The Working Dad’s Survival Guide and Work – Life Balance with Scott Behson

Survival is not the only thing Scott Behson knows about.  Scott is the author of, The Working Dad’s Survival Guide, Professor of management at Fairleigh Dickinson University, and is an advocate for Working Fathers.  In today’s episode we explore Scott’s work on the professional environment men face and the solutions he has.


In Scott’s book men will learn:

  • Understand that most dads face the same struggles they do.
  • Articulate their career and family priorities through reflection and self-assessment exercises and by reading about other dads’ experiences.
  • 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.
  • Understand their rights regarding paternity leave.
  • 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.

This easily segmented resource helps men digest the essential “take away” in each chapter and apply it in real life.  In today’s episode Scott shares some of the stories from the book and how to thrive, not just survive.




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Scott’s Book:  The Working Dad’s Survival Guide:  How to Succeed at Work and at Home

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