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.
Fact: Paternity leave benefits dads, kids, moms and families, and even improves the bottom line. Fact: One becomes CEO after either founding a company and, through insanely hard work, making it thrive, OR by putting in intense hours at work for a few decades. Fact: Most male CEOs today have at-home wives, and have not had to directly confront the same types of work-family challenges that most of their workforce faces. Putting these facts together, many male CEOs are not as en
Change is more likely to happen when the new generation of men in positions of corporate leadership see work-family not as a theoretical issue or one that only effects women but rather as something they see as a real challenge in their own lives * Quick programming note. I’ll be part of a parent panel for Fox and Friends tomorrow (10/4) morning at around 9:20am. And next week, I’ll be featured both in an article and in a video interview with the Globe and Mail (Canada’s newsp
When PIMCO CEO Mohamed El-Erian was confronted by his daughter with a list of milestones and important family events he missed, he reconsidered his life and career goals and decided to step down. Here’s his story, and why it represents another indicator that work-family balance is a dads’ issue, too. Former PIMCO CEO Mohamed El-Erian prioritized family over career (creative commons: Flickr) Hopefully, as companies give more attention to the importance of work-life balance, mo
Yesterday, Max Schireson stepped down as CEO of MongoDB, a successful and growing software company, in order to be a more involved father. He used this opportunity to give voice to the work-family struggles of today’s fathers. Why his work-family role modeling is so important. I hope that me telling this story in my position will help others feel more comfortable in making similar choices and help people in senior leadership roles be more public about it. – Max Schireson Max
At the recent White House Summit on Working Families, Ernst & Young’s CEO Mark Weinberger told an anecdote that, to me, represents our best hope that corporate leadership is finally recognizing the importance of work-family balance and will begin to sincerely address this issue. EY’s CEO Mark Weinberger (center) spoke about work-family balance at the White House Summit on Working Families The White House Summit was a glitzy affair- The President, Vice President, the First Lad