The Working Dad’s Survival Guide was Amazon’s #1 BEST SELLER and #1 New Release for Career Advice!
The Kindle version was Amazon’s #1 BEST SELLER for Fatherhood!
Now available as an Audio Book!
Most fathers today strive both to be successful in their careers and to be loving, involved dads. It sometimes seems like an impossible tug-of-war. But it doesn’t have to be.
The Working Dad’s Survival Guide helps men understand they are not alone, and offers a series of concrete time and life management strategies that enable them to succeed in their careers while also being the present, involved fathers they always wanted to be.
Through personal stories and interviews with dozens of working dads, as well as actionable advice and useful self-assessment exercises, Scott Behson will help you feel more confident in succeeding in both parts of your life.
Praise for The Working Dad’s Survival Guide: How to Succeed at Work and at Home by Scott Behson, PhD:
If you’re like most dads, you’re facing an impossible tug of war between work and home. My advice? Read this book. In this smart, charming, and actionable guide, Scott Behson offers a practical toolkit for thriving in both domains. You’ll discover how to make family time more memorable, how to negotiate more flexibility with your boss, and why you should pack at least one stuffed animal on every business trip. Behson is the rare writer who can communicate everything you need to know, while making you feel like you’re just chatting over a beer with a good friend at a barbeque.
– Ron Friedman, Ph.D., author of The Best Place to Work: The Art and Science of Creating an Extraordinary Workplace
There’s no magic pill that will make you the best dad you can be. But with commitment, hard work, and Scott’s guidance, you’re well on your way.
– Armin Brott, author of The Expectant Father and The New Father: A Dad’s Guide to the First Year
Finally! This is the book dads juggling work and family have been waiting for. Behson’s book is full of great insights, perspectives and advice that will help dads be more successful on all fronts.
– Brad Harrington, PhD, Executive Director of the Boston College Center for Work and Family
Cheers to Scott Behson for providing the 21st century working dad a roadmap for career and parenting success.
– Matt Schneider and Lance Somerfeld, Co-Founders, City Dads Group.
He not only clearly shows the conflicts faced by many working dads, but he also provides actionable advice that will help dads find better solutions at work and at home. The stories, exercises, and concrete tips Scott offers in The Working Dad’s Survival Guide bring clarity, focus, and motivation for readers to tackle these issues in their own lives.
– Sara Sutton Fell, CEO of Flexjobs
I wish I had this book when I was taking heat in the corporate world for being an active parent. The suggestions and exercises would have made a big difference, to both support the choices I was making, and help me build a community of other working dads so I would not feel alone.
– Greg Marcus, author, Busting Your Corporate Idol
Behson’s book provides valuable, concise, practical information that will help so many dads balance their work and family lives.
– Hogan Hilling, author, Dads Behaving Dadly
Scott’s recommended tools and strategies will not only help fathers but also ultimately help all parents find common ground and solutions to succeed at work and at home.
– Emma Plumb, 1 Million for Work Flexibility
Filled with the heart-felt voices of dozens of fathers struggling to juggle it all, Behson’s imminently practical book lays out new ways of thinking, and helpful exercises, tools and strategies for how to be successful both at work and at home. If you’re a working father who’s felt alone, the Survival Guide is truly that – operating instructions to find your network and navigate this confusing yet exciting time.
– Brigid Schulte, author Overwhelmed: Work, Love and Play when No One has the Time
While the conversation of ‘leaning in’ and ‘opting out’ play out for women, Scott is blazing trails for men who want to participate more in their children’s lives and shift the consciousness of the business world.
– Charlie Capen, co-author, How to Be a Dad and The Guide to Baby Sleep Positions.
This is a solid toolbox of strategies for working dads who really care about their careers and their families and want to figure out how they can succeed in both arenas.
– Elizabeth Grace Saunders, author of How to Invest Your Time Like Money
Scott Behson draws brilliantly from his life and research to provide the stories, tips, and tools we need to become the fathers we want to be.
– Jeremy Adam Smith, author of The Daddy Shift
With clear insights, examples and strategies, Behson breaks it down and enables each of us to reconstruct fatherhood as a deep and glorious connection to our kids.
– Michael Kimmel, PhD, author, Guyland: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men
There is a revolution taking place – one that’s going to improve the lives of men, women and children. Scott’s book is an important part of this movement for change. The Working Dad’s Survival Guide provides a step-by-step resource to help men feel successful at work and at home – whether it’s his chapter on negotiating changes at work, creating more “memorable” times at home, or making sure involved dads take care of themselves (including having some fun with their spouses!) You might be a new dad who is craving this information, or an experienced dad interested in making a change, either way, Scott’s words of wisdom and friendly tone will help guide you to a solution that’s just right for you.
– Jessica DeGroot, Founder and President, ThirdPath Institute