Ep 131. Scott Behson: Working Dads Survival Guide
"There are millions of Dads out there who care very much about their careers and also about being hands-on, involved Dads."
Scott Behson is a professor of management at Fairleigh Dickinson University. He specializes in family issues and has also worked in support of community-based parenting and fatherhood organizations. Scott is author of The Working Dad’s Survival Guide: How to Succeed at Work and at Home. Scott founded the popular blog, Fathers, Work, and Family, dedicated to helping working fathers and encouraging more supportive workplaces.
Stew and Scott discuss the stigmas, the work and life conflicts, and the unique challenges fathers face in the workplace. They talk about steps working dads can take to increase their autonomy and freedom, for the benefit of both their careers and their families. Scott offers helpful guidance on how to approach managers about paternity leave, create a more flexible work schedule, and overcome internal fears fathers often feel about receiving backlash for putting family first.