite content from the past few months. First, here’s what I’ve been up to: I reached a deal with Motivational Press for my first book, due out in time for Father’s Day 2015: The Working Dad’s Survival Guide: How to Succeed at Work and at Home! My article, Flextime Doesn’t Need to be an HR Policy, appeared at Harvard Business Review Online My article, Want to Help Moms and Kids?
Minnesota Twins superstar catcher Joe Mauer is among the latest ballplayers to avail themselves of Major League Baseball’s paternity leave policy- the first of its kind in major US sports. Congrats to the Mauers on their twins, and kudos to MLB for sending an important signal about the importance of fatherhood. If there’s anything Joe Mauer knows it’s Twins! MVP, batting champ, new dad to twins- Joe Mauer is supported by MLB’s paternity leave policy From HardballTalk.com: (Th
Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Jason Kubel, Cleveland Indians outfielder Michael Bourn and Baltimore Orioles pitcher Miguel Gonzalez are the latest ballplayers to avail themselves of Major League Baseball’s paternity leave policy- the first of its kind in major US sports. Congrats to the Kubels, Bourns and Gonzalezes, and kudos to MLB for sending an important signal about the importance of fatherhood. Cheer up, Jason. You have a beautiful new daughter and the support of your
Cleveland Indians outfielder Nick Swisher and his wife welcomed their first child on Tuesday (and as Yahoo! Sports notes, knowing Swish’s fun-loving style, he’s probably REALLY REALLY REALLY excited). He returns from a three-day paternity leave tomorrow. New dad, Indians OF Nick Swisher, returns from paternity leave tomorrow (he can hit a little, too!) From Hardballtalk.com: Indians first baseman Nick Swisher was placed on the paternity leave list Tuesday following the birth
Marissa Mayer announced a progressive paternity leave policy at Yahoo! Especially considering recent Yahoo! decisions, these policies represent an important step forward for working dads everywhere. Yahoo’s paternity leave policy is a step forward (and somewhat makes up for Mayer’s earlier telework decision) Fair or not, when Yahoo! hired Marissa Mayer as their CEO, Mayer had to know that her status as a thirty-something first-of-her-generation new mother female CEO would att