About the Book

The Working Dad’s Survival Guide: How to Succeed at Work and at Home is the first book of its kind- advice and encouragement for working fathers, helping them to achieve success in their careers while also being the involved, loving dads they always wanted to be. Here’s a quick synopsis of the book:

Written from the unique perspective of a busy working dad who also happens to be a national expert in work-family issues, The Working Dad’s Survival Guide helps dads 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 present, involved fathers. Specifically, The Working Dad’s Survival Guide will provide powerful and tangible benefits that will help busy fathers:

  • Understand that most dads face the same struggles they do. Reading about other dads’ concerns and struggles will help them feel less alone and more likely to discuss their issues and seek support.
  • Articulate their career and family priorities through reflection and self-assessment exercises and by reading about other dads who have chosen non-traditional paths. They can then use this information to make action plans to better align their choices with their priorities.
  • Assess their current workplace’s and employer’s attitudes towards work and family. This can lead to a better understanding of ways dads can pursue work-family balance and what barriers may be in their way.
  • Maintain and enhance their work productivity through better prioritization, planning and focus, as well as more efficient time management.
  • Understand how to create, negotiate for, and utilize workplace flexibility.
  • Protect family time from the creeping demands of work.
  • Improve their focus on the most important aspects of parenting, and gain a better understanding of how wives, families and children benefit from present, involved fathers.
  • Carve out “me time”—exercise and social activities—needed to de-stress, renew energy and maintain mental health.
  • Build a support network of other working dads so that they can give and receive friendship, emotional support and tangible help.